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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

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.
honor roll

Finishing the year strong!

Congratulations to the following students named to the High Honor Roll for the second semester. These students maintained a 3.6 GPA for the Spring 2019 semester.
theatre camp

Cast Call: July 29-Aug 2

Open to all area students 6th - 12th grade. This week long camp will focus on drama voice and stage movement and give campers an opportunity to work with music and stage professionals. Grammy-award winner, Christine Brewer to instruct Friday's Masterclass! Register TODAY!
summer camp

Don't put it off! CAMP LIKE AN EXPLORER

Marquette Catholic athletics has a strong history of excellence. There is still time to sign your child up for one of MCHS summer camps. TENNIS | VOLLEYBALL | SOFTBALL | FOOTBALL | BASKETBALL | SOCCER
alumni plaza

Alumni Plaza Ground Breaking

Construction has begun on the Marquette Catholic Alumni Plaza! Barricades were recently set up blocking traffic on Easton Street as Alton street crews started demolition. The goal is to finish Alumni Plaza in time for start of the 2019-2020 school year.
state bound

Bower and McCluskey Head to State Tournament

Victory at the Triad Class 1A Sectional Tournament secures a trip to Chicago for MCHS's #1 Doubles team. Marquette ended the season with a 3rd place team victory the Traid Sectionals. The IHSA State tournament begins May 23rd in Chicago.

Once an Explorer | ALWAYS an Explorer

Meg Miller, the MCHS Alumni Relations Coordinator, hosted the first St. Louis Alumni Gathering at McGurk's Pub in Soulard on Thursday, May 9th. There was an excitement
track regional win

GIRLS TRACK: Sectional Win!

This year's girls track team is the first to cross the Sectional Finish Line for MCHS and the first Riverbend team to win sectionals since 1993. The Explorers qualified for 9 events in the Illinois State Meet and finished with 83 points in the Carlinville Class 1A Sectional Meet.
boys volleyball

Boys JV Volleyball Earns Varsity Status in 2020

The Explorers have added another varsity sport to the list. The 12 man JV boys volleyball team has proven that hard work and determination pays off. Congratulation on your inaugural season!

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