Within a rigorous college preparatory course of study, Marianapolis Prep nurtures students to become responsible and independent learners. The classroom environment is both intimate and intensive; faculty members challenge each student to achieve his or her best on assessments, through projects, and in classroom discourse.
Our academic curriculum reflects the richness and diversity of a broad spectrum of interests. The academic philosophy at Marianapolis fosters development of critical and disciplined thinking, precise communication and scientific analysis, creative problem solving, and understanding of the social, scientific, and political background of Western and non-Western civilizations. At all grade levels, the curriculum encourages students to think creatively and to articulate ideas effectively.
Every student takes at least six courses; some students, with special permission, may take six and a half or seven courses. Advisors work closely with students to design an appropriate plan of study. In selecting courses, students and advisors consider the intellectual challenge of each class as well as the student’s overall academic and extracurricular timetable. Advisors and students also discuss the student’s college aspirations, with support and advice from the College Counseling Office. Juniors and seniors, in particular, may pursue Marianapolis’ Advanced Placement offerings and Honors tiers of study. In addition to courses in English, history, math, science, and foreign language, broad offerings are available in the visual and performing arts. To see our course catalog, please click here.