Focus On Catherine McAuley High School

by NYC Firm Schools on December 15, 2010

Catherine McAuley High School is an all girls Catholic school in Brooklyn, NYC. The school was founded in 1942 by Sisters of Mercy and in the spirit of Irish lady of the faith Catherine McAuley, the school that carries her name seeks to educate young Christian women to grow into adulthood as educated, independent women of confidence.

Starting in the ninth grade, students at Catherine McAuley High School are encouraged to set goals and achieve them. Most of the girls who graduate are accepted into the college of their choice. In the last four years, McAuley graduates have earned over $10 million in college scholarships.

Besides a rigorous academic environment, girls are given plenty of opportunities to serve in ministry, participate in extracurricular activities, and engage in competitive sports. Seniors also have an opportunity to participate in a retreat, a time of spiritual refreshing.

Every year, Catherine McAuley High School has an annual reunion for former students, which is well attended.

The curriculum at Catherine McAuley High School is student centered and special programs include:

  • College preparatory and business classes
  • Leadership training
  • Internships
  • Boarding program
  • Conflict management
  • English as a Second Language
  • Transitional program for foreign students
  • Partnerships with organizations throughout NYC that provide opportunities for service and advancement

Self awareness, moral character, social aptitude, and academic standing are hallmarks of an education at Catherine McAuley High School.

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