The Maine Girls' Academy (formerly Catherine McAuley High School)

Tel: (207)797-3802
  • Located in Portland, The Maine Girls' Academy (MGA) is Maine`s only private, single-sex secondary school.
  • The Maine Girls' Academy offers young women of Maine and international students an opportunity to engage in a rigorous, comprehensive, college-preparatory program in liberal studies.
  • The Maine Girls' Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges and the State of Maine Department of Education.
  • The Maine Girls' Academy provides an added dimension to a rigorous academic program.
  • Here the formation of character is valued as highly as intellectual achievement.
  • Our students are constantly challenged to think of others and to reach out to those in need.
  • They are expected to become change-makers in the world - 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 Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 145 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade The Maine Girls' Academy (formerly Catherine McAuley High School) Student 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 $16,500
Tuition Notes There is a student activity fee of $320, and students are responsible to purchase uniforms and books. For international students, there is an additional fee of $3180.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Candace Anderson-Ek
Admissions Associate Mary Rollo


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter 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           22.3Maine                   467         471         449                       23.6                 23.3         23.6       24.1           22.8National               497         513         487                       21.0                 20.3         20.9       21.3           20.8
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