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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


IHSA All-State Academic Team

The MCHS Athletic Office proudly announces Christopher Hartrich is one of only 26 high school students in the state of Illinois to be named to the prestigious IHSA All-State Academic Team. Chris was chosen from hundreds of Illinois high school seniors who were nominated based on their academic and athletic accomplishments.

Honesty, Leadership, Patriotism...

Stephen Hasse (Sr.) received the DAR Good Citizen Award and Peyton Zigrang (Jr.) was honored with the Daughters of the American Revolution Youth Citizenship Award. Their strong character and contributions to the community made these two students stand out.
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February Student of the Month

Senior, Payton Bradley has excelled in her academics while accumulating over 125 service hours during her four years at Marquette. Her passion for helping others has inspired her decision to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner. She plans to attend Maryville University.

Meghan Schorman | Class of 2018

Meghan Schorman started out strong in her debut on the mound as a University of Kentucky Wild Cat. Meghan allowed only two hits while retiring 15 straight. KU shut out Sam Houston State 6-0 in their first game of the season.
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Shave Day

The 8th annual St. Baldrick's Foundation event brought together students, faculty, alumni, and members of our community to show MCHS's commitment to raising money to help find a cure for childhood cancer. It's not too late to donate.
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1st Place!

With a 53-43 victory over Jacksonville, the freshman bring home a trophy. This is Marquette's fifth consecutive win in the Jerseyville Freshman Boys Tournament. Congratulations to Coach Tonsor and his team.
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High Honor Roll Announced

Marquette Catholic is proud to announce the students who achieved a 3.6 or higher during the Fall 2018 semester. Congratulations!

Hasse Heads to Niagara University

Former coaches, teammates, and family watched on as senior Stephen Hasse signed his Letter of Intent to continue his soccer career as a Niagara University Eagle.
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Catholic Schools Week

It is a week-long celebration. SUNDAY- Student/faculty Trivia MONDAY- Mass with Bishop Paprocki & the Blessing of the STEM Center TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY- "Tolton: Slave to Priest" THURSDAY- Ice Skating FRIDAY​- Rosary & St. Baldrick's Shave Day SATURDAY- Sadie Hawkins Dance
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Bishop's Blessing

Bishop Paprocki made a special trip to visit the STEM Center after Mass on Monday to bless our new classrooms. Mr. Slaughter led a tour of the facility as the Bishop blessed each classroom as well as the teachers and students.
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Mr. Walters Joins the Cause

Each participant has their own reason. For some it's for the greater cause and for some it's personal. AP Chemistry and Biology teacher, Mr. Walters honors those he has lost to cancer. Donate to St. Baldrick's today!

Tolton: Slave to Priest

Tolton: From Slave to Priest is a powerful one-man multi-media play on the life of Father Augustus Tolton, the first African American priest (1854-1897). Don't miss this Inspirational story. January 29th 7 PM & January 30th 12:30 PM | Open to the public-Free admission
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St. Baldrick's Head Shave | Donate TODAY!

As part of Catholic School's Week, Marquette will be participating in its 8th St. Baldrick's Head Shave to raise money for research for childhood cancer. To date,​ Marquette's Head Shave events have raised over $70,000.


Student-athlete Nick Hemann has signed his Letter of Intent to continue his soccer career as a Maryville Saint.
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Final Exams Prayer at Center Court

Marquette students gathered to pray prior to the start of 1st Semester final exams. We pray that their preparation pays off, and for a little luck along the way!

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