Core Values

Mission Statement

 

Marian High School is a Catholic, college preparatory school for young women founded by the Servants of Mary and dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God. Marian teaches the beliefs of the Roman Catholic faith in a caring and loving community atmosphere. The mission of Marian High School is to commit all its resources to the college preparatory education of young women, teaching them to be leaders and lifelong learners in a society where their talents and faith will give hope to the world.

Marian High School is committed to teaching our six Core Values inspired by the Servants of Mary, our sponsoring order. These Core Values are reflected in the halls, the classroom, during competition—athletic, artistic, and academic—and at home.

Marian Identity

 
MarianIdentity

 

 
Our namesake “Marian” means to be like Mary, the mother of God. By saying “yes” to God’s plan for her, Mary brought Jesus to the world. As modern Christians, we too are called to bring Jesus to the world. This is achieved through a deliberate process of formation in which a Marian graduate will:
            •   Demonstrate compassion and concern for others
            •   Continue to grow in spirituality
            •   Develop a sense of empowerment that allows her to advocate for self and others
            •   Utilize her talents in service to others
            •   Foster a welcoming spirit and engage in community

Compassion

 
Compassion

 

 
Inspired by the mission of the Servants of Mary, Marian students are encouraged to bring God’s compassionate presence to their communities. A Marian graduate will:
            •   Develop an awareness and respect for differences
            •   Demonstrate empathy, concern and support in relationship to others
            •   Learn to identify and act on injustice
 
 
 
 

Spirituality

 
Spirituality

 

 
Spirituality is a way of living which reflects awareness of God’s presence and plan for us. Young women are invited to participate in God’s plan for them by: studying their faith in theology following the curriculum of the Archdiocese of Omaha, celebrating their faith in liturgy and daily prayer, strengthening their faith through retreats, and witnessing their faith through service. With a strong faith formation, a Marian graduate will:
            •   Understand her dignity as a child of God
            •   Learn to see God in all things
            •   Develop a personal prayer life and an awareness of grace
            •   Actively seek opportunities to nurture her faith and beliefs
            •   Understand the history, culture and charism of the Servants of Mary

Empowerment

 
Empowerment

 

 
Marian students are put at the center of all learning, leadership and growth opportunities. In an all-girl environment, Marian students develop the confidence to be who they are without the pressures of appearance or social status. Guided by intellectual curiosity and a sense of justice, a Marian graduate will:
            •   Demonstrate the ability to problem-solve on her own
            •   Develop her voice and advocate for herself and others
            •   Recognize her strengths and abilities and use them for a positive impact
            •   Reflect resiliency in the face of adversity and accept responsibility for her actions
 
 

Service

 
Service

 

 
Service puts faith and spirituality in action. At Marian, students identify, reflect and act upon the injustices in our world. Through their service work, students enhance their leadership skills and discover the impact they have on their community. A Marian graduate will:
            •   Develop an understanding that faith is linked to service and justice, in accordance with Catholic Social Teaching
            •   Utilize her gifts and talents for the betterment of others
            •   Demonstrate a commitment to service that is rooted in gratitude
 
 
 

Community

 
Community

 

 
Throughout their four years at Marian, students build community as they learn together, pray together, stand together, and support each other in and out of the classroom. This shared experience builds a camaraderie that produces school spirit, mutual respect and lifelong friendships. A Marian graduate will:
            •   Understand and value her role in community and work collaboratively with others
            •   Welcome and include all
            •   Foster a welcoming and positive spirit
            •   Recognize her lifelong connection to the Marian community