November 7 | 1-3 PM

open house info

  • Meet Faculty
  • Presentations at 1:15 PM & 2:15 PM
  • Tour our STEM Center
  • Schedule a shadow day
Contact Karen Coles to schedule a shadow day, school tour, or if you have any questions.
(618) 463-0585 x 2 or email

Why Marquette

1.  Second to None Academics

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Marquette graduates go on to attend some of the finest universities in the country.  With Honors ACT scores ranked in the top 15% nationally, academic teams who annually place higher than most teams in the region and AP scores above the national average - Marquette's academic opportunities are second to none.

2.  A Premier Athletic Program


Marquette takes great pride in our winning athletic tradition. ranks Marquette #2 of 20 high schools in Madison County, IL and our athletic program is often recognized by the St. Louis Post Dispatch as one of the top small school programs in the St. Louis region. Our student-athletes often play against the best competition in the area and still advance deep into the IHSA playoffs, creating memories that will last a lifetime. We have won State Championships in numerous sports, have 16 State Finals appearances, and have Regional and Sectional Championships too numerous to count. Every year many of our graduating student-athletes receive athletic scholarships to universities throughout the country.  

3.  We Will Find A Way

Marquette takes pride in finding a way to make sure any student who wants to attend Marquette, can.  Through merit and need-based endowed scholarships, and through the generosity of Annual Appeal donors, hundreds of thousands of dollars are provided annually to nearly 54% of the student body. 

4.  Values for Life

Our students have the opportunity to develop spiritually. Whether through Theology courses, school masses, or just stopping in our Chapel for a quick prayer; Marquette offers students four years of opportunity to further their relationship with God while learning values they will carry throughout their lifetime.

5.  A Regional School

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With students from 61 different schools throughout the Metro East and St. Louis region, from both Illinois and Missouri, Marquette offers you a great opportunity to retain current friends and meet new ones - all on a campus where everyone knows your name. 

6.  Money for College

A Marquette education more than pays for itself.  On average, our graduating seniors earn $98,900 per student in college scholarships.  

7.  Discover Your Artistic Side

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Whether you are drawn to the visual arts or performing arts (or both), Marquette has something for everyone. Design that special artistic piece for the annual Art Exhibit held at the Jacoby Art Center; or take the lead in one of the School’s musical performances; learn the techniques of the behind the scene importance of sound, lighting, make-up or scenery; or sing in the MCHS Chorus. Many Marquette students have gone on to pursue their passion for the arts at some of the finest art schools in the country. At Marquette - there is something for everyone; there is something especially for you.

Guide for 8th Graders - IMPORTANT DATES

Starting November 1-30, 2021
Create an Online Application Account 
Register online for the Entrance Exam 
 click here
Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 8:30-11:30 AM
Students will meet in the cafeteria before they move to classrooms to begin the Entrance Exam.  There will be a Parent Meeting in the Gym at 10 AM for a brief presentation to discuss curriculum, financial aid, and give parents an opportunity to ask questions.
Submit scholarship packets October 25 - December 3, 2021 at 11:59 pm.
There are many scholarships available with a variety of criteria of eligibility. Click here to see all the scholarships available.
Saturday, March 5, 2022, in the gym between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM.
Please enter through the gym door entrance and remember that everyone must wear a mask (no gaiters).
You will receive a letter with a link to schedule your student's one-on-one counseling session. During this scheduled appointment you and your Explorer will meet with a counselor to select classes for the fall 2022 semester.    
This is an exciting and busy morning. After your schedule is set, take an opportunity to head down to the The Spirit Shop in the cafeteria. It's time to start showing your Explorer Spirit. There is something for everyone in your family.  
Fischer's School uniform is scheduling their own appointment to view all their selections and for individual fittings. Please call them directly at 314-921-9972 to secure you time slot.
Contact Karen Coles to request more information or if you have any questions.
(618) 463-0585 x 2 or email