Mac FAQs for Class of 2022

With nearly 1,000 passionate students and families; 125+ dedicated teachers, staff members and administrators; and 26,500 alumnae, it is truly a mighty community. In the next four years, the Class of 2022 will grow as individuals, find their passions, make lifelong friends and experience the Lifetime Advantage of a McAuley education. 
Please use this page as a resource as you prepare for the 2018-2019 school year. The page will be updated throughout the spring and summer to keep you up-to-date.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Mrs. Cassie Mayer, at 773-881-6534 or email cmayer@mothermcauley.org.

Tuition Assistance

Legacy Discount

McAuley offers a $500 legacy discount for any incoming freshman whose mother graduated from McAuley. This information is captured in the online Data Sheet.

Financial Aid (FAST) Application

We encourage ALL families to complete the FAST financial aid application. 81% of the applicants who completed the FAST application for the 2016-2017 school year received a financial aid award. The submission of a FAST financial aid application also qualifies your daughter to apply for many of the scholarship opportunities that we offer to currently enrolled students at McAuley.

Family Discount

A $500 tuition discount is given to the second and subsequent daughters attending McAuley at the same time.

If a brother attends Brother Rice High School, a tuition credit of $250 will be provided by each school every year that both students are enrolled. 

Work Study

Supplemental Grant: $500 per year

Financial Aid Organizations

These organizations offer financial assistance scholarship programs:
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation
Link Unlimited
Highsight Scholars
HFS Chicago Scholars

General Information

Tuition

Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year will be $12,000. Tuition payments are divided equally in to 10 payments of $1,200 beginning July 1 and ending April 1.  A late fee of $40 will be assessed for any payment received after the 5th of the month.  Tuition is expected to be paid in full by April 1. You may use the link below to submit a payment online.

Make a payment

College Credit Fees

College credit is offered through the following colleges and Universities:

St. Xavier University
$60.00 per credit hour

Moraine Valley Community College
$44.00 per course

Uniforms

Our school uniform helps to identify the student as a member of the Mother McAuley community. All uniform clothing must be purchased from Schoolbelles Uniforms. 

Order Online from Schoolbelles
School Code: S0650


The uniform consists of the knit McAuley embroidered polo, sweater or fleece top, designated level skirt or kilt and the school ID worn on a McAuley lanyard. The lanyard may only be worn around the neck and the student’s school ID must be visible at all times while in the school building during the school day. No article of clothing may be tied around the waist or thrown over the shoulders. Skirts and kilts must be worn at the waist, fully buttoned and zipped and must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee. Any clothing other than the Schoolbelles uniform is considered non-uniform clothing and may not be worn or carried during the school day.

Shoe Policy

Following are the approved shoes for the 2017-2018 school year. All can be purchased online at the sites provided, in addition to these local retail partners:

  • Golden Shoes at 12212 Harlem Ave, Palos Heights, IL 60463, (708) 448-3580
  • Big 'n Little at 3142 W 111th St, Chicago, IL 60655, (773) 239-6066
  • Baron's Shoes at 3101 W 111th St, Chicago, IL 60655, (773) 238-6100
  • Martinelli's at 3517 95th St, Evergreen Park, IL 60805, (708) 425-6287

Doc Marten Mary Jane
Style #8065 in Black

Available at www.docmarten.com and other various websites.
Also available at Big 'n Little Shoes and Golden Shoes.

Eastland Falmouth Camp Moc
Item #3365 in Waxy Tan, Brown Leather or Bomber Brown

Available at www.eastlandshoe.com and other various websites.
Also available at Big 'n Little Shoes, Golden Shoes and Baron's.

BOC Merry
Style #C95823 in chocolate oiled  

Available at www.bocshoes.com and other various websites.
Also available at Big 'n Little Shoes and Golden Shoes.

Skechers Women's Buras
Style #17361 in black

Available at www.skechers.com and other various websites.
Also available at Big 'n Little Shoes and Golden Shoes.

Shoes and socks or tights must be worn at all times with the uniform. Socks should be solid white or black and worn above the ankle. Tights may be worn and their color should be solid white or black only.  

Ipad info

Health Forms

Food Service

Country House Food Service will provide breakfast, lunch and after school services for your student at Mother McAuley High School beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Stop by their restaurant at 5400 W. 127th St. in Alsip to sample their high quality, fresh and delicious food!

Parent Clubs

General Information

Parent Clubs

“Everywhere Catherine and her sisters went, they drew around them a circle of women and some men who participated enthusiastically in the mission.” (Mary Celeste Rouleau)The Fathers' & Mothers' Clubs give of their time and talents to enthusiastically support the mission of Catherine McAuley. Membership is open to all parents and guardians of Mother McAuley students and provides wonderful opportunities to make new friends and build lasting memories of your daughter’s time at McAuley. Both clubs plan and execute projects and events which benefit the school, students and families, as well as the surrounding community.  

2018-2019 Club Officers

Both Clubs meet the first Thursday of the month. Please click on the links below for information on time and location.
Fathers' Club info
Mothers' Club info

Mothers' Club Membership

Join the Mothers' Club!

Fathers' Club Membership

Join the Father's Club!

Optional Insurance

Books

Book and eBook purchases for your courses can be made on the MBS Virtual Bookstore starting July 16, 2018. 

Summer Reading

Please click below to view the summer reading and assignment for your grade level. If you have any questions, please email Sister Nancy Houlihan, RSM, at nhoulihan@mothermcauley.org.

Summer reading list

Deans

Ms. Jeanne Miller
Dean of Underclasswomen (fresh/soph)
773-881-6508
jmiller@mothermcauley.org

Mrs. Meg Gardner
Dean of Upperclasswomen (junior/senior)
773-881-7711
mgardner@mothermcauley.org 

Mrs. Jennifer Murzyn 
Dean of Student Support 
773-881-6510
jmurzyn@mothermcauley.org 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

We know sending your daughter to McAuley is a sacrifice, and we hope to lessen that burden by offering financial aid and scholarships to our students. For the 2017-2018 school year alone, we awarded more than $300,000 to the Class of 2021, and dedicated more than $1.5 million to our entire student body through financial aid or scholarship. Please note, the FAST application for financial aid was due on December 15, 2017.

Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

Agatha O'Brien Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship highlights the ministry of Sister Agatha O'Brien, who in the face of extreme hardship, demonstrated leadership, courage, perseverance and service to those in need of education. The $2,000 renewable scholarship is awarded to the top 5% of entrance exam test takers.

Board of Trustees Scholarship
The board scholar will receive credit equal to one-half of the annual tuition charge. The scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and has an excellent disciplinary and attendance record. Students must complete the scholarship application and have filled out the FAST application to demonstrate financial need.

Catherine McAuley Service Award
This $1,000 non-renewable scholarship is available for incoming first year students who have been recognized for their service and leadership skills. 

Haerther Charitable Trust Scholarship
This renewable scholarship for one-half tuition is awarded to three incoming freshmen with strong co-curricular involvement in clubs, fine arts, athletics and/or community service. Students must have filled out the FAST application to demonstrate financial need.

Hometown Heroes Scholarship
Daughters of members of local police and fire departments are eligible to apply for this $750 non-renewable scholarship. 

Lombard Family Scholarship
Established by Mr. George Lombard and family to support students at Mother McAuley, this scholarship provides four incoming freshmen with awards based upon their excellent academic records and strong potential to be successful students at Mother McAuley.  The scholarship award is $1,000 and is renewable provided students remains in good standing.

Mary Kean Coffey Pay it Forward Scholarship
This scholarship recognizes a student who is a leader who participates fully in the concept of "paying it forward" by using their gifts and talents to support other students and their community. The recipients will receive credit equal to one-half of the annual tuition charge. This scholarship is renewable providing the student remains in good standing. Four scholarships will be awarded.

Sister Ellen Marie Ryan, RSM Music Scholarship
A $500 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman student with elementary school music experience who desires to continue her music education at McAuley. 

Tradition of Excellence
Incoming freshman students who are daughters, granddaughters and/or nieces of Mother McAuley High School or St. Xavier Academy alumnae are invited to apply for this $1,000 non-renewable scholarship.

Become a Student Ambassadors

Perhaps you met a Student Ambassador at a recruiting visit at your school or at an event here at McAuley, shadowed an ambassador or were given a tour of the school. Now it's your turn to represent McAuley and get the chance to tell grammar school girls about your school. 

The Student Ambassador organization helps with all aspects of recruiting from Open Houses and school visits to Girls Night Out.  We are inviting you to apply to be part of this great group of girls for the 2018-19 school year.  Here are some of the requirements:

  • Attend all Student Ambassador meetings
  • Attend one of the summer training sessions
  • Encourage student involvement
  • Dress appropriately for Student Ambassador activities and events
  • Attend all Open Houses
  • Attend at least 3 other Student Ambassador events each semester
  • Welcome all prospective students with enthusiasm
  • Maintain a 2.75 GPA

Registration is now closed for Student Ambassadors.