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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.
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.
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.
Maria High School, in partnership with parents, families, and the community, helps young women reach their full potential.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 241 students
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

Maria High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1911

Student Body

Total Students
241 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
86%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Maria High School Student 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
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus AB, AP Literature, AP Spanish, AP US Government, AP US History
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
90%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,500
Acceptance Rate
97%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Extracurriculars

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

School Notes

  • 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. 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. 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. Maria High School, in partnership with parents, families, and the community, helps young women reach their full potential.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Maria High School often compared to?

Maria High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mother Mcauley Liberal Arts High School by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of Maria High School?

The acceptance rate of Maria High School is 97%, which is higher than the national average of 91%.

What sports does Maria High School offer?

Maria High School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Maria High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for most sports offered.

What is Maria High School's ranking?

Maria High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Highest percentage of students of color, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Maria High School?

The application deadline for Maria High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 241 students
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $10,536 for elementary schools and $17,857 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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