Marian Catholic High School entrance exam is Jan. 12

2012-12-27T00:00:00Z Marian Catholic High School entrance exam is Jan. 12For The Times
December 27, 2012 12:00 am  • 

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Marian Catholic High School invites eighth-grade students to take the entrance exam at 8 a.m. Jan. 12 in the Sister M. Paul McCaughey, O.P. Leadership Center, 700 Ashland Ave.

Elizabeth Johnson, a freshman from Orland Park, has found that being involved in band and art club has made the transition to Marian Catholic easy and enjoyable.

“A highlight so far at Marian Catholic has been performing at the Lucas Oil Dome in Indianapolis for the Bands of America Grand Nationals,” Johnson said.

At Marian Catholic, 90 percent of the student body is involved in an extra-curricular activity. The variety of athletics, fine arts, and clubs that are offered at Marian Catholic permit students to find an activity that is the right fit providing them with an enriching high school experience while encouraging them to maintain the high academic standards that has been the hallmark of Marian Catholic. Last year, students in 19 out of 24 varsity athletic teams averaged a 3.4 GPA.

Creating an environment of excellence is a priority at Marian Catholic. While for some families, providing an elite college prep Catholic education for their student may require a financial sacrifice, Marian Catholic has a wide range of scholarships. In addition, in an effort to maintain a student body of academic distinction, Marian Catholic offers academic scholarships to incoming freshmen who score at the 90th percentile or above on the entrance exam. Scholarships range from $2,000 to $8,000, depending on the student’s score. Students who receive Entrance Exam Scholarships are still eligible to apply for additional scholarships. In addition scholarships are offered to incredible students who excel in various areas of school life.

“Marian Catholic has prepared me for college by creating high standards and teaching a strong work ethic,” Timothy LaVelle ’13 said. “Teachers constantly expect high quality work and, as a result, I am always challenged to reach my full academic potential.”

“If you want a school that will help you grow spiritually, help you develop leadership skills, give you the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, provide you with the opportunity to develop friendships that will last a lifetime while also giving you the opportunity to excel in academics, athletics, and fine arts, then Marian Catholic is the school for you," said Recruitment Director Sister Dorothy Marie Solak, O.P. "Take our entrance exam on Jan. 12, and be a part of the Marian Catholic class of 2017.”

Bring two No. 2 lead pencils and a $25 test fee. No calculators will be allowed. For further information regarding the MCHS entrance exam contact Solak at (708) 756-9762 or For more information about the Scholarship Program contact Sister Judine Hilbing, O.P., president of Marian Catholic, at (708) 756-9403 or

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