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Marian Middle School

Rating: 5 stars   36 reviews 807

Nonprofit Issues:

Education

Address:

4130 Wyoming Street Saint Louis MO 63116 USA

Mission:

Marian Middle School, a Catholic school serving adolescent girls of all religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by fostering their spiritual, academic, social, moral, emotional, and physical development in preparation for and successful completion of college preparatory high schools.

Results:

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Target demographics:

economically disadvantaged girls

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 100 students in grades five through twelve

Geographic areas served:

the St. Louis metropolitan area

Programs:

quality, holistic education, enrichment programming, and graduate support.

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Reviews for Marian Middle School

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Rating: 5 stars  

Marian Middle School is a great place for girls to get a quality education and firm foundation for a successful life!

 
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The students and staff are great. This is truly a wonderful learning environment! Can't say enough great things about the school and the peopl e in it

 
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My daughter attended Marian Middle School for 6th and 7th grades. We then moved out of STL. She is 16 and was accepted into NYU'S Summer program this year. She (and we, as parents), credits Marian Middle School for building her knowledge, her self-esteem and encouraging her to succeed. I wish that every young lady had the opportunity to be a Marian student.

 
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My daughter heard about MMS when some students came to speak at her school the end of her 5th grade year. She was so excited, she got permission to call me and ask if she could apply...right after the presentation. I researched it, and found out I wouldn't have to sell a kidney for her to attend, and we started the process. We were ecstatic when Sarah was selected, and as we became part of the Marian family, we couldn't believe our good fortune. Not only did MMS set the bar for academics, it set the bar for what a school family should be. As parents, we were actively involved, got to know other parents and teachers. We moved to another city right before Sarah would have started 8th grade, and the ONLY factor that had us wavering about the move was her having to leave MMS. It broke our hearts. We have stayed in touch with the school and other parents since we moved. MMS understands that a child needs to be challenged academically, spiritually and as a community member. I wish that every child had the opportunity to experience this kind of love and support in a classroom setting.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Marian is an absolute gem in this city! This school strives to nurture the body, mind, and spirit. Not only do they work diligently to give the girls a rigorous middle school education, they support the girls through high school and into college. They strive to empower and uplift these young women. This should be the model for ALL the schools in St Louis! What an amazing blessing this school is!!

 
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Marian Middle School is an amazing school that truly does educate girls for life. Its goal is to break the cycle of poverty by educating urban adolescent girls in the St. Louis community. To do this, Marian ensures that it supports its students and graduates financially, emotionally, and socially through their high school years and beyond. It costs $12,500 to educate one Marian girl and yet each Marian family is responsible for only around $400. In order to continue its success, Marian Middle School relies on the generosity and support of people who see the great value that it provides its students and the community.

 
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From the minute I set foot inside Marian Middle School I was impressed. Impressed by the students, the faculty, and the volunteers. Marian's mission is to educate girls for life, and I am confident that with the dedicated people on board at Marian, they will continue to educate girls for life and make them successful women in whatever they choose to do.

 
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This is a great school that helps all of these girls achieve great goals that otherwise will be very hard for them to achieve at a public school. It also follows the girls after to make sure they keep doing great. Love the school.

 
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Marian Middle School makes a difference in young girls lives, and really gives them the tools for success. I am always impressed with the poise and confidence Marian girls exhibit when I meet them. I have been involved with Marian for a few years now, serving as Chair for their Girls Night Out event last year. The organization is really top notch, and St. Louis is lucky to have such a school serving the community.

 
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Last week, I attended Marian Middle School's Girls Night Out event. There were several current students and recent graduates in attendance. I spent most of my time talking to these girls, particularly the alumnae. How refreshing to witness their Marian Middle School testimony - their confidence, their poise, their intelligence, and their enthusiasm for their alma mater. It was obvious that the school lives by its motto, "Educating Girls for Life." I asked each girl whether Marian had prepared them well for high school and the future. Each gave an enthusiastic "yes" and proceeded to tell me how. They talked about how much better prepared they are then their classmates in terms of their study habits and the knowledge they gained at Marian. They also talked about their study process and their plans for the future. Congratulations Marian Middle School! You are an asset to the St. Louis region.

 
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Amazing to see how Marian Middle School is instrumental in changing the lives of the young women who attend the school. The staff and faculty are obviously passionate about the success of the students, and I'm honored to be a part of the organization.

 
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