Marian High School (Mishawaka, Indiana)

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Marian High School
Mishawaka Marian High School Photo.jpg
1311 South Logan Street
Mishawaka, Indiana, St. Joseph County 46544
United States
Coordinates 41°38′59″N 86°11′51″W / 41.64972°N 86.19750°W / 41.64972; -86.19750Coordinates: 41°38′59″N 86°11′51″W / 41.64972°N 86.19750°W / 41.64972; -86.19750
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Learn. Serve. Lead.
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) Our Lady of Lourdes
Established 1964
Founder Austin Peyla
Oversight Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
CEEB code 152343
Principal Mark Kirzeder
Chaplain Chris Lapp
Grades 912
Enrollment 705 (2013-2014)
Average class size 22 Students
Campus size 72 acres (29 ha)
Campus type Suburban
Athletics conference Northern Indiana Conference
Nickname Knights
Rival St. Joseph High School
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Newspaper The Lance
Yearbook Madrigal
Tuition $7,044

Marian High School (also known as 'Mishawaka Marian) is a Roman Catholic secondary school in Mishawaka, Indiana in the United States, operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Marian was a top 50 school in 2005 noted on the Catholic High School Honor Roll. Marian High School holds a First Class commission from the Indiana State Department of Education and has been accredited by the North Central Association since 1996. Marian received a letter grade of "A" for the 2013-2014 school year from the state. This is the third year that Marian has received this award[2][3]


Marian High School was founded in 1964 by the Sisters of St. Francis. It was a coed school with separation of classes by gender (later changed).[when?]


AP and ACP Classes[edit]

Marian offers 18 AP (Advanced Placement) courses which are eligible for college credit. AP courses offered for the 2014-2015 school year include: AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP World History, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, AP Micro Economics, AP Latin, AP Psychology, AP Calculus-AB, AP Calculus-BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Physics-C Mechanics, AP Physics-C Electricity and Magnetism, and AP Studio Art-2D. In addition, Marian offers ACP(Advanced College Project) classes through IUSB and non-AP dual credit courses through Ivy Tech Community College. These include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, U.S. History, Cadet Teaching, English, and Calculus.[4]


Marian is part of the Northern Indiana Conference. Their teams are named the Knights and the school colors are royal blue and silver. The following sports are offered at Marian:[5]

  • Baseball (boys)
  • Basketball (boys & girls)
  • Cross country (boys & girls)
  • Football (boys)
    • State champion - 1973, 1975, 1976[6]
  • Golf (boys & girls)
    • Boys state champion - 2001[6]
  • Soccer (boys & girls)
    • Girls state champion - 2012[6]
    • Boys state champion - 2015, 2016[6]
  • Softball (girls)
  • Tennis (boys & girls)
  • Track (boys & girls)
  • Volleyball (girls)
    • State champion - 1973[6]
  • Wrestling (boys)

Extracurricular activities[edit]


Marian's band includes both pep and concert band, which compete annually in the ISSMA competitions. The band performs during athletic events, as well as holding both a Christmas and Spring concert annually. As of April 2015, the school does not have a marching band.

Mock Trial[edit]

Marian has participated in Indiana High School Mock Trial Association since the 1994 school year. The first year of the program, a Marian team won the state championship.[7]


Marian offers over 30 clubs and allows students to create new clubs. The current list includes ACTS (A Chance To Serve), Regina Caeli, Right to Life, Ambassadors/Student Leadership, Art Club, Bowling League, Drama, Latin, French, German, Spanish, Intramurals, Young Vincentians, Liturgical Choir, Mock Trial, National Honors Society, Newspaper (The Lance), Pep, Quiz Bowl, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Science Club, Science Olympiad, Ski Club, Speech and Debate, Student Council, Yearbook, Creative Writing, Dance, Diversity Coalition, Environmental Club, Film, Mole (Science), Photography, Jr. ROTC, Robotics, Tech Club, and an Ultimate Frisbee Club.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ "The Marian Difference" (PDF). Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "DOE Snapshot". Dept. of Education. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Marian High School Curriculum Handbook" (PDF). Marian High School Curriculum Handbook. Marian High School. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "IHSAA 2014-2015 School directory" (pdf). IHSAA. p. 85. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "IHSAA State Championships by School". IHSAA. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "1994 Indiana High School Mock Trial State Championship Awards" (PDF). Indiana Bar Foundation. 
  8. ^ "IMDB Bio - Kyle Bornheimer". Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Coaching Record - Bob Otolski". Retrieved March 31, 2016. 

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