Amerigo Chicago Marian Catholic High School

700 Ashland Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
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Amerigo Chicago Marian Catholic High School Photo #1 - As a college preparatory high school, Marian Catholic develops in students essential skills for post-secondary education. In addition, Marian Catholic provides a flexible curriculum of liberal, fine and practical arts, opening students to a variety of career choices.
Amerigo Chicago Marian Catholic High School Photo #2 - Students at Amerigo Chicago have access to a state-of-the-art STEM center, as well as a technology/media center/makerspace, a master science laboratory and a research library with more than 28,000 volumes.
Amerigo Chicago Marian Catholic High School Photo #3 - The technologically cutting edge Marian Catholic Leadership Center is a 15,000 square foot Student Union, and includes a student cafeteria and a space for student and alumni activities.
Amerigo Chicago Marian Catholic High School Photo #4 - 99% of Marian Catholic graduates go onto colleges and universities, including top tier schools such as Harvard University, Stanford University, Northwestern University, New York University and more.
Amerigo Chicago Marian Catholic High School Photo #5 - Students at Amerigo Chicago have access to a professional-quality Media Studio.
Amerigo Chicago Marian Catholic High School Photo #6 - Students at Amerigo Chicago have access to over 40 AP and honors classes, in a variety of subjects, ranging from Calculus to World History - and everything in between.
Amerigo Chicago Marian Catholic High School Photo #7 - Marian Catholic High School is located on an 87-acre campus, just a short drive from the city of Chicago.
Amerigo Chicago Marian Catholic High School Photo #8 - Marian Catholic High School has a robust fine arts program, including an award-winning marching band, an active choral program and annual theater and musical productions.
Amerigo Chicago Marian Catholic High School Photo #9 - Marian Catholic features state-of-the-art athletic facilities, including two gyms, eight tennis courts, a lighted turf stadium for soccer, football and lacrosse, running and fitness trails, baseball and softball fields and a weight room.
Amerigo Chicago Marian Catholic High School Photo #10 - Marian Catholic has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School for its overall academic excellence.
  • Amerigo Chicago and academic partner Marian Catholic High School provide a nurturing and challenging learning environment, with all the exciting opportunities of a nearby major metropolis.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
Amerigo ChicagoBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationCatholicNon-denominational
Year Founded19581909
Campus Size87 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment1006 students320 students
% Students of Color
30%
23%
% International Students
2%
20%
% Students Boarding
5%
70%
Average SAT Score1109* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score24*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size22 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:131:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered4918
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
80%
69%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$66,950
(Price includes tuition and student fees)
$57,650
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$30,400
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsRaj Patel

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered4918
CoursesAlgebra I, Algebra II, American Government and Politics, Biology, Biology, Calculus, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chemistry, College Algebra, Comparative Government, Computer Science, Computer Science Principles, Engineering 1, Engineering 2, Engineering 3, English 1, English 2, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, French 2, French 3, French 4, Geometry, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Geography, Latin 2, Latin 3, Latin 4, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music - Principles of Performance and Structure, Music Theory/History, Oral Interpretation, Physics, Physics 1, Physics C, Psychology, Research (Capstone), Seminar: Sacraments, Liturgy, Morality (AP Capstone), Spanish 2, Spanish 3, Spanish 4, Spanish Language and Culture , Statistics, U.S. History, World History, World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1616
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3623
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Abraham Lincoln Book Discussion Group, Anime Club, Blood Drives, Computer Club, Creative Writing Club, Diversity Club, Dominican Ambassadors, Equestrian Club, French National Honor Society, Game Club, Generation Green (Ecology Club), Go Extreme for Jesus Club, Gospel Choir, History Club, International Club, Latin National Honor Society, Literary Society, Math Club/Contests, Model UN, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Operation Snowball, Psychology Club, Recruitment Corps, Service Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Speech Team/Forensics, Student Council, The Mariner (School Yearbook), The Megaphone (Student Newspaper), Varsity Club, Video Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Stage Techs, Thespians

School Notes

  • Nestled within a diverse community outside of Chicago, Marian Catholic offers students a chance to study in a supportive residential neighborhood that`s a short distance from the heart of Chicago. As a college preparatory high school, Marian Catholic develops in students essential skills for post-secondary education. These skills include inductive and deductive logic, critical thinking, research principles, and communication skills, both oral and written. In addition, Marian Catholic recognizes individual intellectual differences and has a flexible curriculum of liberal, fine, and practical arts which serves students' particular needs and opens them to a variety of career choices. 
  • At Amerigo Chicago, you'll come together with students from around the world in a safe, enriched community that takes advantage of countless opportunities for immersion in American culture. Anchored in a safe, secure residential neighborhood, students live at the Amerigo Chicago Residential Campus and have access to all of the amenities of home with 24/7 on-site support from Residential life personnel. 
  • Amerigo Chicago Marian Catholic High School accreditations: AdvancED, Illinois State Board of Education, DASS
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To be eligible for Amerigo`s Chicago program, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
Academic Ability: 2.5 GPA or higher
Language Ability: 59+ TOEFL, 5.0+ IELTS, other english language assesments also available
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