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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

Director of Development/Alumni - Mrs. Sue Ann Gerhard

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


www.mariancatholichs.org

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%

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