Scholars Program

Exceed your Expectations!

Program Mission:
To provide gifted students with an exceptional, individualized program of study in a rigorous academic program that fosters support and enrichment geared toward development of the whole person.

About Purcell Marian High School

We are a Catholic, co-educational high school serving a diverse student body.  Purcell Marian boasts a strong learning community of faith with respect for others, thirst for knowledge and the tools to provide a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning, service and success.

Participants in the Scholars Program will be energized by an accelerated curriculum delivered in a small-class setting by a well-qualified and experienced faculty.  This premium educational experience is delivered in an unique educational, spiritual and social environment that can be found in no other Catholic high school in the City of Cincinnati.

Become Part of an 80-Year Tradition of Excellence

Students following the Scholars Curriculum have been accepted to prestigious colleges and universities:

  •  University of Chicago
  •  Duke  University
  •  Northwestern
  •  Case Western Reserve
  •  Carnegie Melon  
  •  Air Force Academy
  •  Purdue University
  •  New York University

What Makes Purcell Marian Scholars Outstanding Among All

Students must score in the top 15% on the Placement Test and exemplify excellence in academics, service and leadership.

Strong Record of Achievement

Sstatistics are compiled from graduates that followed the Scholars Curriculum over the past 5 years:

  •  99% attended a 4-year college
  •  100% received college credit while a student at Purcell Marian High School
  •  96% received a score of 3 or higher in College Board Advanced Placement testing