Centers of Excellence

Marianapolis strives to prepare our students for all aspects of college life and beyond. We want our students to grow into successful individuals and contributing citizens to the global community. As a result, Marianapolis has created platforms and channels for our students to stand out to college admissions boards and have the strongest opportunity for success: The Ninth Grade Experience and The Centers of Excellence (COE).

   Ninth Grade Experience

Marianapolis believes that the preparation of students to be prepared for college and life after Marianapolis begins the second students step on campus their freshman year. The Ninth Grade experience will teach freshmen the skills needed to succeed not only at Marianapolis but for the rest of their academic career. The Casimir Seminar and the Humanities course combined, focus on building skills that students can use in their day-to-day lives such as critical thinking, communication, and cross-curricular learning. 

Building off of the skills obtained in The Ninth Grade Experience, sophomores will have the option to enroll in one of three Centers- Business & Entrepreneurship, Civic Engagement & Service, and Innovation. The COE were created with the idea of giving students the opportunity to gain more practical experience while allowing them to become globally engaged in a specific focal area in addition to the traditional education model.  Each of the Centers will embark on a unique course curriculum focused on the area of study of their chosen Center, engage in a three-week supervised internship, and complete a senior capstone project, among other requirements. Students who have successfully completed the program, in addition to the standardized graduation requirements, will receive a specialized diploma at graduation.