Mother Mcauley Liberal Arts High School

3737 W 99th Street
Chicago, IL 60655-0606
     Tel: (773)881-6500
        
   
Grades: 9 - 12 | 1070 students
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The McAuley Class of 2015 received $30 million in scholarships for college! 100% of the class was accepted into college, and girls will attend schools such as Northwestern University, the University of Notre Dame, Villanova University and more.
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The McAuley Class of 2015 received $30 million in scholarships for college! 100% of the class was accepted into college, and girls will attend schools such as Northwestern University, the University of Notre Dame, Villanova University and more.
McAuley awards $1 million in scholarships & financial aid to its students every year.
The chapel on our second floor is open to students throughout the school day. Teachers are welcome to reserve the space for class, as well. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and the first Friday of every month, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a communion service in the Chapel at 7:30 a.m.
Students utilize our College Center, located across the hall from the Dining Hall and Student Lounge. The center, which is always staffed with two college counselors, is open before and after school, as well as throughout the school day for students to ask questions, learn about college options and more!
McAuley offers a wide range of art classes, including three AP options (Art History, Studio Art & Studio Art 3-D Design).
McAuley offers classes in theatre, including Acting I & II, Theatre Seminar I & II, Play Production and Children's Theatre. For the yearly all-school fall musical, students do everything from playing an instrument in the pit, to building the set, to adjusting the lights and sound, to starring in the show!
McAuley offers music classes to its students, including various levels of orchestra, band, Chorus I & II, Advanced Chorus, A Cappella Choir & Mac Melody Choir.
Nine student athletes (6 of whom are pictured) committed to playing a sport in college during the 2014-15 school year. Left to right: Kennedy Arundel '15, University of Connecticut; Ryann DeJarld '15, University of Notre Dame; Kelsey Clark '15, George Washington University; Amber Casey '15, University of St. Francis; & Dara Sanders '15 & Jen Crowley '15, Lewis Univ
34 students from the graduating class of 2015 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.
Mother Mcauley Liberal Arts High School is a Catholic educational community committed to providing a quality secondary education for young women.
In the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy and their foundress, Catherine McAuley, we prepare students to live in a complex, dynamic society by teaching them to think critically, communicate effectively, respond compassionately to the needs of their community and assume roles of Christian leadership.
In partnership with parents, we empower young women to acknowledge their giftedness and to make decisions with a well-developed moral conscience.
We foster an appreciation of the diversity of the global community and a quest for knowledge and excellence as life long goals.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1846

Student Body

Total Students 1070 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Mother Mcauley Liberal Arts High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 95 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 73%
Average Class Size 21 students
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Literature & Composition, Language & Composition, French, Latin, Spanish, Calculus AB, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics,, Physics C - Mechanics, Studio Art, Studio Art 3-D Design, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. History, World History, 
Average ACT score 22
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 9 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,650
Tuition Notes Financial aid/scholarships available.
% on Financial Aid 59%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,200
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Kathryn Klyczek
Admissions Associate kklyczek@mothermcauley.org

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Diving, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBasketballBowling,
Cross CountryDiving,
GolfLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 37 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. A Cappella Choir, Action/Reaction, All-School Musical, Book Club, Costume & Make-Up Crew, Eco-Macs, Equinox, International Thespian Society, Intramural Sports, Junior Classical League, Knitting Club, Liturgical Ministries, Liturgical Musicians, Mac Melody Choir, Math Club, Math Macs, Mock Trial, Model U.N., National Art Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National French Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Primary Colors, Quill and Scroll, Respect Life Club, Road Runners, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Sailing Club, Science Club, Stage Crew, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Tech Crew, U.N.I.T.Y. (United Nationalities Integrated Through You), Varsity Club, Writing Club Book Club, Eco-Macs, Equinox, Knitting Club, Math Club, Math Macs, Mock Trial, Model U.N., Primary Colors, Road Runners, Sailing Club, Science Club, Stage Crew, Tech Crew, Varsity Club, Writing Club, A Cappella Choir,
Action/Reaction,
All-School Musical,
Costume & Make-Up Crew,
International Thespian Society,
Intramural Sports,
Junior Classical League,
Liturgical Ministries,
Liturgical Musicians,
Mac Melody Choir,
National Art Honor Society,
National English Honor Society,
National French Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
National Spanish Honor Society,
Quill and Scroll,
Respect Life Club,
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions),
Student Ambassadors,
Student Council,
U.N.I.T.Y. (United Nationalities Integrated Through You),

School Notes:

The following guidelines apply to any student wishing to enroll as a first year incoming student.  -An 8th grade student should take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) Exam given at Mother McAuley in January, prior to her elementary school graduation. -Acceptance is based on the results of the placement test, availability of places in our programs, pre-admission information provided by the elementary school and payment of the required Freshman fee. -Consideration is given to Catholic students and students whose sister(s) currently attend or have attended McAuley, or whose mother was a graduate. -Students who test at Mother McAuley are given priority. If a student is not placed in the initial selection process, she will be placed on a waiting list according to the academic group for which she qualifies. If an opening develops, the administration will contact the parents. -Students must have successfully graduated from elementary school and have met elementary school financial commitments.  The following guidelines apply to any student wishing to enroll as a transfer student. -The student must have at least a 3.0 G.P.A. -The student must demonstrate an ability for the academic program. -The student must have a good disciplinary and attendance record at her previous high school. -Students are normally accepted only at the beginning of the school year. Contact the Admissions Office at 773-881-6534. Non-Discrimination Policy Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Profile last updated: 06/01/2015

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