I recommend that you do NOT send your Child to this school!
The principal and administrative staff of Marian do not carry out "its mission of fostering the growth and development of each individual in an environment of respect and accountability" as quoted on its own website.
The principal and administrative staff of Marian desperately need to create a school climate where hateful acts are not tolerated by it's own students and provide a safe learning environment that is conducive for learning.
This can only occur WHEN the principal and administrative staff of Marian stop fostering social injustice by continuously turning their heads away from the deplorable activities and behavior demonstrated by many of its own students and holding the offenders accountable.
Only then the principal and administrative staff of Marian will be able to affectively addresses both the physical security and safety issues along with the psychological safety of each and every student.
Sincerely, very concerned Registered Nurse
This review is solely based on value. Paying tuition for a school like Marian is better saved for college. Marian is not a highly respected private school. If you want to pay for high school age there are so many better private schools in the area. I just read a study that values private education for younger children has more value. If you can get your young child into a great school at a young age the principals of learning will serve them for the rest of their education. A lot of kids who are athletes choose private schools because they tend to have great athletic programs. Marian is a joke at athletics. It's a lose lose.
Our son has jsut completed his freshman year at Marian and has THRIVED! He has gone from an indifferent student to one who strives for the high honor role, and from a computer addict to an athlete and stage star. We couldn't be more pleased with the education and opportunities he has received.
Both of my children has the best high school experience at Marian High. It was a great decision to send them to Marian High School. It is a small tight school with enormous support and caring. The Principal Sr. Catherine is on the greatest people I have encountered during all of my children's school years. They were very lucky to know her.
Marian is a great small private Catholic High school. I am doing very well in my academics this year because the teachers are there to help and guide you. Also everyone knows your name and what sports/extracurriculars you are involved in. Most of the kids are friendly, but it is still a typical high school in Framingham so there of course are kids you do not want to get involved with like every other high school. I feel challenegd academically here and I have found great friends. I think Sister Kathy is doing a great job in running the school because she is very organized and caring. In conclusion, if you are looking for a small Catholic-centered school that offers challenging academics, a great drama program, and competive sports then Marian is the place for you!
Marian High was the best thing that could have happened to my oldest child. He was lost in the larger public school setting both academically and socially. He was welcomed into Marian buy students and facility alike and really found a home. The academics here are what you make of them like any school. Challenging enough for those willing to be challenged. Extracurricular activities are excellent with a place for just about everyone to find a home. Leadership at the school has stabilized. I now have a second and third child at the school and they are doing well. I highly recommend it to everyone who asks.
Our oldest child graduated recently from Marian and we have another attending the school with our last child soon to enter the school in the fall of 2007. Sister Cathy Clifford and the Board of trustees have turned this school around for the better. If you want individual attention where the faculty and administrators care about the well-being of your child then this is the school to send your child to. We are extremely pleased with the educational and other opportunities our children have received at the school. The school just celebrated it's 50th anniversary this past November. The last year and half the trustees, parents and alum have donated new lockers, renovated the library and gym as well as new computer equipment. It is a great place for your child to learn in a safe environment.
It is nice in the sense that it has a strong community but your child will not learn anything. All Marian cares about is appearances! It also changes leadership every few years. I would NOT recommend this school to anybody!