Our School

Greetings from the Head of School

To visit Marshall is to understand what schools should be about. We respect tradition, we believe in challenge, we meet the needs of our students, and we guide them on their journeys towards becoming their best selves. Inside each classroom, students drive the learning process: they plug in, they weigh in, and they own their experience. Our teachers fully commit to a career on the Hilltop; many have served the schools for decades and others join us specifically to work on our exceptionally collegial team.

Marshall has been recognized as a model school by the National Association of Independent Schools for our work to measure and increase student engagement. Teachers have led the charge to create a dynamic 21st century curriculum. The result is evident in classrooms, and in our engagement scores which keep pace with the finest schools in the country. Engagement is also evident in the hallways and on teams - our students are doers, and our participation rates--in music, in clubs, and in athletics--are truly exceptional.

Marshall also believes in learning for a purpose. We are a 21st century global school grounded in Midwest sensibility. Our founders vowed to train “wholly educated students” by “emphatically teaching honesty, integrity, discipline and leadership.” Those values are present in our mission today as we strive to develop ethical leaders for our ever-changing and global world.

Welcome to Marshall!

Kevin Breen
Head of School

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


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With a big section 7A championship tilt on tap today for Marshall's boys soccer team, let's check in with a Hilltopper grad having soccer success at the college level. Megan Coughlan, Class of 2015, has led the Vassar Brewers to second place in the Liberty League so far. The junior, who was named to the 2016 Liberty League All-Academic team is a Biology major on the Pre-Med track. Coughlan and the Brewers are set for an October 20th home contest against William Smith College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Click below to learn more about this talented Topper turned Brewer!

Jeremy Stephan, a 2015 graduate of Marshall, dreamed of playing college football. Through dedication and hard-work throughout his high school days, he realized his dream; as he plays football at Macalester College, located in St. Paul, MN. Jeremy is currently in his junior year pursuing a chemistry degree, with future plans to attend medical school to become a surgeon. Below is a Q&A with Jeremy on his experience as a college student-athlete and some advice for our current Hilltoppers.

The day of the interview, Jeremy rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown in a 56-21 win against Beloit College.

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