Mission and History

Mission and History

Our Mission

Marian is a Catholic, college preparatory, co-educational secondary school. The Marian community welcomes students from diverse backgrounds and is committed to fostering the growth and development of each individual in an environment of respect and accountability.


A History of Marian

Marian High School was officially opened by Rev. Richard Cardinal Cushing, the Ordinary of the Boston Archdiocese, in 1956. Under the leadership of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Marian grew in number and reputation, educating many who are now proudly part of our more than 6,000 alums. Former students have moved on to assume roles as astronaut, business manager, educator, physician, pro athlete, TV producer, etc. Over the years, many dedicated men and women have assumed the educational leadership of the school, ably supported by dedicated faculty and staff. In 2004, through a change in governance within the Archdiocese of Boston, Marian High School became its own entity, Marian High School, Inc.


Philosophy of Education

Marian is committed to:

  • Deepen the faith life of the Marian community, developing awareness of God’s love and promoting Gospel values in our daily lives
  • Provide a strong academic program which recognizes differences while motivating and challenging students to succeed
  • Help students gain a knowledge and awareness of the social teachings of the Church and provide them with opportunities for service and leadership
  • Enable students to think critically, develop an intellectual curiosity and hold learning in high esteem
  • Develop a strong sense of community which encourages communication, values diversity and where all are welcomed
  • Assist students in recognizing and advancing their potential through a variety of learning opportunities and activities
  • Create and promote a positive environment in which the individual is respected, held accountable and encouraged to be compassionate
  • Expand the students’ ability to make decisions and accept responsibility for those decisions