Catherine McAuley High School

631 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103-0410
     Tel: (207)797-3802
Grades: 9 - 12 | 145 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 145 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade Catherine McAuley High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average ACT score 24
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 $15,500
Tuition Notes There is a student activity fee of $300, and students are responsible to purchase uniforms and books. For international students, there is an additional fee of $3180.
% on Financial Aid 85%
Admissions Director Candace Anderson-Ek
Admissions Associate Mary Rollo


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 2014:                                  

                             SAT                                              ACT

                             CR        Math        Writing          Composite              English    Math    Reading    Science    

McAuley               535         536         536                       24.0                 24.7         23.3       25.1           22.3

Maine                   467         471         449                       23.6                 23.3         23.6       24.1           22.8

National               497         513         487                       21.0                 20.3         20.9       21.3           20.8

Profile last updated: 01/20/2015

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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  • Portland
    St Brigid School
    (Roman Catholic)
    695 Stevens Ave
    PortlandME 04103
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.1 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 342 students                      
  • Portland
    The Children's Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    721 Stevens Ave
    PortlandME 04103
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.2 mi | Gr. PK-KG | 67 students                      
  • Portland
    Cheverus High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    267 Ocean Ave
    PortlandME 04103
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.8 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 971 students                      
  • Portland
    856 Brighton Ave
    PortlandME 04102
    1.1 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 129 students                      
  • Portland
    400 Deering Ave
    PortlandME 04103
    1.2 mi | Gr. K-5 | 40 students                      

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