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


all day


Not many trombonists have the opportunity to play in front of 85,000 adoring fans, but several times each fall, Andrew Jarocki and the Notre Dame Marching Band enter a packed stadium to the delight of the home football crowd--and in front of millions on television. Andrew, of course, has one particular advantage; he plays a Fight Song familiar to all of us who attended Cathedral/Marshall.

Click below to read about Andrew, and then tune in to NBC to watch the band when the Fighting Irish take on Navy a week from this Saturday.

The term "gap year" can mean different things to different people. To Garrett Jenkins, Class of 2017, it means a deep dive into a unique healthcare experience from the deck of a ship ... in Africa.

As a part of the Mercy Ships program, Garrett is helping support free healthcare efforts in Africa, while shadowing nurses. The plan is to return to the U.S. and South Dakota State University for their highly-ranked nursing program

Click below to learn more about this big-hearted, big-personality Marshall grad and his big-time gap year.

Powered by Finalsite