About Us

Welcome to Marian Central Catholic High School.

Founded in 1959, Marian Central is a Roman Catholic Diocesan co-educational college preparatory high school. Marian Central offers a Catholic/Christian faith community where students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to grow intellectually and spiritually as they interact with each other, the church, and society. Our curriculum challenges all students fosters academic excellence encourages the development of critical thinking skills promotes physical wellness and leads to a commitment to life-long learning within a caring and moral educational environment. We prepare our students to be responsible citizens in society as well as active participants in the church and in the world. Most importantly, at Marian Central, we guide our students in character development and the establishment of ethical standards through the application of Catholic principles and the teaching mission of the Church. We invite you to take a look at all Marian Central Catholic High School has to offer.

There has never been a better time to be a part of the Marian community. Each year we update and expand technology in our classrooms, we extend the amount of financial assistance (almost $300,000 for 2013-14) available to our families, and our athletic and other co-curricular programs continue to thrive. Marian Central welcomes nearly 700 students each day, yet we exist as a comfortable and friendly community where students are valued and educated as whole persons. Classes are small enough for students to get to know each other, yet our student body is large enough that we can offer a varied and challenging curriculum. Teachers and staff are dedicated to the intellectual, physical, spiritual, and emotional growth of every student, and they strive to provide the attention, nurturing, and support necessary for a successful high school career.

However, academics are only a part of the curriculum at Marian. Throughout the school year, we hold spiritual retreats, daily masses, monthly All School Masses, three seasonal Athlete-Coaches Masses, and a Communal Penance Service during Lent. All year long Marian Central encourages its students to participate in volunteer work and offers opportunities for students to contribute their talents and time to charities through extracurricular organizations such as Project Hope, Operation Snowball, Student Council, Key Club, and the National Honor Society. Marian calls its students to be supportive, caring individuals in the classroom, on the stage, on the athletic fields and courts, and in the community.


Athletic Conference Affiliation Marian Central is a member of the East Suburban Catholic Conference. Other schools in the ESCC include St. Viator (Arlington Hts.), Marist (Chicago), Marian Catholic (Chicago Hts.), Joliet Catholic Academy, Nazareth Academy (LaGrange Park), Benet Academy (Lisle), Carmel (Mundelein), Notre Dame (Niles), St. Patrick (Chicago).