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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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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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Mass Times Around the Diocese

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. Check out the FaceBook Live Masses. Updated with new links. 3/27/2020

Reschedule Date

Due to Coronavirus health concerns, this year's Gala has been postponed and rescheduled for May 30th! Thank you to all of our Gala sponsors! Buy your tickets before May 17th to avoid the price increase. Please join us!
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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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Conference Champs

Congratulations to Coach Mark Jones and his team on a great season. The Explorer bowling program made its debut 4 years ago and continues to grow and improve.
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Schedule of Events

Catholic Schools Week is a national celebration of Catholic education and an opportunity to recognize the importance, the value, and the contributions of Catholic education to the Church and the world. Catholic Schools Week is sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).
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1000 POINTS!

Sophomore, Adrenna Snipes hit a career milestone at Tuesday night's game against MELHS. The game was stopped as teammates, family, and friends erupted into cheers to acknowledge her achievement.
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New AD Announced

Congratulations to Brian Hoener, who was named Director of Athletics for Marquette Catholic. Mr. Hoener comes to MCHS from Fontbonne University, where he is currently the Assistant Director. He will begin his full-time duties at MCHS on July 1st.
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Players of the Year

Join us in congratulating Aaron Boulch, Riley Vickrey, William Roderfeld, and Gracie Piar on being chosen as Advantage News Players of the Year. Additionally, Girls Golf Coach Deb Walsh, Boys Golf Coach Ryan Geisler and Boys Soccer Coach Tim Gould were named Coaches of the Year.
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Run Riley Run

The Cross Country team was all in attendance to watch senior, Riley Vickrey, sign her Letter of Intent to Missouri Southern State University. Congratulations to Riley on becoming a Lion!

2019-20 National Honor Society

Congratulation to this year's newest members of the MCHS National Honor Society. To be nominated to NHS the students must maintain a 3.8 GPA and exemplify the organizations four principles: character, scholarship, leadership & service.

Prayers for Vandalia

The Marquette student body, administration, faculty and staff send their condolences to the Vandalia community. After a moment of silence the students said a prayer for the Protz and Lidy families.

Chicago Alumni Take the Town

Meg Miller, the MCHS Alumni Director, welcomed former Explorers at Homeslice in Lincoln Park. This event is just one way Meg hope to help alumni stay connected to Marquette. Stay tuned to find out where the next event will be held.

Calendar of Events