Who We Are

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 to foster academic excellence and encourages the development of critical thinking skills that promote physical wellness.  Marian Central also 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 Central community.  Our school exists 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 and extra-curricular activities. 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 Central. Throughout the school year, we hold spiritual retreats, daily masses, monthly All School 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, Student Council, Key Club, and the National Honor Society. Marian Central 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 Chicago Christian Conference which consists of Aurora Christian (Aurora), Bishop McNamara (Kankakee), Chicago Christian (Palos Heights), Christ the King (Chicago), Hope Academy (Chicago), Marian Central (Woodstock), St. Edwards (Elgin) and Wheaton Academy (Wheaton).