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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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Boys Soccer Coach Announcement

The Explorer Athletic Department announced that Jerry DiSalvo has taken the reigns of the boys soccer team. DiSalvo has more than 10 years of experience in the coaching staff of Lutheran North and John Burroughs High Schools, as well as more than 20 years of experience with several select soccer clubs throughout the St. Louis region.

Player of the Decade: Softball

Alexis Silkwood, Class of 2013, still holds Illinois state records in eight of the 20 pitching categories, including career wins (124), strikeouts (1,907), shutouts (100) and no-hitters (54). As a junior, she averaged 16.1 strikeouts per game and hit .552 her senior year.
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Principal Search

Marquette Catholic High School is conducting a search for candidates for our school Principal position. The incoming Principal would begin July 1, 2021, to replace the current Principal who will retire in June 2021.
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Check out the Class of 2020

With over 15,000 service hours and $8.3 million dollars in awarded scholarships, this year's graduating class is on their way! Congratulations Graduates.
Andria Pace

Congratulations Andria!

Andria Pace, Class of 2016, has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to attend Princeton University to study organic chemistry.
Shandon Boone

Goal Achieved

MCHS standout scholar and athlete, Shandon Boone, Class of 2016, declared his desire to go to dental school while a senior at Marquette. Shandon has been accepted to the dental program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for fall 2020.

We are going VIRTUAL!

Due to Coronavirus health concerns, this year's Gala is being held online. Bid from the comfort of you family room sofa! There is still time to be a part of this year's auction. Click on the QuickLink tab and buy your bidding "paddle". Please join us!
Silver Medallion

Silver Medallion Honorees

The Silver Medallion Academic Excellence Award honors the high school graduates that have achieved the highest standings in their respective school. Only the top 8% of the class receives the award. Congratulation to this year's recipients.

STL Today: All-Decade Teams Announced

Join us in congratulating senior, Aaron Boulch, for being named to the St. Louis Post All-Decade Third Team-Boys Soccer. This fall, Aaron will play soccer as a Triton at the University of Missouri-STL while studying Nursing.
Eagle Scout

Eagle Scout

Did You Know: Only 4 percent of Scouts have earned this rank since the Boy Scouts’ inception in 1911. Congratulation William Roderfeld on achieving the highest rank in the Boy Scouts program.
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Online Class Schedule

The modified online class schedule for March 30 - April 7 can be found here. The periods follow a White Day schedule with periods 1-4 and 5-8 meeting on alternate days.
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Holy Week Liturgy

As our daily activities have come to a halt, we still have the opportunity to worship God by viewing Mass "sine populo", that is Mass without a congregation present. You can watch the Springfield Diocese Holy Week liturgies live or on replay.
Dance team

An Exciting Weekend!

Congratulations to the Varsity Dance Team! The Explorers won 2nd Grand Champions in the IDTA Class 1A State Dance competition. They also received 2nd in the Jazz category and 3rd in their Lyrical routine.
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"The future looks bright!"-Coach Mac

Coach McElrath has been named the new Marquette football coach. The former McCluer North football coach, was one of 20 applicants for the position. Coach Mac will also be joining the teaching staff as PE and Health instructor.
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Iggy chooses Football

Family, friends and teammates - Football & Basketball cheered as Iggy McGee signed his Letter of Intent to play football for the Division II McKendree Bearcats.

Next Stop Sectionals | March 6

Congratulations to the Marquette Science Academic Team (WYSE) on their outstanding showing at the Blackburn College Regional competition!
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St. Baldrick's Head Shave | Donate TODAY!

As part of Catholic School's Week, Marquette will be participating in its 9th St. Baldrick's Head Shave to raise money for research for childhood cancer. To date,​ Marquette's Head Shave events have raised over $87,000.

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Diocese of Springfield, IL., Bishop Thomas John Paprocki delivered an inspirational message Tuesday afternoon and also sang a rock band Green Day song during a special all schools Mass celebration at Marquette Catholic School for National Schools Week.

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