Marian offers students an opportunity to participate in more than 20 different clubs and organizations that cater to a variety of interests from academic to competitive to travel.  Involvement offers students additional opportunities for leadership and fellowship and allows students to become more well-rounded and more involved in the life of the school.  Colleges and universities value individuals who actively participate in school activities and demonstrate the ability to balance daily schedules.  Participation in co-curricular organizations is a great way to achieve this!


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  • Ambassador Club

    The Ambassador Club promotes friendship, service, and school spirit as the “faces of Marian” in the school community. Members volunteer at various admission functions throughout the school year, conduct shadow visits, and act as hosts at events such as the Fall Open House and Freshman Welcome Party. Membership is by application.
  • BEAM&R

    BEAM&R (Business Entrepreneurship Alliance for Marian & Brother Rice) is committed to helping students realized their potential in the business world by sponsoring a diversified group of activities, programs, and competitions designed to inspire and motivate members.

    All students from Brother Rice and Marian are invited to join BEAM&R. Meetings are held weekly and alternate between Marian and Brother Rice.
  • Big Sis + Little Sis

    The Big Sis + Little Sis mentor program provides an opportunity for freshmen students to get to know older students while finding support and encouragement in their mentors. Sophomores who are interested in becoming a Big Sis mentor complete the application process in the spring. This includes a written application, two teacher recommendations, and a Marian activities resume. The Mentor Committee then chooses the most qualified candidates to participate in the program for the following year.

    Juniors who act as Big Sis mentors are each assigned two or three freshmen students to mentor during the school year. Each Big Sis makes contact with her Little Sis over the summer prior to their arrival at Marian and spends the day with them at the Freshman Retreat in August. Throughout the year the freshmen meet with their mentors on a monthly basis to discuss topics relevant to life at Marian at that particular time. This program provides support and encouragement for freshmen and allows mentors the opportunity to gain confidence and build leadership skills.
  • Broadcasting Club

    The mission of the Broadcasting Club is to prepare and deliver news and current events that are relevant to the student body and enrich the knowledge of our participants in all aspects of broadcast arts and technology.  This organization not only lets students use their creativity, but teaches public speaking, journalism, copywriting, presentation, and technology.  Students produce a monthly broadcast show about the events happening at Marian. The media broadcast consists of students broadcasting news, writing scripts, videotaping events, interviewing, special effects, and producing the broadcast show. Each member of the organization learns all of these jobs in order to perform them. In addition, in cooperation with faculty mentors, students use survey technologies to create a feedback loop regarding various events and activities at Marian.
  • Diversity Matters

    The Diversity Matters club was formed to broaden the scope of awareness surrounding diversity of culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disabilities, and socio-economic status; this awareness is accomplished through educational opportunities that highlight all types of diversity within our school and in our community.  The club provides a forum for meaningful discussions that encourage reflection and promote change.  In addition to collaborating with the Marian administration on diversity efforts at school, club members travel to sites around metro-Detroit and participate in events that encourage its members to value human diversity.
  • Forensics

    Forensics is the art or study of formal debate, and the Marian Forensics Club permits students to compete in six performance categories: three interpretive events (Oral Interpretation of Literature, Dramatic Performance, and Duo Interpretation of Literature) and three public speaking events (Oratorical Declamation, Original Oratory, and Extemporaneous Speaking). Team members and coaches start selecting, editing, and rehearsing performance pieces at the beginning of the school year. From January to March, students compete in their respective categories at Saturday tournaments hosted at local high schools. After being judged in three different rounds, awards are presented to the day’s top scorers. At the end of the season, high-achieving students may qualify for the annual National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) tournament held during Memorial Day weekend.
  • Forensic Science Team

    The Forensic Science Team is a competitive team that learns crime scene investigation skills. During weekly meetings the team learns the skills needed by forensic scientist to collect and process crime scene evidence. Members also enjoy guest speakers from law enforcement that will impart their knowledge and skills to the team. The team will apply these new skills in processing and analyzing a crime scene at a regional and/or a county competition.
  • Friends of the Earth

    Friends of the Earth (FOTE) is an environmental group to increase awareness in the school and community of environmental problems and to give students the opportunity to take an active role in restoring and preserving the environment. This group is responsible for Marian’s designation as a Michigan Green School with Evergreen status. Meetings are monthly, and all Marian students are eligible for membership.
  • Honor Code Committee

    This student committee promotes the honor and integrity of the young women at Marian. The Honor Code Committee is a reminder to the student body that honor does not only apply when taking a test, but in every aspect of life. Student liaisons are invited to join this committee through a process of peer and faculty recommendation. Other Marian students are invited to join the committee by making a commitment to attend all meetings and to be a positive active member of the Honor Code Committee.
  • International Thespian Society

    The International Thespian Society (ITS) promotes an interest in theater as both spectators and actors. ITS activities include field trips, workshops, attending and competing in the Educational Theatre Association events, and participation in the Marian Rice Players (MRP). Any Marian or Brother Rice student may apply for ITS membership.
  • LIFE

    LIFE (Life Is For Everyone) is a student organization committed to understanding, living, and promoting a consistent ethic of life. The many areas of this ethic including abortion, the arms race, capital punishment, euthanasia, poverty, and all violence, including war. LIFE members discuss and learn about opportunities and actions to promote and protect all human life. Membership is open to all students.
  • Liturgical Choir

    The Liturgical Choir is a choral ensemble which helps lead the Marian community in prayerful song during school Masses and special liturgies. This group meets once a week after school and is open to all Marian students.
  • Marian Book Club

    The Marian Book Club provides Marian students the opportunity to discuss amazing works of literature chosen by students, to support multiple foundations and charities, to read to young children, and to find fun new reads through the club’s used book sales.  
  • Marian Medical Club

    Marian Medical Club (MMC) is dedicated to helping young women prepare for college, while exploring various fields of medicine, including dentistry and veterinary science. Students get exposure to the health sciences through professional speakers, planned activities at hospitals and clinics, volunteer/outreach opportunities, and hands-on demonstrations and labs. Goals of MMC also include offering advice on how to navigate college programs and applications, career options and the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).
  • Marian Melodies

    The Marian Melodies is an advanced choral performance ensemble for grades 10-12 which performs in school concerts and musical events. The Melodies participate in state competitions and perform off-campus for several community events. Entrance into this group is by audition only.
  • Marian/Rice Players

    Marian Rice Players (MRP) is the performing arts company of Marian and Brother Rice High Schools. This group stages a play each fall and a musical each spring in the Marian auditorium. Outstanding performances include not only the talent of the student actors, but the dedication and skills of stage crews, costume committees, lighting staffs, production people, and the many other support groups necessary for producing excellent theater.

    Membership is open to Marian and Brother Rice students.
  • Model United Nations

    Model United Nations (MUN) at Marian is an authentic simulation of the United Nations in New York and serves to introduce club members to the field of diplomacy and negotiation. In a simulation, students assume the role of delegate representatives of UN member states to debate issues on the UN's global agenda. Delegates draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporter nations and adversaries, and resolve conflicts toward the goal of mobilizing “international cooperation” to find solutions to problems affecting every nation on earth. Membership is open to all Marian students.
  • Modern Language Honor Societies

    Marian offers three honor societies (French Honor Society, German Honor Society, and Spanish Honor Society) to students who have attained a certain grade point average for at least three semesters in the study of the language. Members take part in cultural activities and service projects throughout the school year. An application and a minimum grade point average for all subjects are required for members of the FHS, GHS, and SHS.
  • National Art Honor Society

    The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) was established by the National Art Education Association (NAEA) in 1978.  In 2019, Marian began its sponsorship of our NAHS chapter to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The program supports members in their efforts to attain the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.
  • National Honor Society

    Membership in the National Honor Society is an honor bestowed upon students who have demonstrated outstanding qualities of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Membership in the National Honor Society may be open to qualified juniors or seniors, who, by the end of their second semester as sophomores, have acquired a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (not rounded off). The selection of each member is made by majority vote of the NHS Faculty Council.
  • Pastoral Team

    The Pastoral Team is a group of students who work closely with the Campus Minister to help plan all school liturgies. These students are also trained and perform various ministries during Mass such as lector, Eucharistic minister, altar server, and greeter. The Pastoral Team is open to all students.
  • Project Care

    Project Care is a group of students who coordinate the school's Christian service projects. Advent and Lenten projects are planned to help various community organizations. The group collects items for area shelters, stuffed animals for homeless and sick children, and clothing and food for senior citizens, hospice patients, or mothers of unborn babies. When national or area emergencies occur, students respond to the needs with donations of goods and money. All students are invited to help plan and conduct these outreach projects.
  • Political Discussion Club

    The Political Discussion Club helps students learn about and discuss political issues in a respectful and non-judgmental environment.  Meetings will consist of an informed faculty member or student to direct Socratic Seminar discussions.
  • Robotics

    The Marian Rice Mech Warriors robotics team is a co-ed, co-curricular activity offered at Brother Rice. Students involved in this activity build a competitive robot for each of two separate seasons during the school year. During the fall OCCRA season, competition is against teams from Oakland County. During the winter FIRST season, the Mech Warriors compete against teams from across Michigan. Generally, the FIRST team will participate in two district events and one regional event, each against 40-60 other schools. The culmination of the FIRST season is the International Championship Event.
  • SADD

    Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) offers students opportunities to raise awareness of the hazards of unhealthy choices with regard to alcohol and drugs. Education programs and peer-resistance techniques are presented. The chapter meets monthly, and all  students are invited to attend SADD meetings.
  • Sailing

    Sailing at Marian is a club sport in the fall and a varsity sport in the spring.  Student athletes from Marian and Brother Rice sail out of Grosse Pointe Yacht Club where the program is supported by a grant from the Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Foundation.  Five high school teams practice together at the club where coaching and equipment is provided.  The sailing program offered at GPYC allows for a competitive environment where students can learn and improve their sailing skills.  The sailing team also competes in regional regattas throughout the school year.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Club (STEM)

    Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Club (STEM) is dedicated to giving students the opportunity to learn about and explore the college and career path possibilities for women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Students will have a chance to visit experiment labs in the area and witness women working in the STEM field. Guest speakers talk and conduct activities with the club members.
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society

    Through the Tri-M Music Honor Society program, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) recognizes students for their academic and musical achievements, rewards them for their accomplishments and service activities, and inspires other students to excel at music.  The service opportunities Tri-M provides students also teach leadership skills, from decision-making and planning, to holding positions in the honor society, to influencing younger students to get involved and become leaders themselves—as well as seeking out opportunities for learning and growth.

Marian High School

7225 Lahser Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
PHONE: (248) 644-1750
Marian High School, an IHM sponsored school, is fully accredited by NCA CASI, an accrediting division of AdvancED.

Marian is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The mission of Marian is to ensure, within a Christian environment, an excellent education built on a strong academic curriculum, which will enable young women to value human diversity and live responsible lives of leadership and action based on gospel values.

An enduring tradition: guiding young women spiritually, challenging them academically, and inspiring them to a life of leadership and service.