Marquette University High School
|Marquette University High School|
|3401 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, (Milwaukee County), 53208-3842
|Motto||Ad majorem Dei gloriam
("For the greater glory of God")
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic, Jesuit|
|Patron saint(s)||The Three Holy Companions (St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Francis Xavier, and Bl. Peter Faber)|
|Oversight||Wisconsin Jesuit Province|
|Hours in school day||8|
|Color(s)||Navy blue and Gold|
|Slogan||"En Todo Amar y Servir"|
|Athletics conference||Greater Metro|
|Rivals||Arrowhead, Wauwatosa East, Menomonee Falls|
|Accreditation(s)||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Athletic director||Bob Herman|
Marquette University High School (or MUHS) is a private, all-male, Jesuit, Roman Catholic school located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED, and is a member of both the National Catholic Educational Association and the Jesuit Secondary Education Association.
Founded as St. Aloysius Academy in 1857, MUHS has borne the name "Marquette" since 1881 and the founding of Marquette College (now Marquette University). The college and academy split in 1907, with the college moving to the present location of Marquette University and the academy eventually moving to its the current location in 1922.
Marquette University High School is located at 3401 W. Wisconsin Avenue in the Merrill Park Neighborhood on Milwaukee's west side. It is a four-story building, built in the early 20th century.
The school is part of the Jesuit network that consists of 59 high schools and 28 colleges and universities in the United States. Theology classes are conducted daily.
The curriculum at Marquette is entirely focused on college prep and has strict credit requirements in all fields of study. The school offers 14 AP courses in social sciences, economics, languages, science, computer science, English, and the fine arts.
MUHS offers Latin, German, and Spanish as foreign languages, and has participated in exchange programs with France, Germany and the Czech Republic. Students also have the opportunity to travel to Ireland, the UK, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, and Canada through various activities such as athletics, service work, and academic activities.
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The Webster Club provides students with an opportunity to compete in Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Forensics, and Public Forum Debate.
MUHS supports a year-round FIRST Robotics team in conjunction with DSHA (Divine Savior Holy Angels), which was started during the 2005-2006 school year. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989 to develop ways to inspire students in engineering and technology fields.
The MUHS math club participates in the WIML (Wisconsin Math League) contests.
The school has a year-round FIRST Robotics program, which was started during the 2005-2006 school year. The FIRST Robotics Competition gives the team six weeks to build a robot for a competition. In addition, the team participates in outreach events, community service, and they even host two FIRST Lego League tournaments. Each year, the team competes in two regular season regionals, the World Championship, and two off-season tournaments. After initial success during their second season, the team did not make it to the world stage until the 2009-2010 school year. That year, they won both the Wisconsin and Midwest Regionals, including going undefeated at the Midwest tournament. The next two years consisted of quality robots, great teamwork, and distinguished looks. Then, in the 2012-2013 school year, the team surged onto the world stage yet again after winning the Wisconsin Regional.
Every year since 1963, the senior class has written and performed "Senior Follies", a satirical musical farce in which the actors portray caricatures of faculty members. The Class of 2012 performed "Ochoquatro", a postmodern story structured similar to the cosmogonic cycle of Joseph Campbell, employing elements of metafiction. The Class of 2013 performed "Back to the Follies", centered around the Dean of Students. The Class of 2014 performed Follies Fatale, based on the school's policy of single-sex education.
The school's theater group, the Prep Players, presents a musical in spring and a stage play in winter every year.
Nicknamed the "Hilltoppers", MUHS teams competed in the now defunct Wisconsin Independent Schools Athletics Association (WISAA) in most sports prior to 1999. Since then, they have competed in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA). The school fields teams in baseball, basketball, cross country running, downhill skiing, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby union, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, ultimate, volleyball, and wrestling.
MUHS teams have won 28 WIAA state titles in soccer, volleyball, tennis, baseball, and football, as well as the lacrosse team's 2010 WLF state championship. In the summers of 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 the Hilltoppers were ranked #1 in the state for overall boys' athletics by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In the program's history, the Hilltoppers have won over 130 State Championships.
The basketball team was 84-29 in five seasons from 1997 to 2002 . The team won the 1999 Greater Metro Conference and WISAA Division I State Boys Basketball Championships, when the Hilltoppers went 21-3 and defeated Dominican High School in the championship game. The basketball team also won Greater Metro conference championships in the 1997-98 and 1999-2000 seasons. In 2010, the Hilltopper basketball team made it to the WIAA Division I state semifinals, before losing to eventual champion Arrowhead.
The MUHS cross country team has won the Greater Metro Conference meet 8 of the last 9 years, and took third at both the 2007 and 2008 WIAA state meets, as well as second in both 2009 and 2010.
Marquette has a football team that dates back to 1907. In that time, the Hilltoppers have won nine state championships, most recently in 2009, when they finished a perfect 14-0 season and finished the season ranked in the top 50 in the U.S.
The MUHS lacrosse team has competed in the state tournament five times since the team's creation in Spring 2003, and won its first state title in 2010, which completed an undefeated season in Wisconsin. The lacrosse team annually competes against other Jesuit schools from around the United States, traveling to Indianapolis every spring where Jesuit teams from across the Midwest compete. In 2013, the MUHS lacrosse team won its second state title, as well as another undefeated season in Wisconsin.
Since 1973, the soccer program has won 24 state championships and tied a national record of 10 straight state championships from 1994 to 2003. The Hilltoppers were ranked #1 in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 1999 and in 2003. The 2011 soccer team finished the season with an undefeated record of 24-0-1 and were ranked 4th in the USA by the NSCAA and 3rd by ESPN. In 1996 and 2011 the soccer coach, Bob Spielmann and Steve Lawrence, respectively, were selected as National High School Coach of the Year.
The Hilltoppers home field, Quad/Park, was donated by former MUHS graduate, Harry Quadracci ('54), in 1998. The facility is dedicated solely to soccer and track and field events.
The MUHS tennis program has 26 team state titles to its credit. Before moving to the WIAA in 2001, MUHS had won 19 of the previous 20 WISAA state titles. Since the merger, Marquette has won nine WIAA team state titles (in 2002, 2003, 2007,2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013), six WIAA state singles titles, and two WIAA state doubles titles.
Volleyball began at MUHS in 1996, and the team's first state championship was in 1998. This team was undefeated in 98 matches, losing only 2 matches over a 3-year span. The team has won eight state championships, most recently the 2013 W.I.A.A. tournament when they defeated Germantown, 3-2.
- Tom Barrett, mayor of Milwaukee
- Robert J. Beck, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
- Dick Bilda, former Green Bay Packer
- Peter Bock, former Wisconsin State Assembly
- Peter Bonerz, actor, director; The Bob Newhart Show (1972 - '76) and others
- James B. Brennan, Wisconsin State Senator
- Terry Brennan, Notre Dame running back (1946–1949) and coach (1954–1958)
- John C. Brophy, a former member of the House of Representatives
- Thomas J. Duffey, former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Joseph "Red" Dunn, former member of the Green Bay Packers and inductee in the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
- Bob Gansler, U.S. National Team men's soccer coach in 1990 World Cup
- Gary George, former member of the Wisconsin State Senate
- Scott L. Klug, former U.S. Representative
- Rick Majerus, former head men's basketball coach at Saint Louis University
- Thomas W. Meaux, former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- John L. Merkt, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Albert Gregory Meyer, Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago (1958–1965)
- Pat O'Brien, actor 
- Edward J. O'Donnell, S.J., President of Marquette University (1948–1962)
- John G. Schmitz, former member of the House of Representatives
- Dan Schutte, Catholic composer and author. Here I am, Lord, City of God, Sing a New Song
- Fred R. Sloan, U.S. Air National Guard Major General
- Tom Snyder, radio and television personality
- Spencer Tracy, Academy Award-winning actor
- Clement J. Zablocki, former member of the House of Representatives
- John T. Chisholm, District Attorney of Milwaukee County, WI
- E. Michael McCann, former District Attorney of Milwaukee County, WI
- John Gurda, American writer and historian
- John E. Naus, dean of students and associate professor at Marquette University
- Institution Summary, AdvancED, Retrieved 2012-07-08
- About MUHS - School History
- W.I.A.A. 2012 State Results, Championship Game, Saturday, October 27 http://www.wiaawi.org/Sports/BoysSoccer/StateResultsArchive.aspx, 2012 State Results, Championship Game, Saturday, October 27. Missing or empty
- Gesu's Hollywood Star Gesu Parish, retrieved August 9, 2006. (PDF)