Important Dates

Be sure to mark your calendar for the following:

8th-Grade Mini Surprise Night

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019

All eighth-grade girls: Join us for our special version of a sneak-peek at Marian’s beloved Surprise Day! The evening will include face painting, manicures, games, crafts, dancing, inflatables, a surprise day t-shirt and more!

Click here to register.

Seventh & Eighth Grade Information Nights

Public School Information Night – Register here
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
7 – 8 p.m.
Haddix Academic Center

Catholic School Information Night – Register here
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
7 – 8 p.m.
Haddix Academic Center

All seventh and eighth-grade girls and their parents are invited to learn more about Marian during an informal and fun meeting with President Mary Higgins and Principal Susie Sullivan. Current Marian students will also share highlights of their Marian experiences.

Contact Director of Admissions Molly Adams Woodman ’97 at 402.571.2618, ext. 1161 or with any questions.

Open House

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019.

Open House is a great opportunity for fifth through eighth-grade girls and their families to experience the Marian spirit. Current Marian students will be available to give each family a customized tour, which includes:

  • Receiving information about tuition assistance and scholarships
  • Visiting with department chairs
  • Seeing classrooms or areas of the school that are of specific interest to the student
  • Visiting with Marian’s Athletic Director
  • Visiting with Marian’s Academic Director

Please contact Director of Admissions Molly Adams Woodman ’97 with any questions at 402.571.2618 ext. 1161 or

Eighth Grade Placement Exam

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020
8 a.m. – Noon
$12 test fee

The exam is for eighth-grade girls only. Sixth and seventh-grade girls are encouraged to attend the Achievement Exam and Creative Workshops on Saturday, Jan. 25.

In the event of bad weather, the makeup date for the exam will be the following Saturday, Jan. 18.

Eighth graders should arrive no later than 7:45 a.m., with two #2 pencils and NO calculators. Please use the Performing Arts Center entrance on the north side of the building. Pizza and pop will be served after the exam is completed. Parents may pick up their daughters at noon.

Stay tuned for a registration link. 

Practice Exam & Creative Workshops

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
8 a.m. – Noon

For girls enrolled in sixth and seventh grade.

The Achievement Exam is not an admissions exam, but rather a helpful way for you, your parents and Marian to measure your educational achievement level. Exam results are mailed within four to six weeks after the exam.

Following the exam, students will enjoy one of the many fun activities featured in our Creative Sampler Workshops. The workshops give girls the opportunity to explore several programs at Marian. The following workshops will be offered: art, chemistry, physics, speech and acting, journalism, world languages and instrumental music. Girls are able to participate in one workshop.

Please contact Director of Admissions Molly Adams Woodman ’97 at or 402.571.2618 ext. 1161 with any questions or for more information.

Stay tuned for a registration link.


Pre-Registration Meeting for Incoming Freshmen and Parents
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
7 p.m.
Mary Joy and Tal Anderson Performing Arts Center

This important meeting for incoming freshmen and parents will give an overview of Marian’s curriculum and offer guidance on how to select the right classes for a first year at Marian.

Incoming Freshman Registration
Monday, Feb. 24, 2019
Marian’s Cafeteria

Students and parents will sit down face-to-face with a Marian staff member to map out an academic schedule for the upcoming school year. All tuition paperwork and registration fees are due at this time. Click here to pay the registration fee online.

Eighth-grade students who did not take the placement exam at Marian, should contact Assistant Prinipal Jen Christen at 402.571.2618 ext. 1108.

7th-Grade Trivia Night

Marian will host its fifth Trivia Night specifically for girls currently in seventh grade!

Saturday, April 18, 2020
7 – 9 p.m.
$10 per student

Stay tuned for a link to register.

Ice Cream Social

All incoming freshmen in the class of 2023 are invited to attend the Ice Cream Social!  This event is hosted by the Marian Big Sisters. You’ll meet your new classmates, get all of your questions answered by the Big Sisters and eat some yummy ice cream sundaes!

Saturday, May 2, 2020
2 – 4 p.m.

Stay tuned for a link to register.


June Splash!

sunshine-mdThe June Splash 2019 will take place Saturday, June 15 from 9-11 a.m. on Marian’s practice soccer field. 
— Wear old clothes because you will get splashed. (No swimsuits, please.)
— Wear sunscreen.
— Water and snacks will be provided.
— Little Sister T-shirts will be available to buy (price TBA, cash or check made payable to Marian).
— Parents should use the 72nd street entrance for drop off and pick up.

July Bash!

julyJuly Bash – Friday, July 12 from 7-9 p.m. at Marian. 

All incoming freshmen are invited and encouraged to attend. The Big Sisters are excited to be organizing this fun night!

Click here to register.