Educational Institutions

Marian Middle School

  • Saint Louis, MO
  • www.marianmiddleschool.org

Mission Statement

Marian Middle School, a Catholic school serving adolescent girls of all religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by fostering their spiritual, academic, social, moral, emotional, and physical development in preparation for and successful completion of college preparatory high schools.

Main Programs

  1. Academic Program
  2. Enrichment Program
  3. Graduate Support Program
Service Areas

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Missouri

Marian Middle School is located in South St. Louis City but serves girls from all over the St. Louis metropolitan area. Currently (January 2017), our students travel from 25 different zip codes to receive a transformational education: 56 students live in St. Louis City (79%), 13 students live in St. Louis County (19%), one student lives in Illinois, and one student lives in Jefferson County.

ruling year

2000

President since 2013

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Ms. Mary Elizabeth Grimes

Principal

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Sr. Sarah Heger CSJ

Keywords

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school, education, Catholic, girls

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Also Known As

Marian Middle School

EIN

43-1873629

 Number

7771087639

Physical Address

4130 Wyoming Street

Saint Louis, MO 63116

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Academic Program

Marian’s Academic Program fosters the academic and social development of students. It challenges students to learn and apply traditional academic knowledge so they can develop critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, and life skills. Students are in school 10 hours a day from August until June, and participate in weekend and summer educational activities. Marian’s curriculum is designed to meet each student at her level and to take into account her strengths and challenges. As a result, students who often enter performing two or more years below grade level leave Marian on or above grade level, prepared to succeed in high-performing high schools. Marian fosters students’ spiritual development with daily prayer, weekly chapel services, and religion classes. Marian also fosters moral, emotional, and physical development through counseling, wraparound services such as health screenings, and through the Enrichment Program.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$611,479

Program 2

Enrichment Program

At the end of the academic day, students take part in additional opportunities for learning, empowerment, character growth, and leadership development. The Enrichment Program helps facilitate students’ transitions into high school extra-curricular activities and helps them develop healthy habits, make positive lifestyle choices, and form positive relationships. Classes fall into four major programming areas: Fine and Performing Arts, Fitness and Wellness, Social Awareness, and Academics. Within each area, students have a variety of enriching choices that will enable them to develop talents and gain additional knowledge outside of the classroom.

The Enrichment Program also includes counseling. The social and emotional welfare of our students and their families plays a vital role in academic success. In order to help students succeed, Marian must address various barriers to learning including rebellious behavior, family instability, inadequate supervision and encouragement outside of school, and learning and attention disorders. From the time a student enrolls at Marian until her last day in eighth grade, mental health, emotional, and behavioral support is provided to her and her family, allowing students to meet their educational and personal objectives.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$130,142

Program 3

Graduate Support Program

Marian Girls continue to receive support upon graduating middle school through their participation in the Graduate Support Program. The program assists alumnae in finding success during their high school and college years by providing high school scholarships, connections to internship and career opportunities, and college access and success resources. Staff maintains contact with alumnae in an effort to keep them on a successful path and helps to limit external factors that may impede their ability to graduate. The Graduate Support Program ensures alumnae graduate from high school and college with all the necessary preparations needed to become accomplished leaders in their careers and communities.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Female Young Adults (20-25 years)

Budget

$377,306

Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

Marian Middle School is located in South St. Louis City but serves girls from all over the St. Louis metropolitan area. Currently (January 2017), our students travel from 25 different zip codes to receive a transformational education: 56 students live in St. Louis City (79%), 13 students live in St. Louis County (19%), one student lives in Illinois, and one student lives in Jefferson County.

Funding Needs

As we think of the future of Marian Middle School, we have identified the following needs: 1) Expand awareness and visibility in the St. Louis community to increase enrollment and financial support. 2) Identify more committed partnerships with volunteers, service organizations, and donors. 3) Cultivate new and old relationships in order to have the financial capacity to take risks and adopt new programs and strategies for the benefit of our students and alumnae.

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MARIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Marian Middle School

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President

Ms. Mary Elizabeth Grimes

Principal

Sr. Sarah Heger CSJ

BIO

Mary Elizabeth Grimes, MBA, was hired as president of Marian Middle School in December 2013. She is an effective leader and has more than 20 years of experience leading both for-profits and nonprofits through successful growth and transition. Prior to becoming the president at Marian Middle School, Mary Elizabeth served as State Director at the Greater Missouri Chapter of March of Dimes where she transformed the declining chapter into a sustainable and operationally efficient organization. She has also held other leadership positions, including President of Forward Vision, a brand management consulting firm; Director of Marketing for BJC Healthcare; Director of Development at Fair St. Louis; and Executive Director of Elite International Sports Marketing and Management. Mary Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Spelman College, where she graduated Cum Laude, and an Executive MBA from Washington University. As president, Mary Elizabeth is responsible for staff oversight, financial management, fund development, strategic planning, and operations for the school. In December 2016, she received the Incarnate Word Leadership Award for exemplary leadership and for mentoring Marian girls.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Donna Farmer

Monsanto

Term: July 2012 - June 2018

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