The curriculum at Marian includes Advanced Research courses which allows students to work cooperatively with local professors on college and university campuses, investigating real-world problems through scientific study. Marian annually partners with the University of Notre Dame’s QuarkNet Laboratory where students and professors conduct research for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
For many years, Marian students in the scientific research program have led the region in recognition for earning awards in regional, state, national, and international competitions. Often these students earn merit-based scholarships to colleges and universities based on their research experience and success at Marian High School. Most importantly, these students take with them real-world experience in the methods and practices of research, which often lead to new opportunities while in college and in their careers