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Welcome to Marshall School, home to the Hilltoppers and a secret gem of the North. Recently arriving in Duluth to serve as the Head of School I want to give you insight into this amazing community of learners.  I was having a conversation with a colleague about what are the key attributes of a successful student.  Those intangible qualities that make or break a person’s success in life. Can a school foster those values?

We began talking about the concept of hope. When a student is future oriented, ideas of possibilities flourish, and achieving goals brings a sense of purpose to one’s journey.  Despite the last two years of the Pandemic, Marshall has maintained the spirit of discovery for their students.  As a community we have adapted and made it our primary goal to have students in class. As a result, parents can rely on us to provide the very best education for their children. 

Caring and compassionate teachers guide students in the present, preparing them for a future of success.  Marshall offers families and students an opportunity to become part of a small learning community, where individual student voices are heard.  A community built on core values of strong academic habits, respect, compassion, integrity, self-discipline, and intellectual curiosity. Values that transcend a student’s time at Marshall, but provide the foundation for life.  Our goal is to help create amazing human beings who will make a difference in the world.

Many great things are happening at Marshall.  Of particular joy, we are excited to launch the Forest School at Marshall in the Fall of 2022, bringing ages 4-4th grade to our school.  This will allow students to have the complete Marshall experience for their entire education. It is my hope that as you start to explore Marshall, you  begin a conversation with us on how we can meet the educational needs of your family. It is our hope that we can turn a child’s dreams into reality.

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 “Hope… which whispered from Pandora’s box after all the other plagues and sorrows had escaped, is the best and last of all things.”

~ Ian Cadwell (The Rule of Four)