History/Mission MCHS –
Marian Catholic High School History Marian Catholic has called home a high school built on farmland in Rush Township home since 1964, but the school was formed in 1954, which had been declared the Marian Year in honor of the Blessed Mother. The school had a unique, three-town campus created from the former Catholic high schools in those communities. At the beginning, Marian freshmen students attended St. Jerome’s, Tamaqua; sophomores attended St. Ann’s, Lansford; and juniors and seniors attended St. Mary’s, Coaldale. The current campus was constructed in 1964.
The nickname of the school’s boys’ sports teams, Colts, represents the towns from which it drew students, with the C for Coaldale, L for Lansford, T for Tamaqua and S for Summit Hill. The O represents other communities that sent students to Marian.
Marian serves students from 44 Catholic parishes both Roman and Byzantine in eastern Schuylkill, Carbon and Luzerne County, while extending a welcome to students of other faiths. This year, there are 30 faculty members and 363 students enrolled, with the class of 2016 graduating 83. The gathering of students and faculty from this wide geographical area and from varied cultural and religious backgrounds helps to generate the unique spirit of the Marian Family.
Principal - Mrs. Jean Susko
Dean of Student Affairs - Mr. Pete Sanfilippo
Director of Studies/Enrollment - Mrs. Teresa Sheer
Chaplain - Rev. Brian Miller
Marian Catholic High School
166 Marian Avenue,
Tamaqua, PA 18252
Phone (570) 467-3335
Fax (570) 467-0186
Development Office (570) 467-0641
Facts about Marian School Year 2015-2016
Students Involved in Extra-Curricular Programs: 96%
Graduating Class 2015: 88
Graduates of the Class of 2015 enrolled in Post-Secondary Education: 89%
Amount of Scholarships and Grants offered to the Class of 2015: $4,333,264
Amounts of Scholarships and Grants accepted by the Class of 2015: $2,034,324
Percentage of the Class of 2015 that graduated with dual enrollment credits: 25%
Percentage of the Class of 2015 that participated in AP Classes: 28%
Mean SAT Scores of the Class of 2014: Verbal: 502 Math: 493 Writing: 502
Class of 2015: Students who scored higher than 600 in any part(s) of the SAT: 27%
PA Immunization Requirements for Entry into 12th Grade: A dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) is required for entry into 12th grade at any public, private, parochial or non-public school in Pennsylvania. A dose of MCV received at 16 years of age or older shall count as the 12th grade dose. For more details please see the Immunization Requirements Letter under the Student Life section.
ASBESTOS COMPLIANCE - as part of the Federal Asbestos Compliance Act, Marian High School was inspected in the Spring of 2011. A management plan is on file in the Main Office which satisfies the requirements of the EPA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Ave