Marian Catholic High School

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Nestled within a diverse community outside of Chicago, Marian Catholic offers students a chance to study in a supportive residential neighborhood that’s a short distance from the heart of Chicago. As a college preparatory high school, Marian Catholic develops in students essential skills for post-secondary education. These skills include inductive and deductive logic, critical thinking, research principles, and communication skills, both oral and written. In addition, Marian Catholic recognizes individual intellectual differences and has a flexible curriculum of liberal, fine, and practical arts which serves students’ particular needs and opens them to a variety of career choices.

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About the school

Marion Catholic is located on an 87 acre campus a short drive from Chicago. The 87-acre campus includes:

The 500-seat Leadership Center
The 430-seat Croarkin Theater
Art rooms
Two Band practice halls
Campus Ministry Center
Student Chapel
58 classrooms
Fiber optic backbone throughout the campus supporting a full wireless environment
Technology/Media Center/Makerspace
Fully networked teacher resource room
Guidance and College Counseling Center
Two Gymnasiums
Learning Resource Center
Music, choral, and practice rooms
Master Science laboratory
Physics, Biology, and Chemistry laboratories
Research library with more than 28,000 volumes
Weight training room
Baseball, soccer, and softball fields
Lighted and Field Turf football stadium
8 tennis courts
Running and fitness trails

AdvancED, Illinois State Board of Education, DASS

Off Campus 5112 Pearson St., Matteson, IL 60443
Distance to School: 12-15 minutes, 5.3 mi/8.5 km
The off-campus dormitory is located in a quiet residential community just minutes from the Marian Catholic High School campus. Students have access to all of the amenities of home including shared kitchen suite, laundry, gathering spaces, recreation areas (both indoor and outdoor), and study rooms. 

Students will be supervised by professional dorm parents 24/7. Students will have access to an academic suite for structured independent and small group study, education technology suite to support academic coursework, recreational suite for relaxation and socialization and high-speed Wi-Fi. Security policies and procedures are in place for optimal student safety.
Apartment-style accommodation
Students live in brand new townhomes in the local community just minutes away from the high school. Students live with a roommate, share a bathroom, and have access to in-residence common spaces including a kitchen and study lounge. Students enjoy meals together in the dining suite, study together in the study suite and can relax in the recreation suite. The safe, convenient location has all of the comforts of home while students can experience all that the surrounding community and the city of Chicago can offer.   

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Academic life

Advanced Placement (AP), Honors, American High School Diploma
AP Courses 
Seminar: Sacraments, Liturgy, Morality (AP Capstone)
Research (Capstone)
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Spanish Language and Culture
World History
Human Geography
U.S. History
American Government and Politics
Comparative Government
European History
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Physics 1
Physics C
Computer Science
Special Programs:
STEM, Accelerated Weekend Experience (AWE) program through Northwestern University
Foreign Languages:
French, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish
ESL/ELL Program

Computer Science Principles

Sport and culture

Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Students will be supervised by professional dorm parents 24/7. Students will have access to an academic suite for structured independent and small group study, education technology suite to support academic coursework, recreational suite for relaxation and socialization and high-speed Wi-Fi. Security policies and procedures are in place for optimal student safety.

Extracurricular Clubs and Activities
Book Club, Anime, Bowling Club, Computer Club, Creative Writing Club, Diversity Club, Dominican Ambassadors, Equestrian Club, Game Club, Ecology Club, Gospel Choir, History Club, International Club, Literary Society, Math Club, Newspaper, Model U.N., Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, Latin National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Operation Snowball, Psychology Club, Recruitment Corps, Community Service Club, Science Olympiad, Speech Team, Stage Techs, Student Council, Thespians, Pep Club, Video Club, Yearbook 
Professional-quality Media Studio
Active choral program
Annual theater and musical productions

Location Description

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) – 20mi/32km
O’Hare International Airport (ORD) – 42mi/67km

700 Ashland Avenue Chicago Heights, IL 60411 IL 60411

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