Fast Facts

The mission of Marshall School is to educate students to become global citizens who demonstrate strong academic habits, respect, compassion, integrity, self-discipline, and intellectual curiosity.

Founded in 1904 as Duluth Cathedral High School, Marshall has been a unique alternative to the Twin Ports public school options for more than a century.

  • Academic Information
    • Student:Faculty ratio of 11:1
    • Average class size: 18
    • Accreditation through Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS)
    • Membership in the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
    • Students have taken 23 different types of AP tests; more than 75% of students earn a score of 3 or higher
  • Student body
    • Total students: 449
    • Upper School (9-12): 272
    • Middle School (4-8): 177
    • Students come from 35 different schools, 3 different states, and 7 different countries
    • 20% self-identified students of color and underrepresented populations
    • 16% from families with an income of $75,000 or less
    • 8% from families with an income of $50,000 or less
  • Financial Aid and Tuition
    • Grades 7-12: $17,600
    • Grades 4-6: $16,100
    • Percent of families receiving financial aid: 45-50%
    • Financial aid budget: $1.85 million
  • Post-high school data
    • 98% attend four-year college or university
    • 2% attend two-year college
    • Recent graduating classes have been offered an average of $5 million in scholarships

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



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."

Imagine how muddled you would feel if you stumbled onto a stage, were mistaken as an understudy, and forced to perform a play in which you knew none of the lines. This 'play-ception ' is the premise of Marshall's One Act play of 2017—The Actor's Nightmare. Written by Christopher Durang, this fun, entertaining comedy will keep you interested as you witness the struggles of the main character, George, as he is thrust into several plays he knows nothing about and begins to even doubt his own identity as he confuses all the actors around him who don't understand why he doesn't know any of his lines.

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