Marian is a great place to grow as yourself with visionary leadership and committed enthusiastic teachers. Students are friendly and happy and confident.
As a long time volunteer and supporter, I am so proud of the accomplishments of Marian Middle School students. The curriculum is challenging and students work hard to achieve their goals, while teachers encourage them reach even higher. From middle school, to high school, to college and beyond, Marian Middle School supports girls and their families on their road to success.
Marian is making a difference in the lives of the girls and their families everyday!
My daughter was accepted as an incoming 6th grader, and it was a blessing! Sarah thrived, and had opportunities that she would not have had in public school . She went on to the IB program, where she excelled, and she earned a full scholarship to Hofstra University iN NY. She is a freshman at Hofstra this year, and our family still stays in touch with many of her former teachers from Marian. We appreciate everything they did for our child, and our family.
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.
Marian is a place that truly demonstrates their mission statement. Their number one priority is always the girls. They try to understand the girls' past, enrich their present, and prepare for the future so as to break the cycle of poverty through well-rounded education.
As a founding Board member I am honored to have been a part of helping a dedicated group of people that planted the seeds for Marian Middle School.
16 years later, Marian has a 95% graduation rate and helped hundreds of young women prepare for college preparatory high schools on through college. With an emphasis on a quality education, emotional and spiritual support Marian has laid the foundation to help students achieve their potential, and the chance to break the cycle of poverty.
Today Marian is supported by dedicated teachers, staff, volunteers and a donor community that is committed to it's ongoing success.
Marian Middle School provides young women with the education and empowerment to look to their futures and know that they can truly accomplish anything. This school gives each student the opportunity to learn and grow, and feel confidence in their abilities to do well and succeed. There is such an uplifting spirit that is shared by the students, parents, faculty, and volunteers that embodies the mission of Educating Girls for Life. The lessons learned go far beyond the classroom and out to the community and hopefully someday the world.
I love volunteering my time with Marian Middle School. I’m constantly inspired by the enthusiasm and tenacity of the students and teachers! The leaders at the school know they need to connect students, families, teachers and the broader community to provide the strongest, most well-rounded curriculum possible and to help the students perform to their full potential. The education at Marian helps students find success at college prep high schools, into college, and beyond. They are about to add even more STEM opportunities, and that’s obviously so important since women are underrepresented in these fields. They definitely Educate Girls for Life.
Marian Middle School is an amazing place with passionate teachers and enthusiastic staff members. Everyone in the Marian community goes above and beyond to educate the students for life. Marian not only teaches the typical curriculum, but they also do things like bring in volunteers to have the students do mock interviews, and connect the students with business people in the community. Any student would be lucky to attend Marian Middle School.
My daughter is a student at MMS. This school deeply cares about their students. They are educating them for life! They know each girl is an individual with her own unique talents and abilities. They want them to flourish and be successful in life! We are very thankful for this opportunity for my daughter!
This school is so special. In educating girls for life, they've made a difference in so many girls formative years. The school sets high expectations for their girls and gives them the support they need to succeed. Marian is focused on academic and social preparation for high school. Marian has 215 graduates and 80% of graduates have attended college.
Marian Middle School is amazing! Everyone- administration, teachers, staff, volunteers are committed to the girls. I have been privileged to work with them on a professional level. Spent a week with the 5th grade girls, teacher, and volunteers. All of them were powerful ambassadors for the school. Marian Middle School- you have so much to be proud of! Thank-you for the work you are doing and the example you are setting!
Marian Middle School has opened it's doors to many Hispanic girls from poor families who are not able to pay for a quality education. Most Hispanic children have to attend public schools where they are considered lesser beings, are bullied for their lack of English, and resort to dropping out early or joining gangs. This school encourages friendly communication, equality, and justice, while teaching the necessary subjects (math, reading, science, etc.). While many public schools are failing our children, Marian Middle School is an example to follow.
Marian Middle School is a joyful, exciting place. I love going there. The girls are polite and serious but also fun loving. The teachers are remarkable, always upbeat and helpful. The halls are neat and the atmosphere is one of appreciation.
I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer at Marian last year. I was amazed at the girls' enthusiasm for learning and for the disciplined yet friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the school. The staff extends their hospitality with a sincerity that makes you feel special. But as I learned, it is the girls and this school that are special and unique! Without a doubt, Marian provides a unique option for girls to participate in a top-notch school.
Marian middle school is helping to break the cycle of poverty for the girls who attend school there. They provide a firm foundation of learning for the students, not just for school, but for life. When girls graduate from Marian in 8th grade they are well-prepared for high school, college, and beyond. The faculty and staff are excellent and their dedication to their students is unwavering. I hope one day that every girl gets a chance to be a Marian Girl!