Catherine Mcauley High School

631 Stevens Avenue,
Portland, ME, 04103-0410
     Tel: (207)797-3802
Grades: 9 - 12 | 185 students
Located in Portland, McAuley is Maine’s only private, single-sex secondary school.
Catherine McAuley High School offers young women of Maine and International students an opportunity to engage in a rigorous, comprehensive, college-preparatory program in liberal studies.
Catherine McAuley High School is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges, and the State of Maine Department of Education.
Catherine McAuley High School provides an added dimension to a rigorous academic program.
Here the formation of character is valued as highly as intellectual achievement.
In keeping with the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, Catherine McAuley students are constantly challenged to think of others and to reach out to those in need.
They are expected to become women of mercy-articulate, and poised, confident and compassionate, gracious in their strength, at home in their own times, respectful of the past, but fully prepared to embrace the future.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 185 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 11%
Students by Grade Catherine Mcauley High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 534
Average ACT score 28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(McAuley polo shirt and plaid skirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,250
Tuition Notes Fees approximately $260 and students are responsible to purchase books. This cost is approximately $400. Financial Aid is awarded to 60% of students.
% on Financial Aid 60%
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,000
Admissions Director Ericka Sanborn
Admissions Associate Tina Stalker-Thibeault


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter TrackBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Track and FieldWinter Track,

School Notes:

The faculty and staff are committed to developing young women of strong character, academic excellence and social integrity.    Testing profiles 2010                                  

                             SAT                                       ACT

                   CR      Math      Writing        Composite  English  Math  Reading  Science    

McAuley              534      505       541                  22.7             23.4       21.5   23.8        21.4

Maine (female)      476       461       473

National (female)    498        500       498           *21.0            *20.5      *21.0   *21.3    *20.9

* (male & female)

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cheverus High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Brigid School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Brigid School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PortlandSt Brigid School
      (Roman Catholic)
    695 Stevens Ave
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.1 mi | 313 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • PortlandThe Children''s Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    721 Stevens Ave
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.2 mi | 14 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • PortlandCheverus High School
      (Roman Catholic)
    267 Ocean Ave
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.8 mi | 486 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PortlandBreakwater School
    856 Brighton Ave
    1.1 mi | 99 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • PortlandLevey Day School
    400 Deering Ave
    1.2 mi | 40 students | Gr. K-5                      

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