Award Year: 2020

Marian High School

7400 Military Avenue
Omaha, NE, 68134-3398

(402) 571-2618

Mrs. Susie Sullivan, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Omaha

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The mission of Marian High School is to commit all of its resources to the college preparatory education of young women, teaching them to be leaders and lifelong learners in a society where their talents and faith will give hope to the world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 80%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 5%
Marian recently dedicated a new plaza and academic center.

Marian recently dedicated a new plaza and academic center.

Marian High School combines a 21st-century approach to education and the Catholic faith tradition of the Servants of Mary to encourage young women to become confident, independent, thinking leaders inspired by faith. Students prepare themselves for college at a campus focused on student success with a dedicated academic center, fine arts center, labs, and classrooms under the instruction of an academically innovative faculty.

Traditions like all-school Masses, class retreats, Surprise Day, and Field Day foster a tightly-knit community and teach students skills they'll use beyond the classroom: spirituality, collaboration, and perseverance. Marian has been dedicated to providing these opportunities to young women for 65 years. Since 1955, the student body has been growing in diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, religious background, and financial background. Today's students remain committed to the school's original mission: to be a safe, welcoming, compassionate place of learning where all young women can excel and share their gifts.

Marian hopes to set an example for other high schools by elevating the ever-changing needs of its students above all else and making real, actionable changes to accommodate these needs. Marian seeks to combine its time-honored traditions and legacy of educational excellence to provide a welcoming, inclusive, and spirited community among all students, staff, and faculty.