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Mary Klinenberger - Alternatives in Education
Mary Klingenberger discusses her involvement with Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, both from the perspective as a former student, and then as President beginning in 2013. She discusses the history of Mother McAuley, beginning in 1827 when Catherine McAuley created a House of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland, and to the Sisters of Mercy, who began an all-girls school in Chicago in 1846. She also explores the school‘s philosophy and curriculum, student application and selection, tuition and the availability of scholarships, and extracurricular opportunities in thirteen sports. The challenges and advantages of being a single gender liberal arts high school located on the south side of Chicago were also reviewed.