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.

Fine Arts are part of the Curriculum!

Curriculum Guide

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.

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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! 

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!

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!


We showcased the exceptional artwork that was created by our students in B-Wing throughout the school year during our annual ARTAPALOOZA event. Thanks to all of our families and friends who spent the afternoon with us! We are MIGHTY proud of our incredibly talented and creative student artists.

Eliza Sweeney '25 - Young Artist Award Grand Prize Winner

Please join us in congratulating Eliza Sweeney '25 on being named the Grand Prize Winner of Chicago Public Library’s "Young Artist Award" as part of the Teen Winter Challenge!

Eliza's portfolio was selected from among 200 submissions, and it stood out for her exceptional skill in depicting realism. Eliza's artwork will be featured prominently at a downtown exhibit in the Harold Washington Library Center. The winning piece will also be included in the annual Teen Winter Challenge catalog, which will be added to the Chicago Public Library’s permanent collection - ensuring it remains accessible to the public for years to come!

Congratulations on this MAC-nificent accomplishment, Eliza!

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Congratulations to every member of this year’s Spring Play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", McAuley's first ever Shakespeare production!

MMc & BR Band/Orchestra Nashville Trip

Mother McAuley & Brother Rice Band and Orchestra students traveled to Nashville over Spring Break for an incredible trip full of music.

Our Mighty Macs visited the Grand Ole Opry, recorded at RCA Studio B (the same studio used by Elvis, Dolly Parton, Chet Atkins, and so much more), performed at the National Museum of African American Music, saw Elvis Presley's Piano, and even spotted a celebrity along the way!

Southside Irish Parade

Our Mighty Macs marched in both the Southside Irish Parade and the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade during St. Patrick's Day Weekend! The parades made us proud to celebrate McAuley's Irish Heritage and the Chicago community that we've been a part of for more than 175 years. Special thanks to the BRMM Band and all of our alumnae who joined us!

Art from the Heart

Mother McAuley students participated in Advocate Christ Medical Center's annual art contest to expand its permanent art collection. This competition was open to students from schools involved in the "Live from the Heart" Program, and the submissions were judged by faculty from Saint Xavier University and experts from Acorns to Oaks Studio. Students from Mother McAuley stood out by having their artwork displayed, some chosen for the hospital’s permanent collection, and others received various awards.

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Get ready for a MAC-nificent summer at McAuley! Our 2024 Summer Camps are now open for registration now! Learn more about our summer camps and register today.