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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


Easter: Forgiveness, Renewal and Hope

"But the angel said to the women, 'Do not be afraid for I know you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said.'" -Matthew 28:5-6
Engineering team

National Finalist | Top 5

Mrs. Michele Sands, Engineering Instructor, and MCHS students Evan Hendricks, Will Dixon, Joseph Grabowski and Elizabeth Wurth will head to Washington D.C. on April 7, 2019 as finalists in the SouceAmerica Design Challenge. This design team researched, designed and created the "Shell Shover" to help employees at Challenge Unlimited complete their job more efficiently.

Coach Tim Fahnestock earns 100th Career Win!

Join us in congratulating MCHS's baseball coach, Tim Fahnestock, on his 100th career win. He is entering his 6th year at the helm of the Explorers and was named the Telegraph Coach of the year for the 2017-18 season.

College Fastpitch Standout

As an Explorer, Meghan Schorman's pitching record made her an area standout.  She continues to be noticed as a University of Kentucky Wildcat.
silver medallion awards

Silver Medallion Winners

Marquette Catholic congratulates Payton Bradley, Natalie Brown, Frankey Grabowski, Kennedi Koetzle, Daniel McCluskey, Riley Siener, Sophia Suchomski, Garrett Weiner, Maria Wendle and Grace Yost on being the 2019 MCHS Silver Medallion Award recipients.
march student of the month

March Student to the Month

Please join us in congratulating Chris Hartrich for being named this month's Rotary Student of the Month. Students selected for this honor are eligible to compete for a $6,000 Scholarship that will be presented to one of the students honored as a “ Student of the Month” during the school year.

Play Ball

It's a doubleheader! Cardinals vs Pirates and Explorers vs STL Patriots. Get your tickets today. $30/each ($58/value)
board game

Order your Riverbendopoly game TODAY!

This year's Riverbend CEO class is selling a classic board game with a twist- a Riverbender twist. What local property with you land on? Norton & Rain Insurance, Duke Bakery, Roberts Ford, Liberty'll know them all!
senior mission project

Looking for Adult Team Leaders

Marquette Seniors are gearing up for their week-long Mission Project. This is the 4th year that our students have assisted PRIDE, Inc. in its mission to help homeowners who are no longer able to maintain their homes without assistance.
ihsa award


The IHSA has recognized four MCHS fall athletic teams for their academic success. Congratulations to girls golf, volleyball, tennis, and boys soccer for maintaining over a 3.0 team GPA during your season!
regional champs


With a 44-40 victory against Greenville in the Southwestern Regionals, the boys basketball team moves onto the DeQuion High School Sectionals. Our Explorers play the Pinckneyville Panthers on Tuesday, February 26th at 7 PM. On Explorers!

What an Honor!

Congratulations to freshman, Adrenna Snipes for receiving Honorable Mention to the Associated Press Illinois All-State 2A team. Adrenna finished the season with 17.9 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game, 3.26 assists per game, 5.45 steals per game.

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.
student of the month

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.
st baldrick group

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.
freshman basketball

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.
high honor roll

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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