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Catherine McAuley's Legacy

Catherine McAuley in her habit


A hands-on teacher, CATHERINE McAULEY looked into the core of the individual and was a hands-on teacher. She advocated the use of practical, easy to implement teaching methods. Catherine listened to people, saw needs, felt compassion. Catherine believed in the intellectual potential of girls of all classes and backgrounds. She believed a woman should always be growing, maturing, and developing. The Catherine Learning Lab is a program that provides an environment where challenges will be addressed by inspiring, affirming, and empowering young women to reveal their God-given potential, and realize the journey of learning is lifelong.

Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School has a long tradition of educating and guiding young women of diverse backgrounds in a challenging and nurturing environment. The Catherine Learning Program continues Catherine McAuley’s legacy of touching the minds and hearts of students by providing adaptive study strategies, and an understanding of academic strengths and weaknesses to increase the student’s sense of self-worth.