Mcauley High School

Mcauley High School Photo #1 - Our one-of-a-kind Women In Program introduces eligible students to careers in medicine, law, engineering and technology through monthly seminars, discussions, hands-on activities and field trips, and volunteer opportunities. Women In students are awarded credit on their high school transcripts, giving them a "leg up" with competitive universities.
Mcauley High School Photo #2 - McAuley High School is conveniently located in College Hill.
Mcauley High School Photo #3 - Centered in the Catholic tradition, McAuley has a rich history of educating young women according to the Mercy-based principles of its foundress, Catherine McAuley. Student retreats, daily prayer, theology courses, all-school Masses, service trips and projects, and sacraments such as Reconciliation, provide ample opportunities for students to deepen their faith in God.
Mcauley High School Photo #4 - Every McAuley student has her own Tablet PC, an all-purpose device that provides students with innovative programs, online textbooks, class discussions and study groups, and the ability to easily exchange information with teachers. Students can also use it to easily organize notes, homework and projects.
Mcauley High School Photo #5 - McAuley's academic curriculum is carefully tailored to students' individual needs and abilities. Many AP classes are offered, several of which are Dual Credit courses that allow students to earn college credits while still in high school.
Mcauley High School Photo #6 - McAuley's competitive athletic program offers 11 sports and 25 teams. Over 40% of students participate in athletics. McAuley athletes consistently receive scholarships to Division I and Division II colleges and universities.
Mcauley High School Photo #7 - Participation in McAuley's award-winning drama, vocal, music and visual arts programs inspires many students to pursue the arts in college and beyond. The school performs three plays per year in its 1,000-seat Performing Arts Center. Its Vocal Ensemble, chorus and orchestra perform in several concerts per year. The school also offers many fine arts classes and annual Art Show.
  • McAuley High School, a comprehensive Catholic school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas is committed to quality education and growth within a caring, Christ-centered community.
  • Faithful to the Gospel and the charism, core values and tradition of Mercy, McAuley's essential activity is to create an environment designed to help each young woman develop her intellect, gifts and talents.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1960

Student Body

Total Students462 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Mcauley High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, English, English Literature, French, Government, Latin, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, United States History, World History
Average ACT score24
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform skirt, polo shirt, class sweatshirt, class sweater)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,950
Tuition NotesPlus $600 year tablet fee
Admissions DirectorMaria Schweikert


Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
Cross CountryGolf,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Team, Ambassadors Club, American Sign Language Club, Art Clubs, Book Club, Campus Ministry Team, CSTAT (Catholic Social Teaching Action Team), Dance Team, Drama Club, French Club, Green Team, History Club, International Thespian Society, Key Club & Merfettes, Latin Club, Library Advisory Board, Life Club, Mock Trial, National Honor Society (NHS), Needlecraft Club, Philanthropy Club, Photography Club, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Student Council & Tribe, Women of Diversity, Yoga Club

School Notes

  • McAuley High School is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and part of the Mercy Education Collaborative of Cincinnati (MECC). It is committed to quality education and growth within a caring, Christ-centered community. It's mission is to empower young women to Learn, Lead and Love through the Core Values of the Sisters of Mercy: Faith, Compassion, Service, Leadership and Excellence.
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