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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

girls golf

Madison County Champs!

Congratulations to the girls golf team! The team shot a record breaking 309 in the Madison Count Tournament. The team finished 1st overall in both the Small & Large School Divisions and individually took 1st through 5th place. On Explorers!
blue grey game

Fall Sports Kick Off!

Join us on August 21st at Public School Stadium as we introduce the Explorers' fall sports teams. You will also get a sneak peek of the boys soccer and football squads. Check out the full schedule of events! On Explorers!
Madelyn Smith

STL Today: All-Metro 2nd Team

Congratulations to recent graduate, Madelyn Smith, on being named to the STLToday All-Metro girls soccer second team. Smith has committed to play this fall to play soccer for the St. Louis University Billikens.
job posting

Career Opportunities

Marquette is looking to fill opportunities for the positions of Maintenance Worker and Bus Driver for the 2021-2022 school year. Please contact Matt East, Director of Maintenance, at
all state

Illinois Coaches Association Release All-State Selections

Congratulations to our girls soccer and softball teams for their exceptional seasons. We are proud to announce that Madelyn Smith has made the Illinois All-State soccer team. Soccer teammates, Emma Anselm & Haley Williams, as well as, softball players, Lauren Lenihan & Kiley Kirchner, have also been recognized by the Illinois Coaches Association. On Explorers!
theater camp blog

Add a Little Drama to the Summer...Camp!

MCHS Theater & Music Director, Brett Klaus, is excited to host this year's Camp "ACT, SING, & DANCE" Like an Explorer! Your camper will experience the thrill of working with professional singing, dancing, and acting instructors. Sign up today!
super sectional info

Planning on attending the Girls Soccer Super Sectional?

Tickets for Tuesday's Marquette vs Althoff IHSA Girls Soccer Super Sectional must be purchased online per the IHSA. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Click on the story for more information and the link to purchase your ticket. On Explorers!
girls soccer cheering

Sectional Champs!

MCHS girls soccer team added another plaque to the Commons' wall. The 6-0 victory over the Roxana Shells sends the Explorers to the super-sectional to be played Tuesday, June 15th at 6pm in Columbia, IL against Belleville Althoff. The winner of Tuesday's match advances to the state finals in Chicago next weekend. On Explorers!
high honor roll

Spring 2021 High Honor Roll

Marquette Catholic is proud to present the Spring 2021 High Honor Roll list. To receive this recognition, students must complete the semester with a 3.6 or higher. Congratulations and job well done!
girls track

Girls Track Head to State Meet

Join us on June 9th at 3pm, as we send off six Marquette Girls Track members who qualified for this year's IHSA State track meet. Congratulation and Good Luck to Laura Hewitt, Sammy Hentrich, Kailey Vickrey, Ava Certa, Paige Rister, and Katy Johnson!
Bass Fishing

MCHS Anglers Head to State Tournament

Recent graduates, Patrick "Bucky" Wiemers and Justin Atkinson, headed to the IHSA State Bass Fishing Tournament for a two day event at Carlyle Lake. The two advanced to state by winning the recent sectional at Coffeen Lake.

Congratulations Graduates

We are proud to present the Marquette Catholic graduating class of 2021. This year's graduating class received $10,523,503 in scholarships and accumulated 12,977 service hours. Once an Explorer - Always an Explorer!
summer camps

Camp Like an Explorer!

MCHS camps focus on age appropriate skills & training techniques that have led the Explorers to countless Regional, Sectional and State championships! The camps serve as a great opportunity to be introduced to Marquette athletics as well as our coaching staff and players.

Explorer Softball News

The MCHS Athletic office proudly announces that Abby Sullivan will be playing softball for the Fighting Scots next fall. Sullivan signed her letter of intent to play softball while studying engineering at Monmouth College.
Illinois state scholars

Illinois State Scholars Announced

Congratulations to the 2021 Illinois State Scholars. The Illinois State Scholar honor is awarded to top 10% of the high school's senior class based on ACT or SAT test scores, unweighted class rank and Grade Point Average (GPA).
dance team tryouts

2021 Fall Dance Team Tryouts

The Explorer Dance Team is holding a two day workshop prior to tryouts for the Fall 2021 sports season. Current students, incoming freshman, and transfer students are all welcome to attend. Click the link for details.
Harris signs letter of intent

Harris Signs his Letter of Intent

Congratulations to Cortez Harris! Surrounded by family, coaches, and teammates, Harris signed his letter of intent to play basketball for the Greenville Panthers next fall. Cortez plans on continuing his education studying Criminal Justice.
nhs induction

NHS Induction in the Plaza

Congratulations to the newest members of Marquette Catholic's National Honor Society. To be considered for membership, students must meet four criteria: academics, leadership, service, and character. The NHS was created in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary Principals.
the little mermaid

Live on the Ruth Klaus Stage ...

The Marquette Drama Department is proud to presents the Disney musical, "The Little Mermaid" this Friday and Saturday night. In-person and live-stream tickets can be purchased online.

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