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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


Semester Exam Schedule

The end of the first semester is right around the corner. This is a stressful time for the students. Check out these "12 Secrets to Reduce Stress."
Vickrey signing

Run Riley Run

The Cross Country team was all in attendance to watch senior, Riley Vickrey, sign her Letter of Intent to Missouri Southern State University. Congratulations to Riley on becoming a Lion!

Prayers for Vandalia

The Marquette student body, administration, faculty and staff send their condolences to the Vandalia community. After a moment of silence the students said a prayer for the Protz and Lidy families.

2019-20 National Honor Society

Congratulation to this year's newest members of the MCHS National Honor Society. To be nominated to NHS the students must maintain a 3.8 GPA and exemplify the organizations four principles: character, scholarship, leadership & service.

Chicago Alumni Take the Town

Meg Miller, the MCHS Alumni Director, welcomed former Explorers at Homeslice in Lincoln Park. This event is just one way Meg hope to help alumni stay connected to Marquette. Stay tuned to find out where the next event will be held.
girls volleyball

20 Win Season!

The 2019 came to an end Tuesday night in the semi finals to Columbia. Varsity finished 20-13 and won the Prairie State Conference. Congratulations Coaches and Players on a fantastic season!
boys soccer super sectional champs

Boys Soccer Head to State

A 2-1 victory against Columbia sends the Explorers to the State semi-finals. Game time is 7pm Friday, November 1 at the Eastside Centre located at 1 Eastside Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611. The Explorers are slated to play Quincy Notre Dame.
boys soccer

Explorers Advance to Sectional Finals

A 4-0 Sectional victory against the Sacred Heart Griffins secures a spot for the boys soccer team in the Sectional finals. The Explorers take on Riverton Hawks Friday (6pm) at Sacred Heart Griffin located at 1200 West Washington Street in Springfield.
Boys golf

Prairie State Conference Champs!

The regular season comes to a close with a championship plaque and three golfers advancing to the sectional tournament on October 14th.

Homecoming 2019 is a Wrap

What a week! In just a few days the Marquette students have decorated the halls, cheered for their fellow Explorers, dressed up in goofy costumes and then pulled out all the stops with their outfits for the Saturday night's Homecoming Dance.
vickrey signing

Riley Vickrey Verbally Commits

Senior, Riley Vickrey announced she has verbally committed to continue her academic and athletic career. Next fall, Riley will run as a Southern Missouri State University Lion.
homecoming weekend

Save the Date

The Homecoming Weekend has activities for the students, alumni, parents and friends of Marquette. Join us for one or all of the scheduled events. This is a great weekend to come together and celebrate being an EXPLORER!
Homecoming schedule

SPIRIT WEEK | Sept 16-20

The MCHS Student Council has set the themes for this year's Homecoming Spirit Week. It's time for students to go through the closets, dig through the halloween boxes and hit the thrift stores to put their ensembles together!
Blue crew


The fall sports teams were introduced to the crowd of students, parents and alumni prior to the Blue/Gray game on Saturday, August 22nd at Public School Stadium. After the game, the festivities continued at the Kick Off Party at Johnson's Corner. Good luck to all the fall sports teams!
boys golf team

Boys Golf

Will Roderfeld (Jr) and Aidan O'Keefe (Fr) came out strong for the Explorers in their first match of the season. Roderfeld and O'Keefe tied for 2nd Place in the Hickory Stick Classic. The team placed 4th overall.
class of 2023

Welcome to the Family!

Marquette welcomes 131 new Explorers. The freshman hall is full of slightly confused and perhaps nervous students today, but it won't be too long and it will feel like home!
group photo of Wiedman Field

An Honor Well Deserved

In front of family, friends, Alumni & present Marquette softball players and teammates of Wiedman's fast pitch team, Marquette's home softball field at Gordon Moore Park was dedicated to Coach Dan Wiedman.
sports awards

Players & Coaches of the Year

The 2018-19 season was a great year for all the EXPLORERS athletic teams! The annual PREP YEAR IN REVIEW honorees are being announced. Congratulations to those recognized by the Alton Telegraph.
food drive

Lending a Hand

The MCHS Student Council thank you for all your donations. Dave Snyders drove the "blue bus" to make the delivery to the Calhoun food bank to help those impacted by the flood.

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