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About Marian Catholic High School

Marian Catholic High School was formed in 1954, 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. In the beginning, Marian freshmen students attended St. Jerome’s in Tamaqua; sophomores attended St. Ann’s in Lansford; and juniors and seniors attended St. Mary’s in Coaldale. The current campus was constructed in 1964; built on farmland in Rush Township.


Marian Catholic's mascot, the colt, represents the towns from which it initially drew its students — the "C" for Coaldale, "L" for Lansford,

"T" for Tamaqua and "S" for Summit Hill. The "O" represents the other communities where our Marian students hail from. Marian Catholic 

serves students from Catholic parishes — both Roman and Byzantine — in eastern Schuylkill, Carbon and Luzerne Counties, while extending a welcome to students of other faiths. 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.

Marian Catholic High School is a Platinum level Catholic Relief Services Global High Schools

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) recognizes the vital role youth can play in changing our world for the better. Motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the CRS Global High School Program provides opportunities for Catholic secondary schools to join with CRS to educate young people about Catholic social teaching and mobilize them to advocate in response to the issues that most urgently effect people experiencing vulnerability and poverty around the world. Only 25 schools in the country achieve Platinum level.


Since the founding of Marian Catholic High School, its mission has been, and continues to be — the development of students spiritually, morally, academically, and socially — by integrating the teachings of Jesus Christ with a value-centered curriculum. In a safe family atmosphere, the faculty and administration challenge students not only to reach their highest academic potential, but also to adopt a disciplined work ethic necessary to become contributing self-sufficient citizens who give witness to the Catholic faith.



At Marian Catholic High School, we believe that:

  • The Catholic faith provides students with the foundation for life.

  • Education involves the whole person – spiritually, academically, morally, socially, and physically.

  • Students require a variety of learning experiences to meet their individual needs.

  • Christ-centered values are an integral part of every aspect of the Marian Catholic community.

  • Students, faculty, and staff strive to be positive role models of Christianity.

  • Students are entitled to a stable, safe, and nurturing environment in which to develop, grow, and foster mutual respect.

  • A disciplined and value-based work ethic is necessary for success in life.

  • Our school provides students with the education needed to meet the demands necessary for a 21st-century learner.

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