Marian High School (Michigan)

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Marian High School
Address
7225 Lahser Road
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301
United States
Coordinates42°32′4″N 83°15′46″W / 42.53444°N 83.26278°W / 42.53444; -83.26278Coordinates: 42°32′4″N 83°15′46″W / 42.53444°N 83.26278°W / 42.53444; -83.26278
Information
TypePrivate, All-Girls
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1959
Head of schoolLenore M. Pochelski
Teaching staff34.1 (on a FTE basis)
Grades912
Enrollment504 (2016-17)
Student to teacher ratio14.5
Color(s)Blue and gold         
Athletics conferenceCatholic High School League
NicknameMustangs
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools
NewspaperMarian Times
YearbookThe Marian Way
AffiliationSisters,Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe, MI
Website
[1][2]

Marian High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school for girls in Bloomfield Township, Michigan in Metro Detroit.[3] Marian High School is located next to Brother Rice High School, an all-male Catholic high school in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit.

History[edit]

Marian High School, founded in 1959, is sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

In 2014, a lesbian science teacher was fired allegedly for becoming pregnant using in vitro fertilization, which is not supported by the Roman Catholic Church. Students and alumnae organized protests near the Marian campus and wrote petitions online, but were not successful in gaining her reinstatement.[4][5][6]

Academics[edit]

Accredited by the North Central Association,[2] the academic program provides college preparatory classes, 19 honors classes, and 16 Advanced Placement courses.

Demographics[edit]

The demographic breakdown of the 493 girls enrolled in 2013-14 was:[1]

  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.2%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 1.4%
  • Black - 5.7%
  • Hispanic - 1.4%
  • White - 89.1%
  • Multiracial - 2.2%

Athletics[edit]

The interscholastic athletic teams, known as the Mustangs, participate in the Catholic High School League. Blue and gold are the school's colors. The following MHSAA sanctioned sports are offered:[7]

  • Basketball
    • State champions - 1988, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2014, 2015[8]
  • Bowling
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
    • State champions - 2010, 2011, 2014[9]
  • Soccer
    • State champions - 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2017[10]
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
    • State champions - 2007, 2008, 2014[11]
  • Tennis
    • State champions - 2010, 2013, 2015[12]
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
    • State champions - 2009, 2010[13]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search for Private Schools - School Detail for Marian High School". ed.gov. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "AdvancED - Institution Summary". advanc-ed.org. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Bloomfield Township Street Map." (Archive) Bloomfield Township, Oakland County. Retrieved on July 30, 2013.
  4. ^ Allen, Robert; Stafford, Katrease (September 3, 2014). "Gay teacher at Marian High School says pregnancy got her fired". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  5. ^ Semeraz, Megan (September 25, 2014). "Nuns to reconsider policies, procedures following firing of gay Marian High School teacher Barb Webb". Oakland Press. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  6. ^ Sullivan, Gail (September 8, 2014). "Gay teacher says Catholic school fired her for getting pregnant". Washington Post. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
  7. ^ "MHSAA > Schools". mhsaa.com. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "Yearly Champions - Girls Basketball - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  9. ^ "Yearly Champions - Girls Skiing - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "Yearly Champions - Girls Soccer - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "Team Champions - Girls Swimming & Diving - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  12. ^ "Team Champions - Girls Tennis - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  13. ^ "Yearly Champions - Girls Volleyball - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved June 2, 2016.

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