Marian’s students come from more than 50 communities in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties. Often, girls come to Marian without knowing any other students. For that reason, programs have been developed to help students get to know each other, their teachers, and the Guidance staff.
In the spring, following registration, incoming freshmen are invited to The Freshmen "Friend-zy," a welcome party where they meet their future classmates and exchange contact information to keep in touch during the summer months. Summer enrichment courses and athletic camps held at Marian are another great way to get to know future classmates.
The school year begins with a freshman retreat, where students participate in group activities. New freshmen will be introduced to their "big sisters", members of the Junior Class who are specially chosen to guide them throughout their first year at Marian.
Marian communicates regularly with families through monthly newsletters, emails, and scheduled meetings with faculty and Guidance counselors.
Freshmen are encouraged to participate in a variety of clubs, teams, and co-curricular activities; they are empowered to take leadership roles within these organizations. Students make life-long friendships with their classmates and teachers in Marian’s close-knit community.