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McDonell Area Catholic Schools’ (MACS) tradition of academic excellence means more than high test scores. We strive to develop excellence in the whole child: mind, body, spirit, and community.

McDonell Area Catholic Schools offers a Catholic Liberal Arts (CLA) education to its students. Our goal is to incorporate truth, beauty, and goodness within the approach known as the Trivium: grammar, logic, and rhetoric. In this model, students gain knowledge through wonder, gain understanding through critical thinking, and learn to communicate with wisdom. MACS students also have opportunities for courses in biomedical sciences, engineering, vocational skills, and advanced placement in a variety of subjects.

MACS is a member school of the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education (ICLE). The ICLE website is listed below as a great resource for more information about CLA education. In addition, MACS has partnered with the University of Dallas Classical Education Graduate program and their PreK-12 Professional Development Curriculum Project for our teachers, to ensure student success. At MACS, our students receive an education for life.

         Institute for Catholic Liberal Education


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