Your journey begins when you apply for membership in the Cavalier Scholars Program (CSP). This program, designed for Freshmen and Sophomores, is a rigorous academic program that leads to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program when you are a Junior and Senior. You will be challenged in ways you have not experienced as you:

  • Build a Community of Scholars
  • Go beyond the classroom for experiential learning
  • Advocate for others in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity
  • Make lasting global connections

The IB Diploma Program, recognized worldwide, can be found in over 5000 schools in 157 countries. IB provides students with a rigorous and balanced education that promotes international understanding. The same high standards apply to every IB student. At Purcell Marian, the Characteristics of a Cavalier align with the IB Learner Profile and serve as guideposts throughout your years on Hackberry Street.

The Cavalier Scholars Program is for you if:

  • You have a B average in math and language arts in grade 7 and the first half of grade 8 and/or you have a 9th-grade equivalent score on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills in math and language arts
  • You are curious, like to ask questions, and are willing to do the research to distinguish fact from fiction
  • You are open-minded and ready to take a risk
  • You care about others
  • You are committed to becoming the person God has called you to be

Apply Now

Barret Bell
Director of the International Baccalaureate Program

VIEW PROFILEbbell@purcellmarian.org513.751.1230 ext. 204

Bob Herring
Class of 1968
Director of Cavalier Scholars Program + Global Programs

VIEW PROFILEbherring@purcellmarian.org513.751.1230 ext. 204