Nestled within a diverse community outside of Chicago, Illinois, Marian Catholic offers students a chance to study in a supportive residential neighborhood that’s only a short distance from the heart of Chicago. Propelled by an academically rigorous curriculum including 41 AP and Honors courses, graduating students enjoy a longstanding track record of success at selective universities. Arts and athletic competitions are strong areas of focus, a distinction highlighted by their celebrated marching band—a perennial champion at the state and national levels. Marian Catholic’s academic culture emphasizes personal ethics and community involvement, encouraging students to develop their hearts as well as their minds.
Living in Chicago
Enjoy life in the tightly knit, small community—with Chicago’s stunning architecture, picturesque waterfronts, and multitudes of cultural experiences just a quick trip away.
One of the economic and cultural capitals of the United States, Chicago is home to some of America’s leading corporations, renowned arts institutions, and winning sports teams.
Visit the home of the Chicago Cubs, spend a day at a world-class museum, enjoy extraordinary dining, or simply explore one of Chicago’s dozens of historic neighborhoods. There are always reasons to escape to the city.
Local Points of Interest
- Willis (Sears) Tower
- Wrigley Field (second oldest baseball park in the U.S.)
- Art Institute of Chicago Field Museum
- Museum of Science and Industry
- Lake Michigan and Chicago lakefront
- Millennium Park World-class shopping
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- Chicago Riverwalk Architecture tours
- Chicago Bears (football)
- Chicago Blackhawks (hockey)
- Chicago Bulls (basketball)
- Chicago Cubs (baseball)
- Chicago Fire (soccer)
- Chicago White Sox (baseball)
During my free time, I usually have fun with my friends or play the guitar. On the weekends, there are many museums and theater near Chicago that you can enjoy and have fun with a lot people.
—LARRY, GRADE 10, CHINA