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Marian Central Catholic High School

Marian Central Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Woodstock, Illinois, United States. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockford.

Marian Central Catholic High School
Marian crest.png
1001 McHenry Avenue
Woodstock, Illinois
United States
Coordinates 42°19′33″N 88°25′54″W / 42.32583°N 88.43167°W / 42.32583; -88.43167Coordinates: 42°19′33″N 88°25′54″W / 42.32583°N 88.43167°W / 42.32583; -88.43167
Type Private, Coeducational, Diocesan
Motto Via Veritatis
(The Way of Truth)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1959
Superintendent Steve Baldwin
Principal Debra Novy
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 734 (2009-2010)
Student to teacher ratio 14.2:1
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Columbia Blue, White, Red               
Athletics conference East Suburban Catholic Conference
Nickname Hurricanes
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Publication The Muse (literary magazine)
Newspaper The Crown
Yearbook The Memoriam

According to the School's mission statement, "Marian shares with parents and the parishes of the McHenry Deanery in the teaching mission of the Church, and preparing students for a life of intellectual pursuit." The school's curriculum provides students with a college preparatory education "infused with Catholic Christian values, designed to promote religious, spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development." Marian was one of only five Catholic high schools in Illinois among the top 50 in 2005.[citation needed]



Marian is a Rockford Diocesan Central Catholic High School is an educational institution with its own Articles of Civil Incorporation in the State of Illinois and is under the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Bishop of the Diocese of Rockford. In the United States, there are three forms of governance for Catholic High Schools: private, parochial, and diocesan. Private schools typically are schools operated by religious orders of priests, brothers, or sisters. Parochial schools normally are operated by a single parish or two or three parishes. Diocesan schools are operated by a diocese and are directly under the authority of the Bishop of the Diocese. Marian Central is a cooperative venture of all seventeen Roman Catholic parishes in McHenry County. It is financially supported by the participating parishes.


Marian has won the following state team championships: girls volleyball (2015 Class 3A State Champions), girls cross country (1998 Class A State Champions), and football in the 1980s when the team won 4 State Championships.


  • Fall: Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer
  • Winter: Basketball, Wrestling
  • Spring: Baseball, Tennis, Track & Field, Lacrosse, Bass Fishing


  • Fall: Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Dance Team, Cheerleading
  • Winter: Basketball, Dance Team, Cheerleading
  • Spring: Soccer, Softball, Track & Field

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 

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