Former Campus Minister & Marianist Provincial Fr. Marty Solma gifted a statue from Africa during his recent visit

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2017 Highlights

Purcell Marian High School underwent an incredible transformation in 2017 with the appointment of alumnus Andy Farfsing '95 as principal, and some critical changes in leadership, including administration and board members.  Incredibly, in less than just six months, many noteworthy changes were made, which definitely caught the attention of alumni, parents, faculty and students.  Not only did we demonstrate the power of the Cavalier spirit, but we sparked the reinvestment of some pretty notable Cavaliers along the way!  The gallery below not only captures some of the highlights, but also connects you to access to the full library of our recent history at The Castle.  We hope you're inspired to jump on board and be a part of the positive change.  Enjoy!  

Together.  Onward Cavaliers!

#Cavs Reinvest!

Purcell Marian's legacy lies in the investment of its alumni and supporters, who regularly reinvest in the community to ensure its longevity.  With a renewed sense of reinvestment in The Castle, we are proud to feature some of the more active contributors to the growing enthusiasm surrounding Purcell Marian HIgh School!

Andy Farfsing '95

Andy Farfsing '95 returns to The Castle as the school's new Principal & CEO. Having spent his entire education, both as student and educator, in Catholic schools, Andy brings a fresh vision with an eye toward honoring tradition. Stop in and you'll see what we mean!

Bill Goings '75

Bill Goings is a 1975 graduate of Purcell High School, and currently serves as an active member of the school's Board of Trustees.  Bill has been a key contributor to building a long-term vision for Purcell Marian, and played a significant role in pushing for positive change.

Tom Frey '81

Tom Frey is a 1981 graduate of Purcell High School, and serves as the managing member of T. Frey Construction & Service, LLC.  Tom has worked closely with the school on several recent construction projects, and has served as coordinator for school's internal transformation over the summer.

Bob Herring '68

Bob Herring '68 is recently retired from Nativity School, having served as its principal of over 30 years.  He returns to his alma mater to serve on staff as Purcell Marian's new Teacher Coach.

Characteristics of a Marianist Education 

  • Educate about responsibilities to God, family, neighbor and self.

  • Cultivate a willingness to serve others.

  • Bear witness to the Gospel with a personal and committed faith that touches the heart.

  • Promote dialogue between faith and culture that illuminates reality from the perspective of the Gospel.

  • Bear witness with a faithful commitment to the church that makes the Gospel credible today and tomorrow.

  • Make present the example and influence of Mary as the first disciple and as an educator in faith.
  • Create a favorable environment for education.

  • Cultivate interpersonal relationships characterized by openness, respect, integrity, and dialogue.

  • Express authority as a loving and dedicated service.

  • Influence others by exhibiting the Marianist traits of openness, hospitality, graciousness, and faith.

  • Provide a coherent curriculum, professional personnel, and adequate facilities and finances.

  • Develop respect for the dignity of the person as a son or daughter of God, unique and individual.

  • Develop an interior spirit and self-knowledge.

  • Develop a concern for global and local issues of culture, ecology, and the use of technology.

  • Foster diversity among faculty and staff as well as student body.

  • Offer Mary as a model of integrity in relation to the realities of the world.
  • Promote a missionary spirit for the reign of God.

  • Educate for solidarity, justice, and peace.

  • Attend to the poor and marginalized.

  • Promote the dignity and rights of women.

  • Promote programs of service, encouraging the formation of Christian service groups.

  • Announce the goodness and justice of God, and denounce oppression under the prophetic influence of Mary.
  • Educate to shape the future.

  • Develop critical thinking skills in the search for truths.

  • Be open and adapt to global and local context through enculturation and interdisciplinary education.

  • Be available and respond to the signs of the times in faith.

  • Educate persons to accept and respect differences in a pluralistic society.