Meet students, athletes, coaches, teachers and administration. Take a tour of the school and learn about financial aid and scholarships.
Preparation in the visual arts provides our young women with creative and critical problem-solving skills in addition to developing their own appreciation of art as a unique visual record of the diverse cultures of the world. The Visual Arts take a holistic orientation to education. Our curriculum is designed to challenge McAuley's young women to:
- engage to the imagination.
- foster flexible ways of thinking creatively and critically.
- develop disciplined effort.
- build self-confidence.
- achieve technical skills for personal expression.
- build portfolios for future study and career opportunities.
- compete and exhibit their original artwork.
Our art students participate in many private and public-sponsored competitions. They also enter into many exhibitions throughout the South Chicago Metropolitan area, Illinois and Midwest region, including the Art ConnectED Senior Scholarship competition and exhibition, IAEA Northerner Regional Art Exhibition, Midwest Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Art Program sponsors the Annual Juried Art Exhibition/Artapalooza and a senior Franklin Framing Gallery in Blue Island.
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 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!
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!
Today we recognized the visual arts students who represented Mother McAuley in the Northern Regional Exhibition with a cart ride.
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.
Lily Ryan ‘23 was awarded “Best of Show” for the Mixed-Media category at the Northern Regional Exhibition this weekend!
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.
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.
Art & Design students who participated in the Senior Scholarship Exhibition received more than $2 million in scholarships!
View the January - February issue of our student-run Inscape!
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.
Check out the latest issue of our student's Inscape!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Mother McAuley is one of the top 20 Illinois Art Education Associations scholarship schools.
In the Spring of 2020 our Advanced Placement Art & Design students received $1,700,000.00 in scholarship offers.
In the Spring of 2022 our Advanced Placement Art & Design students received $3,987,718.00 in scholarship offers.