Tuition for the 2021 - 2022 school year is $13,350 plus a mandatory fundraising fee of $300. Tuition payments are divided equally in to 10 payments of $1,335 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.
Recognizing the importance of a Catholic, secondary education, the Board of Trustees of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School established a Board of Trustees Scholarship. This scholarship provides one-half of a year’s tuition and will be awarded to one (1) member of the class of 2025. Annual renewal is based on continual compliance with established criteria. Thus, four students, one in each grade level, are designated Board of Trustees Scholars.
This $1000 non-renewable scholarship is available for members of the class of 2025 who have been recognized for their service and leadership skills. We are looking to recognize students who have gone “above and beyond” their Confirmation service hour requirement and who are making a difference in their church, school, or community.
Awarded to an incoming freshman who is actively involved in some volunteer activity above and beyond the required
Christie and Mark Sever sent their three children through Catholic grade school, high school, college and graduate school. Mr. and Mrs. Sever both served many roles as volunteers within their parish and community. Christie (Gallagher) is a Class of 1972 graduate of Mother McAuley High School. Additionally, Christie Sever has served on the Board of Trustees of Mother McAuley. Mr. and Mrs. Sever are firm believers of hard work, scholastic application, volunteerism and the Catholic faith.
Awarded to three freshmen with a strong academic record, demonstrated leadership skills, and commitment to service.
The Daniel P. Haerther Charitable Trust has generously funded a scholarship program for twelve scholars (three per level). In addition to receiving a financial award, scholars will be required to participate in events facilitated by the scholarship trustees each year. These include monthly meetings, a cultural field trip, service project, college visits, and other activities that will help them learn about and determine their college and career plans. Additional offerings include full financial support for ACT prep and access to a college mentoring program to provide one-on-one assistance in preparing for your college search, the college application process, and assistance in college scholarships, which begins in your sophomore year. There are robust career and strong networking components for scholars throughout all four years.
Mother McAuley is committed to keeping the cost of a Catholic secondary education affordable for all families. As such we strive to provide financial aid to families that show a demonstrated need. Mother McAuley families received over $1.6 million in financial aid in the 2020-2021 school year.
A "demonstrated need" is defined as the difference between the total amount a family can be expected to contribute based on their financial situation, and the cost of tuition. All families attending Mother McAuley are expected to contribute something toward their child’s education. Mother McAuley uses FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) as a tool to determine need.
Yes! 67% of applicants qualified for a tuition assistance award in the 2020-2021 school year. Also, having filled out the FAST application qualifies you for other scholarship opportunities throughout the school year.
Factors that might influence the amount of financial aid awarded include household income, assets, household size, and the number of dependents in tuition charging schools. The FAST application also allows families to submit information about any extenuating family circumstances that should be considered in evaluating their application.
Your financial aid package will be made available after your child takes the Entrance Exam at Mother McAuley and is formally accepted, but prior to the registration process. You must complete the FAST application prior to December 14 for this notification. Financial aid award letters will be mailed on February 12.
The mission of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund is to give high school scholarship assistance and educational support to Chicago students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. DMSF seeks to make a life-altering difference in the lives of its Scholars by providing them with the best opportunity to succeed in high school and college.
DMSF works to ensure that financial constraints do not hinder a young person’s ability to obtain a quality education. DMSF seeks to create three-way partnerships between college preparatory high schools, the families of bright but economically disadvantaged young people from Chicago, and DMSF. Through these partnerships, young people who traditionally have very little choice in matters of education receive the opportunity to attend a high performing high school, participate in extracurricular activities, benefit from honors and accelerated high school classes, and take advantage of DMSF’s educational support services and programs.
By giving these Scholars the opportunity to attend college preparatory high schools, DMSF is making a difference in the lives of deserving young men and women, their families and their communities.
HFS provides high school scholarships and mentoring to economically disadvantaged, at-risk Chicago inner-city students who show academic leadership and promise. Application deadline is November each year. For application details, call 312-421-4070 or visit their website.
Since 1966, LINK unlimited Scholars has been Chicago’s highest-performing and most experienced African American high school mentoring and scholarship program, bringing together the comprehensive resources required to shape motivated African American youth from underserved neighborhoods into academic achievers and life-long community leaders. The organization’s approach rests on a rigorous support system built to hone the academic and interpersonal skills necessary for admission to top-tier universities, and ultimately, college graduation and a lifetime of success. LINK integrates mentoring relationships to foster academic success, personal development, and interracial understanding and harmony. Our strategic goal is to support students who show great promise for developing personal leadership, achievement, and ultimately, success – both in and out of the classroom. This philosophy is reflected in our programming, our staff, and the families we serve. Our goal at LINK Unlimited is to provide every opportunity that will afford the scholars we serve a concrete blueprint by which they can confidently and successfully change the trajectory of their lives.
Mother McAuley is proud to partner with the Madonna Foundation, an organization that supports young women who plan to attend an all-girls high school. Members of the class of 2024 are encouraged to apply for a renewable scholarship offered by the foundation.
Applications are now available on their website.
All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020.
Before completing the online portion of the application, please be sure you meet the following requirements:
Income requirement for new incoming applicants: $15,000 per person in the family per year or less. For example, a family of 4 with a total annual income of $60,000 or less would be eligible to apply; a family of 4 with a total annual income of more than $60,000 per year would not be eligible.
Applicants must also complete their high school financial aid application by February 28, 2020. Mother McAuley uses the FAST application; you can find a link below.
On September 24, we celebrate Mercy Day - a day to recognize our foundress, Catherine McAuley, who established the first House of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland on this day in 1827. This year, our celebration here at McAuley is two-fold, as we honor 175 years of Mercy education in Chicago!
For 175 years, young women in Chicago have found the support and resources they need to succeed, have gained the confidence to go after their dreams, and have been ingrained with the knowledge that they can do anything, all because of a small group of Sisters of Mercy, who arrived in Chicago in 1846 and established St. Xavier Academy for Females. When the campus relocated to 99th Street in 1956, the school was renamed Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School.
The tradition of support and education for women continues at McAuley today, providing the lifetime advantage to current and future students. We are proud to partner with YOU, our Mighty Mac community, to raise funds in support of our mission - educating our young women to be the compassionate leaders of the next generation, helping them explore their passions, and preparing them confidently for the future.
Celebrate Mercy Day with a gift today!
Spread the word using #MacsGiveBack, and follow along with us on social media!
Open House - October 3, 2021
Join us for our first Open House on Sunday, October 3, 2021!
11:00 am to 1:30 pm
No registration required
First 100 students will receive a McAuley sweatshirt!