Maria High School

6727 S California Ave
Chicago, IL 60629-0606
     Tel: (773)925-8686
Grades: 9 - 12 | 241 students
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Maria High School is a Catholic, college preparatory high school for young women which offers a challenging academic program that responds to individual interests and needs.
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A ministry of the Sisters of St. Casimir, Maria High School provides an excellent educational experience and nurtures the faith life of its diverse learning community through prayer, worship, and service.
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The faculty and staff, committed to the pursuit of excellence, provide a caring, respectful environment which inspires each student to live her faith, discover her gifts, and cultivate life-long relationships.
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Maria High School, in partnership with parents, families, and the community, helps young women reach their full potential.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Programs Supported IEP\'s are serviced on an individual basis
Year Founded 1911

Student Body

Total Students 241 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 86%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Maria High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 72%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus AB, AP Literature, AP Spanish, AP US Government, AP US History  
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Polo shirt with (optional) sweaters, pants or skorts, blue, black, or brown shoes.)

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $6,950
Tuition Notes Tuition for the 2010-2011 school year is $6,950. Tuition at Maria is all-inclusive, meaing that there is no additional cost for textbooks. Most fees are included and there is no mandatory fundraising.
% on Financial Aid 90%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,500
Acceptance Rate 97%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mario Escobedo
Admissions Associate Katie Mankin


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Audio-Visual Service Club, Big Sister/Little Sister, Foods Club, Gospel Choir, Maria Herald Staff, Maria/Holy Cross Hospital Volunteers, Math & Science Club, Media Communications Club, Mystic Messengers, Mystic Ministry, National Honor Society, Piano Club, Sewing Club, Student Council, Web Page Club, World Language Club Art Club, Foods Club, Gospel Choir, Piano Club, Sewing Club, Web Page Club, Audio-Visual Service Club,
Big Sister/Little Sister,
Maria Herald Staff,
Maria/Holy Cross Hospital Volunteers,
Math & Science Club,
Media Communications Club,
Mystic Messengers,
Mystic Ministry,
National Honor Society,
Student Council,
World Language Club,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St Rita Of Cascia High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Nativity Bvm Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Nativity Bvm Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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