Catherine McAuley High School (Brooklyn)

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Catherine McAuley High School
Address
710 East 37th Street
New York City (East Flatbush, Brooklyn),
New York
, 11203
 United States
Coordinates40°38′22″N 73°56′30″W / 40.63944°N 73.94167°W / 40.63944; -73.94167Coordinates: 40°38′22″N 73°56′30″W / 40.63944°N 73.94167°W / 40.63944; -73.94167
Information
TypePrivate, All-Girls
MottoSpiritus Sancte Duc Nos Per Vitam
(Holy Spirit, Lead Us Through Life)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic;
Sisters of Mercy
Established1942
FounderFounding Principal: S. Mary Annunciata, R.S.M.
CEEB Code330645
Faculty32
Grades9-12
Enrollment250  (2011)
Color(s)Maroon and Gold         
Slogan"Preparing Women, Producing Leaders: Education For Life"
Team namePanthers
NewspaperThe McAuleyan
YearbookThe Mercian
School fees$300
Tuition$6,200 (2012-13)
AlumniNearly 9,000
Website
 
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Catherine McAuley High School
Address
710 East 37th Street
New York City (East Flatbush, Brooklyn),
New York
, 11203
 United States
Coordinates40°38′22″N 73°56′30″W / 40.63944°N 73.94167°W / 40.63944; -73.94167Coordinates: 40°38′22″N 73°56′30″W / 40.63944°N 73.94167°W / 40.63944; -73.94167
Information
TypePrivate, All-Girls
MottoSpiritus Sancte Duc Nos Per Vitam
(Holy Spirit, Lead Us Through Life)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic;
Sisters of Mercy
Established1942
FounderFounding Principal: S. Mary Annunciata, R.S.M.
CEEB Code330645
Faculty32
Grades9-12
Enrollment250  (2011)
Color(s)Maroon and Gold         
Slogan"Preparing Women, Producing Leaders: Education For Life"
Team namePanthers
NewspaperThe McAuleyan
YearbookThe Mercian
School fees$300
Tuition$6,200 (2012-13)
AlumniNearly 9,000
Website

Catherine McAuley High School is an all-girls, private, Roman Catholic high school in Brooklyn, New York. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1942, it is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn.

Background

A young woman named Catherine McAuley was dedicated to serving the poor, sick and uneducated in Dublin, Ireland. In 1827 she inherited the equivalent of 1 million dollars from a former employer. She founded the Sisters of Mercy to further her mission. Catherine McAuley High School is sponsored by The Sisters of Mercy and is dedicated to "preparing young Christian women for life."

Catherine McAuley High School is a small, all-girls Catholic school in the diverse community of East Flatbush in Brooklyn, New York. The original name was Catherine McAuley "Commercial" High School, reflecting the fact that most graduates went directly to the workforce after high school. The success of McAuley's college preparatory curriculum is evidenced by annual graduation and college acceptance rates near 100%. McAuley grants an amazing amount of financial aid to many students. McAuley adheres to the New York State Curriculum guidelines. Numerous after school activities exist so young women can explore their hidden talents and pursue areas of interest.

In 2002, Catherine McAuley High School was the first in New York City to offer a boarding program for teenagers. The boarding program is administered in partnership with Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York, a nonprofit organization founded in 1977 which helps academically capable and motivated children from abuse, neglect or otherwise at-risk situations to meet their full potential by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities, and education through college. McAuley Convent, home to many Sisters of Mercy from 1950 to 2001, now serves as a dormitory for over 40 students who live there five days per week. Students in the boarding program, referred to as "Scholars," are expected to maintain an 85 GPA and follow a disciplined course of study for their academic and moral development.

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