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McGill-Toolen Catholic High School

McGill-Toolen Catholic High School is a coeducational private Catholic traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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McGill-Toolen Catholic High School endeavors to provide a quality education, complemented by a curriculum that establishes an active dialogue with moral concepts implicit in the Catholic Faith. It is our intent to provide both atmosphere and physical facility to foster greatest student achievement in life, whether in academics, the arts, physical enterprises, or spiritual commitment. We continue to champion Scientia Pro Amor Dei-knowledge for the love of God.

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McGill-Toolen Catholic High School has an academically comprehensive curriculum that is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The academic programs range from college prep to honors and Advanced Placement programs in art, mathematics, social studies, English, foreign language and science. In addition, McT offers a program for students with learning disabilities.

All levels of instruction at McGill-Toolen are geared toward college-bound students to best suit their learning styles. College Preparatory 1 (CP1) courses are equivalent to CP2 classes, but the size is reduced to provide additional direct instruction. The same textbook and course of study are followed. In College Preparatory 2 (CP2) courses, content, pacing, and academic challenge are geared to students primarily within the average range of academic ability. Independent work and considerable personal responsibility are expected. The Honors course content, pacing, and academic challenges are accelerated beyond the college-preparatory levels. These classes are for college-bound students at ease with a demanding work load that routinely requires independent research and high levels of personal responsibility and motivation. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are exceedingly rigorous and are recommended exclusively for highly motivated students with exceptional academic abilities. Instruction is geared to a nationally-administered, optional test, the results of which are recognized by many colleges and universities as a basis for awarding advanced placement within their programs.

Mission Statement

McGill-Toolen Catholic High School provides a college preparatory secondary education that enables individuals to grow in faith, to search for knowledge and truth in mind, body, and spirit, and continue building the kingdom of God on earth. By active involvement in the learning process, students are prepared for lives of Christian leadership and service.



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Academic Calendar: Semester

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 1,138
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 298
10 266
11 275
12 299

McGill-Toolen Catholic High School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing McGill-Toolen Catholic High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 13 : 1
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 81%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 15%
Asian 2%


The extracurricular program at McGill-Toolen Catholic is designed to develop talents and skills as well as qualities of scholarship, leadership, service and character. The wide variety of offerings provide opportunities for every student to enrich and supplement his or her classroom education. At the same time, the programs bring out the best in the students by challenging them to strive for excellence. Nearly 60% of the student body participates in organized athletics, and over 75% of students participate in extracurricular activity. Students compete in regional, state, and national workshops, athletic tournaments, performing arts and scholastic competitions.

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