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 the Freshman Welcome Party.

    All Marian students are eligible for membership.
  • Big Sis + Little Sis

    The Big Sis + Little Sis mentor program provides an opportunity for Marian freshmen students to get to know upperclasswomen 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 her at the Freshman Retreat in August. Throughout the year, 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 delivers news and current events that are relevant to the Marian student body and enriches the knowledge of its participants in all aspects of broadcast arts and technology. This organization not only lets students use their creativity, but teaches public speaking, journalism, copy writing, 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 Marian stakeholders, incorporating 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.
  • 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 High Schools.
  • Diversity Matters

    The Diversity Matters Club broadens 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.

    Marian Celebrates Black History Month

    Memorial and Reflection for Violence Against Black Lives
    On June 25 at 7 PM, Marian hosted an outdoor Memorial and Reflection for Violence Against Black Lives, honoring the memory of George Floyd and all Black victims of violence and injustice. While adhering to Governor Whitmer’s guidelines for safety, students, former students, alums, faculty, staff, administration, and parents gathered on the Marian front lawn for a time of prayer and reflection. This event grew out of a need for an active response from the Marian community to stand against racial injustice in our school and in our society, share personal stories and experiences, as well as enjoy music and poetry that energized a spirit of empowerment.
    Spearheading the event were Tiffany Morris-Street ’97, Jamila Kai Mathis ’97, and members of Marian’s Diversity 
    Matters Club.

    Prior to the event, students, former students, alums, faculty, members of the Diversity Matters Club, and the school administration met on Zoom to discuss and plan this event and future events to come. Motivated by faith, values that reflect the worth of each human person, and a call to respond actively, the Marian community commits to fight injustice.  
  • Forensic Science Team

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

    Forensics 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 Forensics League (NCFL) tournament held during Memorial Day weekend.
  • Friends of the Earth

    Friends of the Earth (FOTE) is an environmental group founded at Marian High School to increase the 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.

    All Marian High School students are eligible for membership.
  • Honor Code Committee

    The Honor Code Committee is a student and faculty committee that helps keep in place the respect and honor of the young women at Marian High School. Student Liaisons are invited to join this committee through a process of peer and faculty recommendation. Other Marian students are invited to join this committee by making a commitment to attend all meetings and be a positive, active member of the Honor Code Committee.
  • International Thespian Society

    The International Thespian Society (ITS) promotes an interest in theatre as both spectator and actor. Activities include field trips, workshops, attending and competing in the Educational Theatre Association events, and participation in the Marian Rice Players Performing Arts Company (MRP). The MRP produces 2 shows each year, a variety of excellent comedies, dramas and musicals.

    Any Marian or Brother Rice Student may apply for membership.
  • LIFE

    LIFE (Life Is For Everyone) is an organization committed to understanding, living, and promoting a consistent ethic of life. There are many areas of this ethic including abortion, the arms race, capital punishment, euthanasia, poverty, and all violence including war. Members will discuss and learn about opportunities and actions to promote and protect all human life. 

    Membership is open to all students.
  • Liturgical Choir

    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 was formed to inspire a new age of reading, imagination, and creativity within the Marian student body. The club reads one book per month and holds two meetings during that time to discuss its details and impact. Club members also participate in community outreach projects to benefit organizations like The Book Foundation and Room to Read.
  • 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 guest speakers, planned activities at hospitals and clinics, volunteer/outreach opportunities and hands-on demos 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

    Marian Melodies is an advanced choral ensemble for grades 10-12 which performs in school concerts, liturgies, and in off-campus performances as well.

    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 into the field of diplomacy and negotiation. In the simulation, students assume the role of delegate representatives of the United Nations member states to debate issues on the United Nations global agenda. The 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 the earth.

    Membership is open to all Marian students.
  • Modern Language Honor Societies

    French, German, and Spanish Honor Societies offer membership to students who have attained a certain grade point average for at least three semesters in the study of the language, are enrolled in the language class associated with the Honor Society, and also maintain a certain grade point average for all subjects. The averages for each Honor Society are as follows:
    French Honor Society: 3.6 GPA in the language, 3.3 GPA overall
    German Honor Society: 3.5 GPA in the language, 3.0 GPA overall
    Spanish Honor Society: 3.5 GPA in the language, 3.0 GPA overall
  • 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 a select group of students who have demonstrated outstanding qualities of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Membership in the National Honor Society may be open to juniors or seniors, who have, by the end of the 2nd semester as sophomores acquired a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (not rounded).

    The selection of each member shall be made by a majority vote of the Faculty Council. The Faculty Council will consider all four pillars of NHS (scholarship, leadership, service and character) when making a decision concerning membership.
  • Pastoral Team

    The Pastoral Team is a group of Marian 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 Marian students.
  • Political Discussion Club

    The purpose of the club is to motivate students to be become educated in modern politics, keep up with current events, and be able to participate in civic duties. Students will 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.
  • 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 hygiene 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 Marian’s outreach projects.
  • Robotics

    The Marian Rice Mech Warriors robotics team is a co-ed co-curricular activity offered at Brother Rice High School.  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. 
  • SADD

    Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) offers students opportunities to raise awareness of the hazards of unhealthy choices with regard to alcohol and drugs. Educational programs and peer-resistance techniques are presented.

    The chapter meets monthly and is open to all Marian students.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Club (STEM)

    Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Club (STEM) is a club 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 real women in STEM working in the field. Guest speakers will be brought in to 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.