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



There might be plenty of paths from Korea to New York City's theater stages, but Paul Yoon may have taken one of the longer routes. The 2016 Marshall graduate started his journey in our Fregeau Auditorium and now finds himself at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Click below to learn more about Paul's journey from the Korea to the Big Apple with a critical layover in the Twin Ports!

Many people feel this is the best time of the year because of all the holidays, celebrations, and cheer as we wrap up another trip around the sun. More than a few others celebrate lists this time of year. Top moments of 2017, top movies of 2017, top sports plays of 2017 ... all those year-end lists give us chances to compare, contrast, debate and delve into a year's worth of memories. We're lucky at Marshall to have Kim Kosmatka as our photographer. She's talented, she's the best at capturing those "Marshall moments," and she knows our school and students so well! We've asked Ms. Kosmatka to put together her 17 best photos from 2017, and we'll be unveiling one per day leading up to 2018. The first photo, along with a bit of insider info from Ms. Kosmatka, will be on our Facebook page December 15. Be sure to head there each day to see this list unfold. And, since it is the giving season, be sure to give our Marshall School page a "like" and a "follow" if you haven't yet. Let's also spread the cheer to those outside of the Marshall community (and, in turn, give Ms. Kosmatka some much-deserved love) by hitting the "share" button on these fantastic photos images for which we are so thankful!