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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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Explore the Tradition

Registration is open for the MCHS youth summer camps. Our "Explore the Tradition" camps are lead by our outstanding team of coaches. Introduce you camper to our top notch athletic program. Register by May 19 at 12 PM to receive a discount.

The Class of 2023 Graduates!

Congratulations to the 120 seniors who crossed the stage on Friday night. Marquette Catholic welcomes our newest alumni. They are heading off in many directions on the next part of their life journey, but they will always be Explorers!
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Prom Coronation

Congratulations to Dre Davis and Paige Bradley for being crowned this year's Prom King and Queen.
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Late Game Heroics

The score was tied ... only 13 seconds on the clock ... when sophomore forward Ella Anselm scored a late goal to lead the Explorers to a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Redbirds.
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2023 Academic Awards

The Silver Medallion and Illinois State Scholar recepients for the Class of 2023 have been announced. Join us as we congratulate these Explorers for their outstanding academic accomplishments.
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Sherman & O'Keefe Heading to McKendree

Marquette Catholic is proud to announce two of our student-althletes, Hayden Sherman & Aidan O'Keefe, have signed their letter of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at McKendree University this fall. Congratulations!
DAR winners

Annual DAR Awards Announced

MCHS is proud to announce senior, Christian Maag and junior, Marissa Statos were recognized as this year's recipients of the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen & Youth Citizen awards, respectively. Congratulations!
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News From the Athletic Office

Four more Marquette Catholic seniors recently committed to continuing their academic and athletic pursuits. Congratulations to Joe Brangenberg, Dre Davis, Hayden Garner, and Stetson Isringhausen.

Pranger Named Rotary Student of the Month

During Jackson Pranger's four years at MCHS he has balanced academics, athletics, and work, while also volunteering over 175 hours to his church and community. Congratulation on being named the Alton-Godfrey Rotary Student of the Month!
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ACES team | Head to Sectionals

Congratulations to the Marquette ACES (Academic Challenge Engineering Sciences) team who finished second in Regionals and qualified for today’s Sectional competition!

March 22 | 6 PM | MCHS GYM

The Junior Explorers Football Club is a new organization looking to start play in the fall of 2023. We are looking for current 4th-7th graders interested in playing organized tackle football. Join us Wednesday, March 22 to hear more!
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Head Dance Coach

Marquette Catholic is seeking a Head Dance Coach for the 2023-24 school year. The Explorer's dance team has earned IDTA State Finals Grand Champions in 2022 & 2023. Send resumes to the MCHS Athletic Director, Brian Hoener, [email protected]

Saturday, April 22, 2023

The date is set ... The theme is picked ... now, Let's GLOW Crazy! Buy your ticket today for the Junior/Senior Prom. All tickets must be purchased online and no tickets will be sold at the door.
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Lunch time SURPRISE!

In a surprise announcement in front of her fellow students, Alton Marquette Catholic senior Paige Bradley was awarded the Maryville University Presidential Scholarship, valued at $140,264!
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2023-2024 School Year | Class of 2027

Placement Exam registration for incoming freshmen is now open. For your convenience, MCHS has scheduled two exam dates: February 18 & February 25.

Please note calculators are not allowed. Scratch paper will be provided.
Register today at

Dean Named Rotary Student of the Month

The Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club recognized Jenna Dean as February's Student of the Month. Jenna has found a way to balance classwork, community service, school clubs, as well as, work. Congratulations Jenna!
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Back to Back IDTA State Grand Champions!

The MCHS Dance team earned the 2023 Grand Champion title by winning 1st in the Lyrical category and 2nd in the Jazz category at the Illinois Drill Team Association state finals in Springfield. We are so proud of all of you. Congratulations and On Explorers!
Q & A

Class of 2027

With the Marquette Catholic Placement Test coming up on February 18th & 25th, we would like to share answers to a few questions we often receive. This Q & A will help those already signed up as as well as any students still planning to apply. We look forward to seeing the class of 2027 soon!
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Theology of the Body

Marquette students recently had the opportunity to participate in the discussion "Theology of the Body", an age-appropriate presentation about faith, morals, and human sexuality.

Calendar of Events

Jun 5


Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Location: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1 Hairpin Dr, Edwardsville, IL 62026, USA
Jun 6


Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Location: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1 Hairpin Dr, Edwardsville, IL 62026, USA
Jun 7


Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Location: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1 Hairpin Dr, Edwardsville, IL 62026, USA
Jun 8


Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Location: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1 Hairpin Dr, Edwardsville, IL 62026, USA