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Marist announces tuition freeze for 2021-22 school year

In a letter to parents on November 11, 2020, Marist High School President Larry Tucker '79 announced that the school will freeze tuition for the 2021-22 school year. 

Below is the letter in its entirety.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

After twenty-three years in a leadership position at Marist High School, I continue to be driven by our founder St. Marcellin Champagnat’s challenge to “read the signs of the times.”

With an on-going pandemic and so many Marist families struggling to get back on their feet, we want to continue our partnership with parents by freezing tuition for the 2021-22 school year. We’ve always responded to our families' needs, and our donors have answered the call with one-time donations to assist families. We also continue to offer our sibling discount, full-payment discount, and annual financial assistance program.

As the pandemic continues, we are still committed to creating great experiences for our students. Embracing our real-world, coed environment, we provide hands-on, collaborative learning in our 30,000-square-foot science wing and astronomy dome.

Statistically, Marist continues to lead the pack with:

  • 21 Advanced Placement (AP) courses and various dual credit courses with colleges
  • An average of 68 Illinois State Scholars over the last ten years
  • Seven perfect 36 scores on the ACT test during the last decade
  • 75% of our talented faculty hold a master's degree or higher
  • 5 National Merit Finalists last year (the top 1% of high school seniors) -- the most of any Catholic high school serving this community

Other interesting experiences we offer…

  • An unmatched Marcellin Program providing a college prep curriculum for students with learning difficulties
  • Our AP Calculus teacher who co-authored the national AP Calculus textbook and leads our decorated math team
  • An entrepreneurship course where students build a business plan around a team-designed product that leads to a pitch night for funding
  • An investment club that invests $25,000 of real money for the school
  • A robust future-ready program that offers internships, job shadowing, and more
  • A renowned marching band that has performed coast-to-coast and is invited to march in Ireland in 2021
  • A continually-evolving premier 55-acre campus that you can check out here

Through this pandemic, we remain open and provide a vibrant experience for our students because of the strength of our dynamic community. Built on the foundation of our Catholic faith and fortified by our family spirit, Marist continues to make Jesus known and loved while preparing young men and women for higher education and life.

Let us continue to be Marist through this challenge with faith and confidence.






Larry Tucker '79




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