STRENGTH » Strength


Strength is about much more than muscles and will.  Strength is about respecting others and yourself.  It is taking responsibility and giving credit where credit is due.  Strength is about doing a favor and not expecting one in return. Strength is doing the right thing even when it is not popular.  Strength is having faith in the face of doubtAt McGill-Toolen Catholic, you will discover the true meaning of strength in an inclusive community where the dignity of each person is respected so that all can thrive.  We empower students to achieve beyond their expectations and share their gifts with the world in need.

On a campus that offers more than 80 extracurricular activities from athletics to academic, civic and social clubs, every student is encouraged to get involved.  Extracurricular activities are a way to connect and create. And last but not least, connecting with people is an opportunity to learn how and when to lead, to follow, and to collaborate. 


Athletics:McGill-Toolen Catholic offers 18 different sports and is committed to the highest standards of excellence in each sport.  McGill-Toolen is a member of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. We offer sports at the varsity, junior varsity, freshman and middle school level. Inspired by outstanding coaches, competitive schedules, and unparalleled facilities, our Yellow Jackets are challenged to reach their full potential.


Clubs and Programs:The wide variety of offerings provides opportunities for every student to enrich his or her classroom education. Students compete in regional, state, and national workshops, tournaments, performing arts and scholastic competitions.  We have more than 30 clubs from community service organizations such as Friends of Exceptional Children and Key Club to academic clubs like National Honor Society and Scholars Bowl to faith-based clubs like Respect Life Club and Legion of Mary as well as fine and performing arts programs like Band, Chorus and Yearbook.

For more than 125 years, we have helped to shape strong young men and women in the best sense of the word.