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Learn what being an Explorer is all about

Founded in 1927, Marquette Catholic High School is a college preparatory,
co-educational school where we do exactly that, prepare students for college.

It's a great time to be an Explorer!

The Marquette experience is unique, challenging and - a lot of fun. Every year, our students go on to attend some of the nation's finest universities. As a college prep school, we prepare our students to graduate from, not just get into, college. We know we have succeeded when our graduates tell us "Marquette was tougher than their first couple years of college."
Our graduates also become a part of the Marquette family for life.  If you are a prospective student or the parent of a prospective student, we hope you will come to visit us and learn what being an Explorer is all about.

News & Announcements

Abby Taylor

Student Standout

Senior Abby Taylor has been selected as a Marquette Catholic Student Standout! Abby was selected based on her outstanding academic achievement, which includes a 4.68 GPA, an ACT of 27, and 30 dual credit hours as well as her involvement in many extra-curricular activities.
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Congratulations to the NHS Inductees

On Sunday, November 5, the MCHS National Honor Society proudly presented their newest members to family and friends. These student must meet rigorous academic requirements, as well as, strive to live by the four cardinal principles of the organization: character, scholarship, leadership, and service.
cash calendar

Cash Calendars On Sale

Looking for that perfect gift? Give a gift that offers the recipient a chance to win cash EVERY DAY! Cash Calendars can be purchased from a MCHS student or online.
IL general assembly conference

Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders

MCHS students Jacob Rose, Marissa Statos, and Alicia McCulley participated in the 2023 Illinois General Assembly Youth Conference hosted at SIUE. The event explores how the government works and gives the students the opportunity to discuss topics important to today's youth.
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Rotary Names Zigrang Student of the Month

Marquette Catholic congratulates Meredith Zigrang for being recognized as October's Alton-Godfrey Rotary Student of the Month. Meredith states, "I appreciate the education and leadership opportunities I have received while at MCHS."
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MCHS Performing Arts Presents...

Buy your tickets today for the exciting and slightly scary presentation of "The Red House Monster" on October 13th & 14th at sunset (7pm). Come early and enjoy the fall festivities and snacks around the bonfire. Be prepared for a fright!
homecomning court

Homecoming Court Announced

Marquette Catholic proudly announces the Homecoming Court for the 2023-24 school year. The King and Queen's coronation takes place Saturday night, September 23, during the Homecoming Dance. Congratulations!
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Cheer & Dance Mini Clinic

Marquette Catholic Cheerleaders and Dancers are excited to host a mini cheer clinic together! Participants will learn cheer and dance skills from the current MCHS cheerleading and dance squads. On Friday, October 14th the Mini Cheerleaders will join the MCHS Cheerleaders on the sidelines.
open house

Open House |Register TODAY!

Explore the possibilities! Marquette Catholic will be hosting a Middle School Open House for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and their parents on Sunday, September 10th, from 1 PM - 3PM. Tours every 30 minutes. This is a great opportunity to find out what MCHS offers!
8th grade day

8th Grade Day at MCHS

Explore the possibilities! If your student is currently in 8th grade and interested in attending Marquette Catholic next year, our 8th Grade Day on September 22 is for them! Register TODAY!
Walch blog

August | Student Standout

Senior Pete Walch has been selected as the Marquette Catholic August Student Standout! Pete was selected based on his outstanding academic achievement, which includes a 4.68 GPA, an ACT of 28, and 43 dual credit hours, allowing him to enter college as a sophomore in the fall of 2024.
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30th Annual Explorer Classic

The date is set for the 30th Annual John Rogers Explorer Classic - October 6th. There are many ways to be a part of this great event. You can register your team now, or be a sponsor at We have many sponsor levels available including the new flag sponsorship, but act fast, only 18 spots are available!

Anselm Named Player of the Year

MCHS sophomore Ella Anselm was recognized as one of the 2022-23 Small Schools Girls Soccer Players of the Year. Anselm's 33 goals and 9 assists has established her as one of the Explorers' all-time leading single-season goal scorers.
cody best

Best Named Coach of the Year

Cody Best is the 2022-23 Telegraph Small-Schools Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. In Best’s first season, Marquette finished 21-13, won its first Gateway Metro Conference title and claimed a regional championship for the 10th time in 13 seasons.

Braden Kline Named Player of the Year

Kline was named the 2022-23 Telegraph Small-Schools Basketball Player of the Year as a junior for the Marquette Catholic Explorers. The 6-foot-3 guard made 103 3-pointers while shooting 44 percent from the arc helping the Explorers reach a 21-13 record last season.
Lawson Bell

Lawson Bell Named Hockey Player of the Year

Join us in congratulating Marquette Catholic senior, Lawson Bell, for being named the 2022-23 Alton Telegraph Player of the Year! Bell scored scored 18 varsity goals and had nine assists during last year's season.
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Paniagua Named Player of the Year

Myles Paniagua earns The Telegraph 2022-2023 Small School Boys Soccer Player of the Year honor. Paniagua scored 35 goals and added 10 assists as a senior for the Explorers and helped lead them to a 17-6 record.

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