Since Marian Middle School opened our doors to 14 girls in 2000, the school has shepherded 214 young women through middle school. Ninety six percent of alumnae have graduated from high school and 82% have enrolled in post-secondary programs at two- and four-year institutions of higher education. Moreover, Marian Middle School has watched 15 alumnae graduate from college and begin their careers. Plus, we have given over $1.4 million in scholarship money to our graduates over the past 10 years!
Mary Elizabeth Grimes, president, received the Incarnate Word Leadership Award in 2016 for her exemplary leadership and for mentoring young women.
Marian Middle School received the St. Peter Claver Award for Service and Justice in 2016 for our commitment to our mission.
GreatNonprofits named Marian Middle School a Top-Rated Nonprofit in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Over the past six years, five of Marian Middle School’s teachers have received Incarnate Word “Caring Hands” awards. (Sister Sarah Heger, 2016, 2014; Blair Hopkins, 2016; Sara Mashburn, 2015; Maggie Klonsky, 2013; Stephanie Airaghi, 2011)
Marian Middle School’s current principal, Sarah Heger, CSJ, was honored as a Peabody Leader in Education while she was serving as both vice principal and fifth grade teacher during the 2014–2015 school year.
In 2013, former math/STEM teacher and current volunteer Heather Olson received The Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.
Schools that Can named Marian Middle School a “School that Can” in 2013 for building a positive, mission-driven culture and for having strong, collaborative leaders at the helm.
In 2013, Maggie Klonsky, former language arts teacher and current volunteer, was honored as a Peabody Leader in Education.
Marian Middle School was honored as a Missouri School of Character in 2013 for offering “a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops their character, and helps them to succeed.”
Former principal and current volunteer Christy Leming Toben was named the Peabody Logos Leader in Education in 2012.
Marian Middle School was presented with the Mayor’s Spirit of St. Louis Award in 2011.
America’s Promise Alliance and State Farm named Marian Middle School a “Promise Place” in 2011 for providing young people with caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, an effective education, and opportunities to help others.
In 2011, FOCUS St. Louis recognized Marian Middle School with the “What’s Right with the Region!” award for “creating quality educational opportunities.”