Why Marquette

1. An Academic Culture of Success

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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 - a Marquette Catholic education will set you on a path for success.

2. Values for Life

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


3. A Premier Athletic Program


Marquette takes great pride in our winning athletic tradition.  Niche.com 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.

4. We Will Find A Way

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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 50% of the student body.


5. A Regional School

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With students from throughough the Metro East region, 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

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A Marquette education more than pays for itself.  On average, our graduating seniors earn $104,000 per student in college scholarships. The class of 2023 earned more than $10,000,000 in college scholarships. 


7. Discover Your Artistic Side in our Fine Arts & Performing Arts Programs 

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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 at the Jacoby Arts Center; or, take the lead in one of the school’s musical performances. Learn the techniques of sound, lighting, make-up, or scenery. Sing in the Chorus. Many Marquette students have gone on to pursue their passion for the arts at some of the finest art schools in the country such as Parsons School of Design - The New School, in New York City, or Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia. 

At Marquette - there is something for everyone!