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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

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News From the Athletic Office

Four more Marquette Catholic seniors recently committed to continuing their academic and athletic pursuits. Congratulations to Joe Brangenberg, Dre Davis, Hayden Garner, and Stetson Isringhausen.

Pranger Named Rotary Student of the Month

During Jackson Pranger's four years at MCHS he has balanced academics, athletics, and work, while also volunteering over 175 hours to his church and community. Congratulation on being named the Alton-Godfrey Rotary Student of the Month!
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ACES team | Head to Sectionals

Congratulations to the Marquette ACES (Academic Challenge Engineering Sciences) team who finished second in Regionals and qualified for today’s Sectional competition!

March 22 | 6 PM | MCHS GYM

The Junior Explorers Football Club is a new organization looking to start play in the fall of 2023. We are looking for current 4th-7th graders interested in playing organized tackle football. Join us Wednesday, March 22 to hear more!
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Head Dance Coach

Marquette Catholic is seeking a Head Dance Coach for the 2023-24 school year. The Explorer's dance team has earned IDTA State Finals Grand Champions in 2022 & 2023. Send resumes to the MCHS Athletic Director, Brian Hoener, [email protected]

Saturday, April 22, 2023

The date is set ... The theme is picked ... now, Let's GLOW Crazy! Buy your ticket today for the Junior/Senior Prom. All tickets must be purchased online and no tickets will be sold at the door.
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Lunch time SURPRISE!

In a surprise announcement in front of her fellow students, Alton Marquette Catholic senior Paige Bradley was awarded the Maryville University Presidential Scholarship, valued at $140,264!
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2023-2024 School Year | Class of 2027

Placement Exam registration for incoming freshmen is now open. For your convenience, MCHS has scheduled two exam dates: February 18 & February 25.

Please note calculators are not allowed. Scratch paper will be provided.
Register today at

Dean Named Rotary Student of the Month

The Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club recognized Jenna Dean as February's Student of the Month. Jenna has found a way to balance classwork, community service, school clubs, as well as, work. Congratulations Jenna!
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Back to Back IDTA State Grand Champions!

The MCHS Dance team earned the 2023 Grand Champion title by winning 1st in the Lyrical category and 2nd in the Jazz category at the Illinois Drill Team Association state finals in Springfield. We are so proud of all of you. Congratulations and On Explorers!
Q & A

Class of 2027

With the Marquette Catholic Placement Test coming up on February 18th & 25th, we would like to share answers to a few questions we often receive. This Q & A will help those already signed up as as well as any students still planning to apply. We look forward to seeing the class of 2027 soon!
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Theology of the Body

Marquette students recently had the opportunity to participate in the discussion "Theology of the Body", an age-appropriate presentation about faith, morals, and human sexuality.
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Registration Opens Today!

The Marquette Catholic Music and Theater Department invites local Catholic middle or high school vocalists to compete in the inaugural MCHS Vocal Competition. The renowned, Tai Oney of Opera Theater St. Louis, St. Louis, MO will judge the final live competition on April 22, 2023.
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St. Baldrick's Shavee Event

Fifteen indivduals have committed to participate in Marquette Catholic's 12th Annual St. Baldrick's fundraiser. Over the years, MCHS students, faculty, and friends of Marquette have raised over $105,000 to help fund research to fight childhood cancer.
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Patterson Signs Letter of Intent

Please join us in congratulating Marquette Catholic senior student-athlete Payton Patterson, who recently committed to continue playing basketball at Lewis & Clark Community College, where she will pursue a degree in nursing. On Explorers!
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Sophie Bunch Commits to Maryville

Congratulations to Marquette Catholic senior Sophie Bunch who has committed to continuing her academic and athletic career at Maryville University, where she plans to major in nursing. On Explorers!
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1982 Football Team Honored

On January 6th, coaches, players, family, and friends came to celebrate the 1982 Explorer football team. It was a night to reminisce the glory days of an outstanding team and to celebrate being an Explorer!
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Blood Drive - Please Donate

There is an urgent need for blood! The American Red Cross, The Big Z, and Marquette Catholic are sponsoring a blood drive on January 10 from 12-5:30 PM in the MCHS cafeteria. You will find the online sign up in the blog- enter zip code 62002. Sign up TODAY!
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Dance Team | STATE BOUND!

The MCHS Dance Team won 1st place for both of their Lyrical and Jazz routines at the Edwardsville IDTA Regional. They also secured their place in the IDTA State Competition in February! We would also like to give a big shoutout to junior, Kambria Simon for receiving a Rising Star Award! Congratulations!

Fall 2022 Honor Rolls Announced

Marquette Catholic is proud to recognize the students named to the High Honor and Honor rolls for the first semester of the 2022-23 school year. Congratulations on your academic achievements!

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