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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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Mr. Irresistible benefits St. Jude Hospital

In front of a full house seven senior boys competed to determine Marquette Catholic's Mr. Irresistible. This Student Council sponsored fundraiser will benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Ugly Sweater 2018

Ugly Sweater Contest

Some sweaters were personally designed, some were purchased from the racks of Goodwill and some were pulled out of their parent's drawer. It was all in good fun for the annual Marquette tradition of Ugly Sweater Day.


Student-athlete, Kwame Ngwa signs his Letter of Intent to play soccer for McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois.
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December Student of the Month

The Alton Rotary Club has named Gregory Root the December Student of the Month. With this honor, he is eligible to receive a $6000 scholarship this spring.
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Illinois State Scholars

Nine Marquette Catholic students have been named 2018-2019 Illinois State Scholars, representing some of the brightest students across the State of Illinois.
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Decking the White House Halls

Cecilia Egdorf, MCHS Class of '78, spent a week in Washington D.C. decorating the White House for Christmas. Cecilia, the owner of a landscape business in Bigfork, Montana said, "It was a surreal experience."

2018 All Metro Boys Soccer 1st Team has announced this year's All-Metro Boys Soccer First Team. Marquette Catholic Senior Stephen Hasse was the only Metro East Illinois player to receive First Team honors.
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Garrett Weiner commits to the University of Missouri Science and Technology to further his academic and baseball career.
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Advent Season

The Advent season is a time to prepare for the birth of Jesus. The 6th & 7th Discipleship class has created an Advent calendar with suggested daily devotions.

9th Season = 200 wins!

Friday night's boys basketball game victory against Nokomis (48-30) continued the winning streak for the Explorers and puts the 200th victory in the books for Coach Steve Medford.
Nick Hemann


Senior Nick Hemann | Tournament MVP, MELHS Turkey Tip Off Classic, Rotary Club Student of the Month, National Honor Society, 2018 IHSA Boys Soccer All-State Team, Scholar Athlete...

Semester Exam Schedule

1st Semester Exams are right around the corner. The recent snow storm caused changes in the daily schedule for the remainder of the semester, as well as the exam schedule.
giving Tuesday

Donate Today!

November 27th is designated at this year's #Giving day. Your generous donation helps MCHS offset the cost of tuition by providing scholarships & financial aid, as well as, bridging the gap between the tuition and the actual cost to educate each student.
Michael Ford

Explorer | Redhawk | Lion

Alton Marquette Catholic grad Michael Ford was promoted from the “practice squad” to the Detroit Lions full active roster for this weekend’s game vs. the Carolina Panthers! He joins Marquette grads Tom Roth and Craig Hentrich as the third Explorer to wear an NFL uniform in the last 25 years.
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On Sunday, November 11th, 26 Juniors and 4 Seniors recited the National Honor Society Membership Pledge. Family and friend watched with pride as their students walked across the gym floor to receive their pin and award.

102nd Alton Halloween Parade

Marquette Student show their school pride in this year's Alton Halloween Parade. There was singing, cheering and tossing of candy to the crowd. Over 170 students and parents escorted our "Mad Scientist" and his creation, Frankenstein down Broadway.
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Season Wrap Up

Congratulations to seniors Stephen Hasse, Chris Hartrich and Nick Hemann on being name to the IHSA 2018 All State team. Unfortunately, the boys' soccer season comes to an abrupt end in the Bethalto Class 2A Regionals with a 3-2 loss to Columbia. But what a great season!

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