Prospective Families

We're here to help you with this important decision.

Choosing an independent school is one of the most important and life-changing decisions for a student. We also know that for some families it can be a challenging decision. Marshall School's Admissions Department is here to walk you through each step in the process.

Applying to Marshall School involves a few simple steps. From your first phone call to your acceptance packet, each part of the process is designed to begin building the relationship between families, students, and our school.

Four Steps to the Admissions Process

Admissions Application

The Marshall School admissions application is easily accessible online. If you would like to use a computer at Marshall to complete the application, please contact us.

Additionally, the student questionnaire portion of the application can be found here.

Click here to apply online

Parent/Guardian Meeting with Director of Enrollment

Parents and guardians know their students best. Visiting with Joe Wicklund, Marshall's Director of Enrollment helps the school get to know your student as quickly and deeply as possible. The meeting also allows parents and guardians to get questions answered about Marshall's academics, extracurriculars, and community.

Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@marshallschool.org or (218) 727-7266 to schedule a visit with Joe.

Student Campus Visit Day & Student Interview

One of the most important and exciting parts of the admissions process is Campus Visit Day. Visiting students spend the entire day with a Marshall student host, attending classes, meeting teachers and other students, and visiting with the Director of Enrollment.

Marshall School hosts a variety of specific Campus Visit Days throughout the school year, but we are flexible enough to make other dates work.

Not only do visiting students experience a day at Marshall School, but they also interview with the Director of Enrollment and, when scheduling allows, our Middle School and/or Upper School Principal. This interview is a great way to get to learn more about the prospective student and for them to ask questions about Marshall School. The student interview and the campus visit day do not need to be on the same day. Many prospective students interview at the same time as their parents as well.

Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@marshallschool.org or (218) 727-7266 to schedule a Campus Visit Day and/or a student interview.

See Marshall's scheduled campus visit days here

Admissions Test

All applicants take a standardized admissions test, which includes three sections: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and reading comprehension. The test takes slightly over two hours to complete. Students with a wide range of scores on the admissions test are accepted to Marshall School.

Marshall School hosts a variety of specific testing dates throughout the year, but we are flexible enough to make other dates work.

Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@marshallschool.org or (218) 727-7266 to schedule a testing session.

See Marshall's scheduled testing days here

contact the admissions office

Joe Wicklund, Director of Enrollment
218.727.7266 x111
joe.wicklund@marshallschool.org

Cara Stromback, Assistant Director of Enrollment
218.727.7266 x110
cara.stromback@marshallschool.org

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

Calendar

News

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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