Members of the chorus from the Class of 2024 stand on stage in their white gowns during their graduation ceremony

Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

Three members of the Class of 2024 hold up their hands in celebration with big smiles. They're wearing their white gowns in front of the stage at graduation.

Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

From left: commencement speaker Alexandria Johnson '24, valedictorian Natalie Sommerfeld '24, and salutatorian Margaret Nye '24

College Decision Day

Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

Alumnae Insights Panel

Thank you to our alumnae who shared their insights in the STEM field

Black History Month Prayer Service

Chorus performs on WGN Morning News

Macs with Merit

A McAuley Girl is...

Anything but typical. She is kind and compassionate. She is a problem solver and a future-ready leader. She doesn't just fit in, she stands out. Empowered by our dynamic curricular offerings and talented faculty, she steps out of her comfort zone to discover her best self.

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School News

Michael Sullivan Family Foundation Scholarship

We are MIGHTY proud to congratulate Maureen Curran '25 on being awarded the Michael Sullivan Family Foundation Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics!

The Michael Sullivan Family Foundation recognizes and awards students in their senior year who excel academically in mathematics. Congratulations, Maureen!

Join us for our first 2024 Mac-Tail Hour!

Mac-Tail Hours are back, and we hope to see you there! McAuley Alumnae (21+) are invited to join us on Wednesday, June 5th for drinks and networking at Tiny Tapp on the riverwalk 🍹

Enjoy your first drink complimentary of Mother McAuley! RSVP today!

Spring Sports Banquet

Celebrating our athletes, coaches, and their families at the Spring Sports Banquet! Congratulations to all of our spring sports teams on a great season!

Track & Field State Qualifiers

Congratulations to the following Mighty Macs who qualified for the Track & Field State Finals! 

Maya Hooks '25 - Shot Put

Mary Claire Deacy '25 - High Jump

Jada Jones '25 - 100m & 200m

Sarah Speski '24 - Pole Vault

Time & Eternity Mass

Our entire school community gathered together to close out the school year with our Time & Eternity Mass.Following the Mass, the Class of 2024 took an oath to join our community of 29,000 Mother McAuley Alumnae!

Spring Concerts

Our Performing Arts Department concluded the year by hosting their annual Spring Chorus, Strings, and Band Concerts! 

Join us for McAuley White Sox Night

The Mother McAuley Fathers' Club and Alumnae Office invite you to join us for McAuley White Sox Night on Monday, July 29! The first 500 ticket purchasers will receive an exclusive t-shirt to commemorate the event! 

A Mighty Unveiling

It was another MIGHTY great afternoon on 99th Street! On April 30th, we unveiled the brand new scoreboard and lights on our turf field, thanks to the generous support of the Tom Hopkins Foundation and Marquette Bank.

Mother McAuley is proud to be the first all-girls school in Chicago with a state-of-the-art turf field. We celebrated this investment we are making towards equity in women’s sports with our Mighty Mac Community today.

Special thanks to Alderman Matt O’Shea, Mayor Terry Vorderer, Committeewoman Fran Hurley, WLS TV, WGN News and Fox 32 Chicago. 

United States Air Force Academy Official Appointment

We recognized a truly unique and exceptional accomplishment at our Honors Assembly this morning. Lieutenant Colonel Tim Grebs, Admissions Liaison Officer to the United States Air Force Academy, officially appointed our very own Sophia Rowan ‘24.

Sophia is the second student in Mother McAuley’s history to be appointed to the Air Force Academy, and she is one of approximately 25 students in Illinois to be appointed this year.

Thank you to Lieutenant Colonel Tim Grebs for taking the time to help us congratulate Sophia today.

McAuley Honors Assembly

Our school gathered for an Honors Assembly to recognize our students' academic achievements and celebrate the essence of Mother McAuley – a community dedicated to excellence, mercy, faith, and the pursuit of knowledge.

Congratulations to ALL of the honorees that received awards and recognitions today! We are MIGHTY proud of you!

National Art Honor Society

Our Visual Arts Department held their induction ceremony for the National Art Honor Society! Congratulations to the newly inducted members of NAHS!

2024 Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies

We are MIGHTY proud to share that our very own, Ellie White '24, was named Honorary Coach for the 2024 Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies!

The 56th Annual Opening Ceremonies were held this past weekend at Soldier Field. Each year, an Honorary Coach is selected to kick off the games in celebration of Special Olympic athletes! Ellie joins a list of Chicago sports legends that have preceded her in being named the Honorary Coach.

Congratulations on this incredible honor, Ellie!

Mother McAuley Mariachi Club

Our very own Mother McAuley Mariachi Club opened for the Grammy Award-Winning Rock Band, Los Lobos, at the St. Germaine Cinco De Mayo Celebration!

The Mariachi Club is one of Mother McAuley's newest student clubs, and we are MIGHTY proud of their latest accomplishment sharing a stage with Los Lobos!

Daniel P. Haerther Scholars' Senior Send Off

Our Daniel P. Haerther Scholars enjoyed their final program event hosted by the generous Haerther Trustees. The Senior Send Off luncheon took place downtown and included all seven catholic high school presidents, mentors and scholars. Congratulations and best of luck to these four amazing seniors, Makilah Cooley '24, Giselle Godinez '24, Martha Rios '24 and Ava Grace Sales '24. We will miss you!

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By the Numbers

100% College acceptance rate for the past 10 graduating classes

12:1 Student teacher ratio

71% Faculty hold a Master's Degree or higher

29 Average upper quartile ACT score

29,000 Alumnae

19 Advanced Placement Courses

7 Academic Honors Societies 

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