Marquette Catholic High School

  • Marquette Catholic High School, a coeducational institution of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, offers quality education in the Catholic tradition to families of all backgrounds.
  • Through the Serviam motto, the Marquette Community is challenged to integrate Christ's message into their lives, and thereby carry into the world.
  • Marquette Catholic High School supports parents in the educational ministry of their children.
  • Our focus on the uniqueness of each individual within the community and our concern for growth in wholeness and holiness are central to fostering Gospel values. Formed by religious virtues and educated academically and morally, students are inspired to seek truth and nurture mutual respect. Through extracurricular and sports offerings, Marquette Catholic provides development of the social and physical potential of each student.
  • With Jesus as our model of faith, we celebrate our Ursuline tradition, and with Diocesan leadership we look hopefully to our future through ongoing service to family, church, and community.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1927
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$125
Summer Program Cost NotesClass sizes are limited.

Student Body

Total Students418 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Marquette Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size18 students
Average ACT score22

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,415
Tuition Notes$100 - Enrollment fee $475 - Student activity and course fee
% on Financial Aid
54%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,250
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKaren Coles

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • All incoming freshmen must take the entrance exam.  

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  • Alton
    Grades: PK-12 | 75 students
    2.3 miles
    2009 Seminary Street
    Alton, IL 62002
    (618) 462-1071
    2.3 PK-12
    75
  • Collinsville
    Grades: 1-12 | 47 students
    18.2 miles
    1203 Vandalia Street
    Collinsville, IL 62234
    (618) 345-4224
    18.2 1-12
    47
  • Edwardsville
    Metro-east Lutheran High School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: 9-12 | 210 students
    13.8 miles
    6305 Center Grove Road
    Edwardsville, IL 62025
    (618) 656-0043
    13.8 9-12
    210

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