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: 432
    • Upper School (9-12): 283
    • Middle School (4-8): 149
    • Students come from 35 different schools, 3 different states, and 7 different countries
    • 22% 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: $18,450
    • Grades 4-6: $16,900
    • Percent of families receiving financial aid: 45-50%
    • Financial aid budget: $2 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


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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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