Welcome parents!

Thank you for partnering with us as we work to educate young women to be confident, compassionate leaders of tomorrow. 

Please use this page as a resource for school information, news and events!

Important Documents

Parent Club Information

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. Each year, the clubs underwrite the cost of the bus transportation to safely transport our seniors and their dates to the Senior Prom! 

Both clubs meet on the following days for the 2022-2023 school year: September 7, October 13, November 10, December 8 , January 12, February 9, March 9, April 19 and May 11

2022-2023 School Year Parent Club News
Participate in our annual Vendor Fair!
  • Alumnae News
  • Parent Clubs

Attention Crafters/Vendors & Food Trucks! There are spots available for our upcoming Shopapalooza event on Saturday, November 5, hosted by the Mother's Club. Space is limited and booths are available on a first come first serve basis.

Fathers' Club Tuition Raffle
  • Parent Clubs

The winner of this raffle will have one year of Mother McAuley High School tuition PAID IN FULL for the 2022-2023 school year or $12,000 cash. Online sales will close on Saturday, August 13th at midnight. The winner will be drawn on Sunday, August 14th. Winner need not be present.

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McAuley Night 2022 a home run!
  • Alumnae News
  • Parent Clubs
  • Performing Arts
  • Student Life

What a great night for celebrating two Southside traditions: Mother McAuley & the Chicago White Sox!

School News

College Parent Night for Juniors and Sophomores
  • Academics
  • College Readiness
  • Student Services

We are excited to welcome in the new year by kicking off the college planning process for the Class of 2024. We would like to share with you important information on how to best support your child through this process. Please join us on January 26, 2023 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the Dining Hall. Sophomore parents are welcome!

Kairos 154 held this weekend
  • Faith
  • Student Life

Sending prayers and good thoughts to all our students and faculty members attending Kairos 154 this weekend!!

Celebrating student athletes with a cart ride
  • Athletics
  • Student Life

This morning we celebrated Gigi Navarrete '23 and Ellie White '24 with a cart ride for receiving national recognition and prestigious awards for their outstanding seasons this year!

Join us for Alumnae Basketball Night!
  • Alumnae News
  • Athletics

Come cheer on the Mighty Macs as they take on Lyons Township on Monday, January 23!

JV game: 5:30pm
Varsity game: 7:00pm

Pizza and refreshments to follow the games in the lounge!

RSVP here

Student Athlete named Gatorade Illinois Volleyball Play of the Year
  • Athletics
  • College Readiness
  • Student Life

Congratulations to junior Ellie White for being named the 2022-23 Gatorade Illinois Volleyball Player of the Year! This prestigious honor is bestowed upon the nation’s most outstanding high school athletes. Ellie was recognized for her athletic excellence, academic achievement, and exemplary character. We are MIGHTY proud Ellie for this most deserving honor!

Juniors attend College Kick-off
  • Academics
  • College Readiness
  • Student Services

The junior class attended their College Kick-Off!

Members of the senior class facilitated a student panel to provide advice, tips, and words of encouragement to their peers about the college application process. They will begin reflecting on personal interests associated with future majors and researching college criteria in order to create their college list.

Macs with Mercy program
  • Diversity, Equity & Belonging
  • Faith
  • Service
  • Student Life

This year we began a new program with our neighbors at Mercy Circle, Macs with Mercy. Each month, one of our clubs or organizations gathers with the residents at Mercy Circle and to do an activity. So far our Student Government, Black Student Union and Science National Honor Society have participated.

Alumnae Panel Series
  • Alumnae News
  • College Readiness
  • Student Services

This year we are especially grateful for our amazing alumnae who are role models for our students! Our College Counseling Department in partnership with the Alumnae Relations Department have created a new panel series for students to prepare them for their future careers. Each session is dedicated to a professional field and offers students an open forum to ask questions related to the career path.

Faculty and staff celebrate Christmas
  • Faculty and Staff News

Check out some of the trees our faculty & staff decorated at this year’s Christmas Party! Each department came up with a theme and decorated their tree to win the contest! Congratulations to our Science and Theology departments for winning.

We are so blessed to have such a wonderful school community.

Tune in to Christmas Day Mass
  • Faith
  • Performing Arts
  • Student Life

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!

Christmas Prayer Service
  • Faith
  • Performing Arts
  • Student Life

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.

Preparing for finals!
  • Student Life

Happy dogs and happy students preparing for finals! Thank you to our furry friends at PAWsitive Therapy Troupe for stopping by our finals study sessions.

Celebrating the season with Christmas Concerts!
  • Performing Arts
  • Student Life

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!

Senior named Posse Scholar
  • Academics
  • College Readiness

Congratulations Julia Ilarraza ‘23 on being selected as a Posse Scholar! Julia has been awarded a four-year, full tuition scholarship to University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are MIGHTY proud of Julia for this huge accomplishment!

Celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • Faith
  • Student Life

We gathered today to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception together in a beautiful mass presided by Fr. Mark Walter. Our Liturgical Choir and String Ensemble filled the auditorium with moving music. Thank you to everyone who participated and planned the mass.

We have so much to be grateful for this Christmas Season!

Join us for our Christmas Concerts!
  • Alumnae News
  • Performing Arts
  • Student Life

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.

Illinois State Scholars Announced
  • Academics
  • College Readiness

We are so proud of our 37 Illinois State Scholars from the Class of 2023! Illinois State Scholars are chosen based on exemplary college entrance examination scores and record high school achievement. 

Winter sports are underway!
  • Athletics

Check out the varsity schedules here and come cheer on our Mighty Macs! For location details and any updates on all the teams head to our athletics website.

Learn more!

A Prayer of Thanksgiving
  • Faith

In this season of gratitude, Laura Snow Gawlik and her Peer Ministry Group wrote a prayer for the Mercy Education System of the Americas, which was shared in their newsletter on November 22!

Support McAuley this Giving Tuesday

Everyone can have an impact on Giving Tuesday. Make McAuley your gift choice and show your support for McAuley students. Your gift helps educate women who will use their talents to build a better world. Every gift, no matter the size, counts and means even more when we give together. 

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Grade School Basketball Night - come cheer on the Macs!
  • Athletics
  • Jr. High Events

Come cheer on the Macs as they take on Rosary on Thursday, December 1, 2022. The varsity game starts at 6:30pm. There will be giveaways, raffles, games, and pizza with the team after the game! Wear your Mighty Mac gear!

First Semester Macs with Merit announced

This morning, we honored our Macs with Merit. These students were selected by a teacher or staff member on behalf of their honorable character, diligent work ethic and notable contributions to the McAuley community. We are so proud of these amazing Mighty Macs! 

The Little Mermaid makes a splash!
  • Performing Arts
  • Student Life

Congratulations to every member of this year’s all school musical production, “The Little Mermaid” on a sold out weekend of incredible performances!

Freshman student leads charge for Veterans Day Drive
  • Service
  • Student Life

Our Campus Ministry organized a Veterans Day Drive in November thanks to freshman Naomi Cordova. Naomi is a member and the Junior Representative of the Marrs Meyer Post 991 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and she proposed this drive be a collection specifically to help female veterans in need.

Bringing the IHSA 4A Volleyball State Championship trophy home to MacNation!
  • Alumnae News
  • Athletics
  • School Leadership
  • Student Life

Mother McAuley hosted a recognition rally to celebrate the team's accomplishments this season. Escorted by members of the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department, the state champions marched across campus and onto the newly installed athletic turf field, where the student body, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members cheered and offered their congratulations.

Mighty Macs are State Champions!
  • Athletics
  • Student Life

Congratulations to our varsity Volleyball Team for winning the Class 4A State Championship! On Saturday, the Mighty Macs defeated Benet Academy to bring home their 16th State Title!

Celebrating state-bound athletes!
  • Athletics
  • Student Life

Yesterday we sent our Macs off to State with a MacNation Pep Rally. Diver Sarah Speski ‘24 and the Mighty Mac volleyball team will be competing. Good luck this weekend! We are cheering you on!

Black Student Union hosts Cultural Spotlight Panel
  • Diversity, Equity & Belonging
  • Student Life

The Black Student Union hosted a Cultural Spotlight Panel during lunch periods today. Student panelists shared their culture, ethnicity and heritage through conversation with peers. discussing and learning about diversity within our McAuley community. Thank you to our Black Student Union for hosting the wonderful event!

Swimmer breaks two school records!
  • Athletics

Congratulations to all of our sectional swimmers. Megan Moore ‘24 broke two school records and the team dropped time in almost all events!

Six athletes sign letters of intent
  • Athletics
  • College Readiness

We are MIGHTY proud of our senior athletes who signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports today on National Signing Day!

Diver qualifies for state!
  • Athletics

Congratulations to Sarah Speski ‘24 on qualifying for the IHSA State Diving Finals! We are MIGHTY proud. MacNation is cheering you on.

Macs are headed to state!
  • Athletics

Congrats to our Varsity Volleyball team on their win against Joliet West last night in the super sectional championship. The Mighty Macs are now headed to the State Championship in Normal, IL the weekend of November 11-12!

A MIGHTY night at our November Open House!
  • Academics
  • College Readiness
  • Faith
  • Jr. High Events
  • STEM
  • Service
  • Student Life

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.

Kairos 153
  • Faith
  • Student Life

Sending prayers and good thoughts to all our students and faculty members attending Kairos 153 this weekend!!

Alumnae share insights on careers in nursing
  • Alumnae News
  • College Readiness

On Tuesday, October 18, we welcomed six alumnae to present to students about their specialized career field in Nursing. Students heard from a Cardiac Perfusionist, Infusion Nurse, Nursing Professor, Postpartum Nurse, NICU Nurse, and Hematology/Oncology Nurse. Alumnae explained their educational/college pathway, daily job responsibilities, the positive and negative parts of their job, and how McAuley has prepared them for college and the real world. 

Alumnae - show your Mighty Mac spirit!
  • Alumnae News

It's finally here... The McAuley Alumnae Pop-Up Shop! Show off your McAuley pride by shopping today. The store will be open now through November 17, 2022, and all items will be delivered in time for Christmas!

Shop now!

Volleyball team wins Sectional Championship!
  • Athletics

The Mighty Macs are Sectional Champions after defeating Marist in the Sectional Finals. They will advance to the Super Sectional Championship at Eisenhower High School on November 4 at 6:30pm. Let's go Macs!

Students participate in Cook County Indigent Burial Ceremony
  • Faith
  • Service

Last Week, our Peer Ministers participated in the Cook County Indigent Burial Ceremony at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Burying the Dead is a work of Mercy and our McAuley Peer Ministers were witness to this act of Mercy in action alongside students from Br. Rice and St. Lawrence. Thank you to Fr. Larry Sullivan, Bishop Wypych and Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President, for leading the services. May we pray for the souls of all who were remembered.

Celebrating All Saints' Day with Mass
  • Diversity, Equity & Belonging
  • Faith

Today we gathered for our All Saints’ Day Mass. Students Arianna, Andrea, Gianna, Ndeye, and Irsa said our petitions in English, Spanish, Polish, French and Urdu. We remember the souls who have gone before and we all grieve and celebrate together.

Art students raise money for The Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
  • Student Life
  • Visual Arts

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.

Not-So-Haunted House a spooktacular success!
  • Alumnae News
  • Student Life

We had a spooktacular time at our annual Not-So-Haunted House! Members of our clubs and organizations planned Halloween-themed games and activities for our young guests to enjoy! 

Macs Walk for a Cure
  • Service
  • Student Life

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Macs Walk for a Cure Event! Over 350 participants were able to raise over $800 for the OSF Breast Cancer Center. 

Celebrating 40 years of the Misericordia Heartbreakers
  • Student Life

Celebrating 40 years of the Misericordia Heartbreakers! Last week was our annual NHS Fall Fest. This was the first time in three years that we have celebrated in person with the Heartbreakers! Best McAuley Fall Tradition since 1985!

Thank you to our senior athletes!
  • Athletics

We love our Seniors! Thank you to all of our Fall Sport Senior Athletes for your hard work and dedication to MacNation! We are mighty proud of all your accomplishments!

Students receive hands-on and experiential learning opportunities through field trips
  • Academics
  • Alumnae News
  • Athletics
  • College Readiness
  • Diversity, Equity & Belonging
  • Performing Arts
  • STEM
  • Service
  • Student Life

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!

Tennis state qualifiers
  • Athletics

Congratulations to Maddy McNamara ‘23 and Mairead Doran ‘23 for qualifying for State in tennis two years in a row! This dynamic doubles team celebrated Mighty Mac style with the first cart ride of the year!

Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Prayer Service
  • Diversity, Equity & Belonging
  • Faith
  • Student Life

To close out our Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, students who are part of Latinas Lead, UNITY Community, and our National Spanish Honor Society, planned a prayer service and breakfast before school on October 13.

Welcoming Jr. High artists!
  • Jr. High Events
  • Visual Arts

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!

Celebrating International Day of the Girl
  • Academics
  • Athletics
  • College Readiness
  • Faith
  • Performing Arts
  • STEM
  • Service
  • Student Life
  • Visual Arts

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.

Celebrate Halloween with spooky fun!
  • Alumnae News
  • Student Life

Join us for our annual spooktacular event on Wednesday, October 26 from 4:00 - 6:00pm. This event is recommended for ages 2-8. Costumes are encouraged! 

Low-sensory time to accommodate children with special needs will be held from 3:30 - 4:00pm. 

$3 per child, adults are free. 

Learn more & Purchase Tickets!

The first Kairos of the year!
  • Faith

The first Kairos Retreat of the school year left today! Sending prayers to all our students and faculty members attending K152 this weekend!

Calling all Jr High artists!
  • Jr. High Events
  • Visual Arts

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! 

Learn More & Register

Registration now open for the Junior High Symphony Orchestra
  • Jr. High Events
  • Performing Arts

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. 

Learn More & Register

Happy Mercy Day!
  • Faculty and Staff News
  • Faith
  • Performing Arts
  • Student Life

Yesterday, we had such a wonderful all school ceremony celebrating the legacy of Catherine McAuley.

State-of-the-art turf field installed
  • Athletics
  • Student Life

We are thrilled to improve our athletic experience by adding a state-of-the-art turf field for our student athletes. This field brings our student athletes back to campus to practice and compete. We look forward to having our student athletes take the field and continue to build a community around these sports and each other.

Save the date for Mercy Day of Giving!
  • Alumnae News

Mother McAuley's annual 24-hour giving day, Mercy Day of Giving, will begin at noon on September 23 and run through noon on September 24! Join me in supporting McAuley and ensuring the lifetime advantage of a McAuley education is available for generations of young women to come.

Support Mother McAuley Today!

Join us for the first open house of the year!
  • Jr. High Events

Be a part of MacNation! Join us for our first Open House on Sunday, September 25 from 11:00am - 1:00pm. No registration required.

The first 100 students to attend the Open House will receive a McAuley gift!

Honor Society Induction Ceremony
  • Academics
  • Student Life

Congratulations to the newly inducted members of the National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, and National English Honor Society!

Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month 2022
  • Diversity, Equity & Belonging
  • Student Life

We kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with the Latinas Lead Fiesta de Independencia!

Thank you to our Latinas Lead club for hosting this event and teaching us the History of Mexican Independence Day.

We are so excited to continue our Hispanic Heritage celebrations throughout the month!

Remembering September 11
  • Service
  • Student Life

Mother McAuley and Brother Rice Student Government members gathered to remember and honor the victims of 9/11 and their families. Together, they placed flags along Pulaski and 99th Street.

Class of 2024 Receives Class Rings
  • Student Life

The Juniors received their class rings & our very own Deacon Cislo blessed this Class of 2024 as they step into their new roles as upper class women in the school!

Mother McAuley names new Head Basketball Coach
  • Athletics

Mother McAuley is thrilled to announce that Curtis Lewis has been named the varsity basketball coach and assistant athletic director, effective immediately. Lewis brings more than 15 years of basketball coaching experience, a winning track record at various levels of competition including the collegiate level as a graduate assistant, and first-hand knowledge of the NCAA/NAIA recruiting policies, regulations, and admissions requirements.

Best of Both Worlds Bags Tournament
  • Student Life

On September 7, Mother McAuley and Brother Rice students participated in the Best of Both Worlds Bags Tournament on the Brother Rice football stadium. 93 team competed, and the students enjoyed food trucks and music. 

14 Students recognized by College Board
  • Academics

Congratulations to the 2022 College Board’s National Recognition Program awardees! 14 Mother McAuley students have been named National African American Recognition and National Hispanic Recognition Awardees! These academic honors recognize students for excelling on College Board assessments and in their classrooms!

"Tee"-ing our Students up for Success
  • Alumnae News

We had a MIGHTY day out on the golf course for our annual Fore the Macs: Playing it Forward Golf Outing on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Thank you to everyone who joined us for Tee-ing our students up for success. Rain or shine, our Mighty Mac community never fails to support our Macs!

Macs are Back!
  • Athletics
  • Student Life

The Mighty Mac volleyball team played Joliet Catholic in the first game of the year on August 23. MacNation came out to show their support as the team won in two games. 

Participate in our annual Vendor Fair!
  • Alumnae News
  • Parent Clubs

Attention Crafters/Vendors & Food Trucks! There are spots available for our upcoming Shopapalooza event on Saturday, November 5, hosted by the Mother's Club. Space is limited and booths are available on a first come first serve basis.

Headshot of a smiling woman, Betsy Ross Ready '94, with a blurred background
  • Alumnae News

Every year at the Fore the Macs: Playing it Forward Golf Outing, we honor an alum with the Caring Heart Award in honor of Caroline Griffin '12.

This year’s Caring Heart Recipient is Betsy Ross Ready '94. Betsy advocates for mental health in her daily life, through her work with Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS), Our Lady of the Woods, and the WNBA Chicago Sky.

Fathers' Club Tuition Raffle
  • Parent Clubs

The winner of this raffle will have one year of Mother McAuley High School tuition PAID IN FULL for the 2022-2023 school year or $12,000 cash. Online sales will close on Saturday, August 13th at midnight. The winner will be drawn on Sunday, August 14th. Winner need not be present.

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Support our Mighty Macs at the annual golf outing
  • Alumnae News

The Fore the Macs: Playing it Forward Golf Outing will be held on Thursday, August 25 at Ridge Country. Join us for golf or our After Par-tee; become a sponsor; purchase a raffle ticket; and more!

Learn More

This annual fundraiser benefits the Tradition of Excellence Scholarship at McAuley.

McAuley Celebrates Academic Honors in Class of 2022
  • Academics
  • Alumnae News
  • College Readiness
  • Student Life

On Sunday, May 15, Mother McAuley graduated 209 women in the graduating Class of 2022 at the Shannon Center located on the campus of Saint Xavier University. This graduating class joins more than 28,500 alumnae of Mother McAuley.


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