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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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Rotary Student of the Month

Congratulations to senior Peter Walsh for being named Alton-Godfrey Rotary Student of the Month for February 2024.
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Career Opportunities

Marquette is looking to fill a full time dual credit math teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. To learn more about this career and others currently available at Marquette Catholic go to

Irby Signs Letter of Intent

Coaches, family, and teammates gathered in the Commons to congratulate senior Makaila Irby as she signed her Letter of Intent to play volleyball for Central Methodist University in the fall of 2024.
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IHSA Team Academic Achievement Announced

Congratulations to the fall 2023 Marquette Catholic teams and student athletes who earned IHSA Academic Achievement recognition for having a minimum 3.0 team GPA. Thank you to their parents and teachers for their support. On Explorers!

You are invited!

The Explorer Club is hosting this year's Gala Dinner and Auction on March 16th. Tickets are now on sale. There are many ways you can help make this year's event a success: Sponsor, Donate, Volunteer, and Attend!
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Fall 2023 Honor Rolls

Congratulations to our students named to the Marquette Catholic High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the Fall 2023 semester.
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Rotary Student of the Month

Congratulations to senior Abby Taylor for being recognized by the Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club as their Student of the Month for December 2023.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!

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