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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

athlete of the Month

Student-Athlete of the Month

Marquette Catholic senior golfer Ava Bartosiak has been at the top of her game as the season unfolded in August and headed into September. Congratulations to Ava for being named the Tucker's Automotive Repair & Tire Female Athlete of the Month.
Open House

Register Today!

We invite you and your family to attend our open house Sunday, October 2nd. Stop by between 1 & 3pm. Tour the main building, check out the STEM center, and meet Marquette Catholic teachers and coaches. There will be two short presentations a 1:15 & 2:15pm.
homecoming court

Homecoming Court Announced

Marquette Catholic proudly announces the Homecoming Court for the 2022-23 school year. The King and Queen's coronation takes place Saturday night during the Homecoming Dance. Congratulations!
Athletic Info Night Image

Middle School Athletic Night Sunday August 28

Learn more about how to become part of an athletic tradition that includes more than 85 IHSA Regional Championships, 30 IHSA Sectional Championships and 18 IHSA State trophies. This event, open to families of 5th-8th graders, is designed to share information regarding Marquette
Catholic athletic opportunities, the benefits of being a high school student-athlete, how to join a team and much more. Coaches and student-athletes will be on hand to share information and answer questions about Marquette Catholic athletics.
8th grade reminders

Check out our Guide for 8th Graders!

Online applications for the class of 2027 has begun! Here are a few dates you do not want to miss. If you have any additional questions, please contact Karen Coles in the Advancement Office.
mega raffle

Buy your Mega Raffle Tickets Today!

You could be the next $50,000 winner! Buying early increases your chances to win. $1,000 Early Bird Drawings on Aug. 12, 20, 26 & Sept. 2, 9, 16. Join us Sept. 17 at the Annual Homecoming Block Party for the $50,000 drawing!
golf classic

Register Today!

Don't wait ...gather your 4-some and register today for the 29th Annual Explorer Golf Classic Scramble. Registration fees for this fundraiser includes: 18 holes at Spencer T Olin with cart, lunch and beverages, 3 flight payout, golf gift, prizes, and dinner!
basketball coaches

MCHS Announces New Basketball Coaches

The Marquette Catholic Athletic Office is excited to announce that Cody Best and Whitney Sykes-Rogers will take over the reigns as head boys and girls basketball, respectively. On Explorers!

Gracie Piar Takes Another Title

At five-over par and a six-stroke lead, 2022 MCHS graduate, Gracie Piar, is the 30th Metropolitan Women’s Amateur Champion. Sporadic showers and sprinkles dampened the final round. When asked about how the rain factored in to her round, Piar said "I actually prefer playing in the rain because not a lot of people can do it, and I can, so it's an advantage."
honor roll lists

Spring 2022

Marquette Catholic is proud to announce our Honor and High Honor Rolls for the second semester. Congratulations to all the Explorers receiving this academic recognition.
Coach Decourcey

St. Louis Hall of Fame Inductee

During Coach Greg DeCourcey 33 years of coaching, he guided the Explorers to 2 IHSA State Championships, one 2nd place finish, 15 Regional & 7 Sectional Championships, and 7 Elite 8 appearances. We congratulate you and thank you for your dedication to our student-athletes!
girls track

Girls Track Head to State Meet

Congratulations to Coach Tim Turnbeaugh and the girls track team. Ava Certa, Paige Rister, Katie Johnson, Kailey Vickrey, and Samantha Hentrich qualified individually to advance to the IHSA state track meet. The meet will be held in O'Brien Stadium at Eastern Illinois University on May 20 & 21.
regional champs

Regional Champs!

Marquette girls soccer secures their 12th Regional Championship title on Friday, May 13. The Explorers finished their regular season with a record of 13-6-3. The Explorers will move on to face Sacred Heart-Griffin in the Sectional Semifinals on Tuesday, May 17 at 6 p.m. at Quincy Notre Dame.
caps in the air

Presenting the Graduating Class of 2022

We are proud to announce the Class of 2022 completed a grand total is 14,737 service hours and have been offered $9,928,673 in scholarships. Congratulations! We wish you the best and welcome you into the Marquette Catholic alumni family.
group of girls

A Tradition Returns

The annual End of School Picnic was held for the first time in two years. Students, faculty, and volunteers enjoyed many indoor and outdoor activities. Memories for a lifetime!
girls track team

2nd Straight Win

For the second year in a row, the girls track team leaves the Madison County meet as Champions! Congratulations to Coach Turnbeaugh and girls track team. On Explorers!
aces team

ACES Excel!

Congratulations to the ACES Academic Challenge Team on their success at this year's state meet. Academic Challenge (formerly, WYSE) is a test-based competition for high school students bridging the gap between secondary and college-level academics.

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