A CATHOLIC SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE
219 East 4th Street | Alton, IL 62002 618.463.0580
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Why Marquette?

1.  Second to None Academics

Marquette graduates go on to attend some of the finest universities in the country.  With Honors ACT scores ranked in the top 15% nationally, academic teams who annually place higher than most teams in the region and AP scores above the national average - Marquette's academic opportunities are second to none.

2.  A Premier Athletic Program

Gym panoramicMarquette takes great pride in our winning athletic tradition.  Our student athletes often play against the best competition in the area and still advance deep into the IHSA playoffs, creating memories that will last a lifetime. We have won State Championships in numerous sports, have 16 State Finals appearances and have Regional and Sectional Championships too numerous to count. Every year many of our graduating student athletes receive athletic scholarships to universities throughout the country.  

3.  We Will Find A Way

Marquette takes pride in finding a way to make sure any student who wants to attend Marquette, can.  Through dozens of merit and need based endowed scholarships and through the generosity of donors, hundreds of thousands of dollars is provided annually to nearly 50% of the student body. 

4.  Values for Life

Our students have the opportunity to develop spiritually. Whether through Theology courses, School masses, or just stopping in our Chapel for a quick prayer; Marquette offers students four years of opportunity to further their relationship with God while learning values they will carry throughout their  lifetime.

5.  A Regional School

Caleb Ware walking with another studentSo you have been with the same classmates for the last eight years and are ready to make some new friends? With students from 29 different schools throughout the St. Louis region, from both Illinois and Missouri, Marquette offers you a great opportunity to retain current friends and meet new ones - all on a campus where everyone knows your name. 

6.  Money for College

A Marquette education pays for itself, more than twice over.  On average, our graduating seniors earn $59,000 per student in college scholarships.  That's more than double the full cost of four years of Marquette tuition.

7.  Discover your artistic side

Girl in Art Class CloseupWhether you are drawn to the visual arts or performing arts (or both), Marquette has something for everyone. Design that special artistic piece for the annual Art Exhibit held at the Jacoby Art Center; or take the lead in one of the School’s musical performances; learn the techniques of the behind the scene importance of sound, lighting, make-up or scenery; or sing in the MCHS Chorus. Many Marquette students have gone on to pursue their passion for the arts at some of the finest art schools in the country. At Marquette - there is something for everyone; there is something especially for you!

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