Marian Catholic High School
5.00 (12 reviews)
- 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.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)|
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost||$600|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||Tuition per .5 credit: $300.00 Tuition per 1 credit: $600.00|
|Awards||Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1995|
|Total Students||947 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 32%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||68 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||14:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||17 students|
|Number of AP Courses||22 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||AP 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 score||1109|
|Average ACT score||24|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(Khaki pants and school polo)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$12,200|
|Tuition Notes||Financial aid and scholarships are available. Awards are based on both need and merit.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$2,100|
|Admissions Director||Sean Mele|
|Admissions Associate||Anthony DeCarlo|
|Total Sports Offered||15 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,|
Cheering, Cross Country,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||45 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Abraham Lincoln Book Discussion Group, Admission Corps, Anime Club, 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
- 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
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Chicago Grades: 9-12 | 673 students
10001 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60655
(773)429-4300 13.6 9-12
- Chicago Grades: 9-12 | 1373 students
1076 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(312)421-5900 24 9-12
- Chicago Grades: PK-12 | 452 students
2153 W 111th St
Chicago, IL 60643
(773)881-6700 11.9 PK-12
- Lansing Grades: 9-12 | 472 students
2261 Indiana Ave
Lansing, IL 60438
(708)474-0515 5.7 9-12
Beyond content with Marian Catholic. Outstanding academics, strong community and family values, and dedicated staff.
- Posted by Parent - BDub
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!
- Posted by Parent - John
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Kathleen Krydynski Byrd
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!
- Posted by Parent - Sherry
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.
- Posted by Parent - JP Roe
2nd generation alumnus. Loved my 4 years at MCHS. Strong academic, athletic and social atmosphere. Still have best friends 20 years later!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Carlo Gozzi
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.
- Posted by Parent - J. C.
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!
- Posted by Parent - L. Bradley
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!
- Posted by Parent - Paul L.
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.
- Posted by Parent - Sharon Hill
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - `19
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!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Loyal Spartan
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