College Counseling

Marshall’s college counseling program is designed to provide students and their families with a comprehensive process for exploring post-secondary options. The process is highly personalized because the goal of our college guidance process is to assist students in finding colleges that best fit their needs and interests. Marshall’s director of college counseling meets individually with students to identify personal, academic, and co-curricular strengths and interests. The director also reviews student achievements and long-term goals for college and beyond when crafting each students college search process. Active advising by the director encompasses understanding selectivity of colleges, researching colleges, guiding standardized testing, helping plan visits to college campuses, completing college applications, crafting and revising college and scholarship essays, coordinating letters of recommendation, writing a personal recommendation for each student, guiding the process for applying for need-based and merit aid, which all leads to students choosing the campus that best fits them.

Marshall has a strong reputation among colleges and universities throughout the United States. Representatives from numerous colleges and universities personally visit with our students annually to provide information about their respective schools. The majority of graduates attend their first- or second-choice college. Recent graduating classes have averaged earning over $6 million dollars in scholarships to help pay for their college educations.

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Are you a college representative?

We thank you for your interest in Marshall School. As an independent, college-preparatory day school for all genders, Marshall is committed to helping students find the right match for post-secondary education. The College Counseling Office welcomes over 100 college representatives to campus each fall, and we hope you will consider visiting as well.

Visit Guidelines
  • Marshall School operates on a semi-block scheduling system, with slight variations throughout the year. College representatives are welcomed to campus in the fall and spring, Monday through Friday, between 8:00am and 3:05 pm. As schedule variations do occur, please contact us no earlier than September 1 to schedule a visit for the fall. Seniors are allowed to miss class for college presentations, while juniors are encouraged to attend presentations during their free periods.
  • To schedule a visit, please phone (218) 727-7266 x131, or email the College Counseling Office at
Directions to Marshall School
  • To reach Marshall School from Interstate 35: Exit at Mesaba Avenue (256A). Take Mesaba Avenue straight through the Central Entrance intersection. Mesaba Avenue becomes Rice Lake Road immediately after this intersection. The entrance to Marshall School is about 1/2 mile from the Central Entrance intersection. Turn left into Marshall School parking lot and park in visitor parking.
  • Enter the building on the left side (when facing the building) where the signs direct you to the Main Entrance. Use the Security System to gain entrance to the building. Please follow the internal signs to the Main Office where we will meet you and direct you to the appropriate visit room.

Topper Tunnels

One of our traditions is to send state bound students off to their competition with a "topper tunnel." where all students line the front hallway and cheer for their classmates. Some of the teams and activities honored recently include:

  • Math League
  • Dance
  • Robotics
  • All State Music
  • Tennis
  • CyberPatriots



If you had the opportunity to raise your level of confidence, would you take it?

Marshall students Phoenix Braxton-Brown and Sahen Rai leaped at this opportunity when they discovered the many wonders of Marshall's speech team. Students benefit from a litany of skills they gain while on the team: critical thinking, time management, speaking with purpose and structure, thinking before talking, organization, an understanding of human psychology, and more, but they agree that confidence far exceeds everything else.

"Before this year, whenever I went up to speak, I was always shy and spoke as quietly as possible and with as few words as possible," Braxton-Brown said. "But once you get to that level, that's one of the things that you have to have—you have to have a lot of confidence in order to actually speak and be successful."

And be successful, they have. Marshall tied for second as a team at sectionals, and five individuals are now moving on to compete at the MSHSL State Tournament this Saturday, April 22 in Apple Valley. Joining Braxton-Brown and Rai at state is Jack Schenk, Kellyn McKee, and Zachary Kaplan.

Monday, March 13, our community unites to demonstrate this excellence via the Marshall Fine Arts Showcase. This annual show has been a tradition for many years, and students beautifully reveal the heart of Marshall through their pieces. Done in partnership with Zeitgeist Arts, the event is a celebration of Youth Art Month. "We try to pick work that really showcases what we've been learning," Burns said, "or maybe a student really pushed their own boundaries and we're really proud of them."

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