Marian Catholic High School

  • Marian Catholic High School, under the sponsorship of the Springfield Dominicans, is a coeducational, college preparatory high school where students seek truth, exhibit personal responsibility, cultivate their individual talents, and demonstrate Christian service and leadership.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1958
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$600
Summer Program Cost NotesTuition per .5 credit: $300.00 Tuition per 1 credit: $600.00
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1995

Student Body

Total Students903 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Marian Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses22 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Seminar, Biology AP, Calculus AB AP, Calculus BC AP, Chemistry AP, Comparative Govt. & Politics AP, Computer Science A AP, English 3 AP, English 4 AP, Human Geography AP, Macroeconomics AP, Microeconomics AP, Physics 1 AP, Physics C AP, Psychology AP, Spanish AP, Statistics AP, U.S. Govt. & Politics AP, U.S. History AP, World History AP
Average SAT score1109
Average ACT score24
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants and school polo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,200
Tuition NotesFinancial aid and scholarships are available. Awards are based on both need and merit.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,100
Admissions DirectorSean Mele
Admissions AssociateAnthony DeCarlo


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.46 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Abraham Lincoln Book Discussion Group, Admission Corps, Anime Club, Black Student Union, Blood Drives, Bowling Club, Computer Club, Creative Writing Club, Diversity Club, Dominican Ambassadors, Dominican Preachers, Equestrian Club, French National Honor Society, Game Club, Generation Green (Ecology Club), Go Extreme For Jesus Club, Gospel Choir, History Club, International Club, Latin National Honor Society, Literary Society, Math Club/Contests, Model U.N., Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society (NHS), Operation Snowball, Political Club, Psychology Club, Robotics Club, Safe Place, Science Olympiad, Service Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Stage Techs, Student Council, The Megaphone (Student Newspaper), Varsity Club, Video Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band Program, Choirs, Guitar Club, Liturgical Choir, Speech Team, Theater

School Notes

  • The Marian Catholic student body has approximately 970 students from 70 communities in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. Marian Catholic students have been extremely successful academically both before and after graduation.
  • The 87-acre campus includes:
    • The 500-seat Leadership Center
    • The 430-seat Croarkin Theater
    • Art rooms
    • Two Band practice halls
    • Campus Ministry Center
    • Student Chapel
    • 58 classrooms
    • Fiberoptic backbone throughout the campus supporting a full wireless environment
    • Technology/Media Center
    • Fully networked teacher resource room
    • Guidance and College Counseling Center
    • Two Gymnasiums
    • Learning Resource Center
    • Music, choral, and practice rooms
    • Master Science laboratory
    • Physics, Biology, and Chemistry laboratories
    • Research library with more than 28,000 volumes
    • Weight training room
    • Baseball, soccer, and softball fields
    • Lighted and FieldTurf football stadium
    • 8 tennis courts
    • Running and fitness trails

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (12 reviews)
Beyond content with Marian Catholic. Outstanding academics, strong community and family values, and dedicated staff.
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Marian Catholic has been everything we asked for and more. Our daughter loves the school, the teachers, the community, and we've been very fortunate with their generous scholarships to make her education affordable. Our son is ready to start high school next year, and we didn't even look around — Marian is the one and only choice!
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Although I moved before I graduated, my best memories and connections to people were from Marian. I loved it. Tough, yes. Worth it, absolutely. Faculty was always fantastic and students always great. My time at Marian means more to me than the 2 years at the school I graduated from in SC.
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My daughter absolutely loves Marian Catholic High School. She is receiving a quality education from amazing teachers and staff. She is developing into a wonderful young woman with love and compassion towards all people. Best choice we've ever made sending her to Marian!
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I've had my two children attend Marian Catholic HS. MCHS was a perfect fit for my kids and my kids were a perfect fit for MCHS. This school prepares their students with more than just the tools to enter college, they help prepare them for life. MCHS is a great foundation from which their students grow. I couldn't be happier with MCHS.
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2nd generation alumnus. Loved my 4 years at MCHS. Strong academic, athletic and social atmosphere. Still have best friends 20 years later!
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Love, love, love Marian Catholic!!!! Marian's reputation proceeds itself. It has a wonderful environment that focuses on academics, community and faith. I have 3 sons...... one who graduated from Marian in 2015 and went on to graduate college in 2019; one who is currently a junior and one who will be a freshman next year. Marian has been a blessing. Attending Marian has been an invaluable investment from which our family continues to reap the benefits.
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I am proud parent of a Marian Alum and a current student. Our family's experience has been positive on all fronts. The students are challenged academically and supported spiritually while given the opportunity to grow personally. There are an abundance of extra-curricular activities as well as a bevy of sports to complete the Spartan arsenal!
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Great school where the administration and faculty expect the students to take pride in their work. To respect one another. And be the best person they can be. Plus a phenomenal music arts program. Great sports program. Broadcast media and STEAM programs. College prep at its best!
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Marian was a great choice for my son. The support and dedication the school has for the children is remarkable. The goal is to ensure all kids are equipped with what they need to move on to the next level. I do that my kid was well versed as he went to us his college journey. Kudos to Marian. I would recommend them to any family. Keep up the good work! Class of 2017.
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I absolutely LOVED my time at this school. It's hard academically especially in honors/AP classes but very much pays off when your first year of college seems almost easy even in a competitive major. Senior year here was the best year of my life, the time when you finally get close to all your classmates and teachers. This school very much becomes `home` too many students and alumni, and it can be very hard for some kids to graduate and leave it behind. Despite all the pains during my years here, I would do it all over again in a heartbeat despite the sacrifices. You will guaranteed be blessed with an amazing education, lifelong friends, nostalgic memories, and a second home to come back to.
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As an alum and parent of 2 alums, Marian Catholic gave me and my children an education that taught us how to learn which allowed us to be successful and competitive in the workforce. The tuition is worth every penny when you see your children move forward to their 1st choice colleges and graduate and succeed from there. Forever a Spartan!
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