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Explore your Creativity
McAuley allows girls to explore their creativity and express themselves artistically. Our state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and esteemed faculty provide the perfect environment for our girls to gain the confidence to star in our musicals, build sets for our productions, design our yearbook, decorate our hallways with original artwork, and fill out hearts with music.
McAuley fine arts students have been recognized at the national and state levels.
As part of McAuley's liberal arts curriculum, students are exposed to the fine arts. During freshman and sophomore years, they are introduced to the arts through beginning level classes and participate in fine arts clubs and activities. As juniors and seniors, students have the option of taking higher level courses.
Congratulations to the entire company of CHICAGO on a weekend filled with show-stopping performances to a sold-out auditorium!
This morning, we honored our Macs with Merit with a ceremony and breakfast!
Last night, we welcomed over 200 families to Mother McAuley for our Open House! It was a MIGHTY great night, and we hope to see you again soon!
Happy Halloween! We had a SPOOKTACULAR time at Not So Haunted House last week. Thank you to everyone who joined us!
This annual spooktacular event hosted by our Clubs and Organizations is geared towards kids ages 2-8. Enjoy games and activities led by our students!
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
4:00 - 6:00pm
Low-sensory time to accommodate children with special needs from 3:30 - 4:00pm
$3 per child, adults are free
For over 10 years, Mother McAuley Advanced Placement Art students have participated in the Memory Project, which invites high school students to create heartfelt portraits of children living in orphanages around the world. Over the summer, the portraits were delivered to children in Cameroon, and the video below shows their joyous reactions to receiving the artwork.
Join us for Open House on Thursday, November 2 from 6:00-8:00pm!
There will be presentations about academic programs, electives, athletics, financial aid, scholarships and transportation, You will also have a chance to meet students, athletes, coaches, teachers and administration.
The Future Macs are MIGHTY talented! We had the best time sculpting, painting, drawing, and more with all of you at our Junior High Art Workshop.
WOW, it was a MIGHTY special morning on 99th Street! ABC 7's Terrell Brown sang Taylor Swift with Acapella, sipped Starbucks in the Kitty Mac Cafe, played volleyball with the State Champs, crowd-surfed with MacNation on our turf field, and officially became a Mighty Mac when he threw on the M costume himself.
Our girls truly showed ABC 7 what McAuley is all about, and we did it all before the sun came up!
We know McAuley women are unafraid to face challenges head on. They lead with conviction. They advocate for others with compassion. They set weighty goals and exceed their own expectations.
This Mercy Day of Giving, September 22, we are asking our alumnae, family and friends to Rise to the Challenge and help us reach our goal of raising $150,000 from 600+ donors for Mother McAuley.
This day of giving has a far-reaching impact as we continue our commitment to invest in our students.
Congratulations to Kaylee Davenport '26 who's mural concept was displayed at the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship, held at Olympia Fields Country Club Aug. 15-20!
What an incredible accomplishment! We are MIGHTY proud of you, Kaylee!
Congratulations to Amelie Villasenor '25 who was selected for the All State Show, "She Kills Monsters!" We are so excited and proud! The All State Show rehearses over a series of weekends throughout the year and then is performed at the 2024 Theatre Festival!
Congratulations Mia Luckett '23! Mia took first place in the Johnson-Phelps VFW Auxiliary Young American Patriotic Art Contest.
Check out photos from our recent summer camps, including softball, photography and more!
Congratulations to Kaylee Davenport ‘26 for winning the Western Golf Association’s BMW Championship Tunnel Mural Art contest. This artwork will be part of a mural on display at the 2023 BMW Championship August 15th-20th at Olympia Fields Country Club. Tens of thousands of golf fans will pass by the mural on their way to watch the top 50 players on the PGA Tour!
Curtain Call Camp presents Moana (campers in 4th - 9th grade) and The Junglebook (campers in kindergarten - 3rd grade).
We have had so much fun with our future macs this week! On the court, in the chemistry lab, on the golf course and our very own stage! We are so happy to have you with us at MACNATION!
What a great night celebrating two Southside traditions: Mother McAuley & the Chicago White Sox!
Our Technical Drawing and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) students entered the Chicago Architecture Center Newhouse Design Competition. The award ceremony was held at the Chicago Architecture Center this weekend. McAuley students swept the engineering category!
Last week we held our Thespian Induction and One Acts Award Ceremony! Congratulations to all the new inductees and to everyone involved in this year’s One Acts!
Today we recognized the visual arts students who represented Mother McAuley in the Northern Regional Exhibition with a cart ride.
In the last week our Chorus, Band, and Orchestra all hosted their spring concerts. Each concert displayed beautiful music and our wonderful students’ talents!
McAuley's annual Artapalooza was held on Thursday, May 4! It was a great afternoon showcasing our incredibly talented students! Did you know over 570 students participate in one or more art class a year?! We are so proud of all their creations and grateful for the way they brighten our hallways.
McAuley's annual Artapalooza will be held on Thursday, May 4 from 1:40 - 4:00pm! The event showcases the work of our talented art students. Attendees will enjoy viewing the artwork on display, grabbing snacks from food trucks, listening to music, participating in raffles and more.
Get ready for a MACnificent summer at McAuley! With athletic camps, performing and visual art camps, and more, there is something for everyone.
Join us on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00pm for our Spring Choral Concert in the Auditorium! Tickets are $5 general admission and can be purchased online.
Lily Ryan ‘23 was awarded “Best of Show” for the Mixed-Media category at the Northern Regional Exhibition this weekend!
Over Spring Break students and teachers from our Performing Arts Department visited New York City! Every minute of the trip was filled with exploring the city, seeing shows, and sharing their music!
We had a Theatre In Our Schools month donut breakfast this morning! Students who wore a show shirt got donuts and we recognized all the amazing accomplishments of our incredible D-wing!
A special cart ride just in time for the end of Theatre In Our Schools Week. This week we celebrated Erin Curran and Ava Petrowski, who were chosen to be members of the crew for the 2023 All State Theatre Production of Shrek the Musical!
Congratulations to our second semester Macs with Merit! These students were selected by a teacher or staff member to receive this award based on their honorable character, diligent work ethic and notable contributions to the McAuley community. We are very proud of these young women!
Mother McAuley's Visual Arts & Technology Department invites 5th, 6th and 7th grade students to submit and exhibit their artwork in the Junior High section of McAuley’s annual event, "Artapalooza" on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Our Mac Melody, A Cappella and the Brother Rice Mother McAuley Band performed live this morning at the WGN Morning News St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza!
Make sure to cheer on the students below who will be representing Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School and competing for top prizes at the 2023 Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE) hosted by Art ConnectED. These students are selected across 8 different categories or from submitted scholarship portfolios.
Mother McAuley's spring play, Trap, ran on March 9 and 10. Congrats to the cast and crew for a great performance!
Art & Design students who participated in the Senior Scholarship Exhibition received more than $2 million in scholarships!
Mac Melody competed at the Chesterton Classic Show Choir Competition and took 2nd runner up in their division! Gigi Marceille ‘24 was the overall winner in the solo competition! Congrats, Macs! We are mighty proud!
View the January - February issue of our student-run Inscape!
Last night, the Brother Rice and Mother McAuley Band worked with Dr. Kaminsky, the Director of Bands at VanderCook College Of Music. They had a great time taking our music making to the next level!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Sacred Concert last night. It was so special to gather with many of our neighbors at Mercy Circle and share an evening of sacred music in the beautiful Mercy Chapel.
Eleven of our talented artists were announced as Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Award recipients! The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12.
Congratulations Amanda Schuler ‘25 for being recognized as an All-State Selection by the Illinois Music Education Association! We celebrated this incredible accomplishment in classic Mighty Mac style with a cart ride! Amanda will be performing with the All-State Orchestra this weekend and we are MIGHTY proud!
The Mother McAuley Chorus invites you to a Sing-Along of Disney's Encanto on Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 1:00 - 3:00pm in the Mother McAuley Auditorium. Tickets are $5 per person.
The McAuley Liturgical Choir was honored to sing at the Christmas Day Mass presided by Cardinal Cupich.
View the recording
This Christmas, our very own Liturgical Choir will be joining Cardinal Cupich in celebrating Christmas Day Mass. You can watch the televised Mass this Sunday at 8a.m. on ABC!
What a special Christmas Prayer Service! Thank you to everyone for participating in this joyous occasion and making McAuley a magical place this Christmas season.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Choral Concert, Strings Concert and Brother Rice and Mother McAuley Band concert! There is no better way to get in the spirit than our Mighty Mac Christmas performances!
Check out the latest issue of our student's Inscape!
Join us for our Christmas performances this season! Admission to all concerts are free with general admission seating. Get into the Christmas spirit with the Macs!
All alumnae are invited to come back and sing the Hallelujah Chorus at the Choral Concert.
Congratulations to every member of this year’s all school musical production, “The Little Mermaid” on a sold out weekend of incredible performances!
It’s Opening Night for our fall musical, “The Little Mermaid!” The show opens tonight and runs through Sunday. Tickets are sold out, but you can join the waitlist.
Thank you to everyone who attended Open House! We had a great time showing you around our school and sharing the wonderful academics and activities we have to offer! We hope to see you again soon.
Happy Halloween! Last week was The NAHS Great Pumpkin Auction! Faculty, staff and students were able to bid on their favorite pumpkins and proceeds benefited The Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Our Mighty Mac artists did a bootiful job.
Mother McAuley will present The Little Mermaid on November 17-19 at 7:30pm, and November 20 at 3:00pm. We anticipate that shows will sell out - don't delay in purchasing your tickets today!
Our Mighty Macs have been busy in the city! Check out what they’ve been up to on recent field trips across the Chicagoland area, including to Bigane Pving Company Asphalt Plant, the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Lewis University Television Network, and more!
Thank you to all the future macs who joined us for our Junior High Art Workshop. We are mighty impressed with all of your creations!
Every day at McAuley we celebrate girls. On International Day of the Girl we especially celebrate the opportunity McAuley provides for young women to become empowered leaders that change the world.
Get creative and discover your talents with the Mother McAuley Art Department! Choose one of five projects to learn more about painting, digital imaging, sculpture, drawing or photography!
Join our performing arts faculty for a Junior High Symphony Orchestra! No experience necessary. Instruments will be provided. Students will perform with the McAuley Symphony Orchestra at the Christmas and Spring Concerts. The cost is $100, which will cover the rehearsal sessions and performance apparel.
Join the McAuley Performing Arts faculty for a FREE workshop! You are invited to participate as a cast member, stage or tech crew member, or an orchestra member. Orchestra members should bring their own instrument and all levels of experience are welcome.
Yesterday, we had such a wonderful all school ceremony celebrating the legacy of Catherine McAuley.
What a great night for celebrating two Southside traditions: Mother McAuley & the Chicago White Sox!
From Culinary Camp to Forensic Science to Curtain Call to Basketball and SO much more, we are having a blast with all our future Mighty Macs!
It's not too late to register for summer fun at Mother McAuley!
We held a cart ride in honor of our journalism students who won awards from the Illinois Journalism Education Association and in the 2022 Scholastic Press Association of Chicago, Student Media Awards.
The annual Artapalooza was held on May 5, showcasing the work of our talented art students.
Thirteen senior AP Art & Design students participated in the Senior Scholarship Exhibition and received over $3.9 MILLION in art scholarship offers!
We are very excited to announce that registration is now available online for McAuley Summer Camps! From sports to art to theatre to science, we have a camp for you! There are camps available for ages K - 12!
Mac Melody competed in the Show Choir Showdown in El Paso, Illinois on Saturday, February 19. They placed 2nd in their division and 8th overall, and Lydia Long ‘22 was the overall solo champion with her performance of “On My Own.”
On February 16, internationally recognized composer and teacher, Doug Spata, joined our Intermediate Orchestra class via zoom. Mighty Macs performed "Gauntlet," one of his original works, and Doug gave them some tips and tricks and shared his inspiration and experiences from throughout his career.
11 of our talented young artists were announced as 2022 Regional Scholastic and Writing Award recipients. These Mighty Macs were recognized by the University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center for their original works and received 16 Midwest Scholastic Art Awards!
Students lined the hallways to give a MIGHTY send off to seniors Sarah Heirdorn, Ally Howe, and Monica Alifantis as they are heading down state tomorrow for the All State Music Festival!