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Marian Catholic High School Amerigo Education

According to information for 2019, an average SAT score made up 1170
Address: 700 Ashland Ave, Chicago Heights
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Description Marian Catholic High School Amerigo Education

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Founded: in 1958
  • Age of students: 14-19 years
  • Total number of students: 1,100 people
  • Type of education: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (full board)
  • Language of instruction: English.

Marian Catholic High School, founded in 1958, today is considered the best school in Chicago - and among public and private schools. The school was founded as a Catholic school of Dominican sisters, and over the years it has earned an excellent reputation and respect for both colleagues and students from all over the world: twice the school became the winner of the prestigious national award The Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, which is awarded for excellent academic the results, the progress of students and for the minimum gap in academic performance between different groups of students. From year to year, graduates of the Marian Catholic High School successfully enter the best universities in the US and the world, become professional athletes, successful and famous businessmen, scientists. US News & World Report classifies the school as the TOP of the best schools in the country, and considers Marian Catholic High School to be the best among the southern states for academic performance.

On the basis of the Marian Catholic High School there is a respected and successful representative of the American system of education for foreign students - the company Amerigo Education. Education with Amerigo Education will allow foreign students to quickly adapt to new linguistic, cultural, domestic and academic conditions, a new country of residence, quickly improve their teaching and language skills, and begin a successful career path in the United States. Unique, carefully designed programs of Amerigo Education reveal creative, scientific, social and personal potential for students and help them prepare for enrolling in the best universities in the United States of America. However, the courses can not be called simplified or "overly adapted": students from abroad are always engaged with American peers, along with them participate in educational, sports, creative and leisure activities, realize their leadership qualities and personal ambitions. This experience will prepare students of 14-19 years to a competitive environment of universities and further professional activities.

Much attention is paid to the psychological, moral comfort of foreign students. Professional teachers, curators and tutors, psychologists are constantly in touch with them, contacts with parents are being established, which pupils can call at any time. You can choose a tutoring and mentoring program: it includes weekly 5 language and 8 academic lessons in addition to the basic school curriculum, checking the homework and assisting in its implementation. Also, professional consultants and mentors will help the student properly fill out the documents and apply for admission to the university, effectively prepare for the established entrance exams and tests.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Marian Catholic High School Amerigo Education

Program name
from 30 000 $ / semester

Advanced Placement

In total, in the school program of the Marian Catholic High School, students of higher grades are offered more than 100 educational areas and disciplines. The school has a very large selection of subjects at the Advanced Placement (or Honors) level - 41 disciplines are taught at the university level, which is much higher than the general standard for the country. AP subjects belong to the 9 main fields of knowledge and sciences:

  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Psychology
  • Computer techologies
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Anatomy
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering.

The subjects marked in the final certificate as AP attract attention of the selection committee in the first place - these are the disciplines on which the students is doing particularly well, who is more interested than others, plan to study at the university and are related to his future career and specialty. The main and most popular subjects are Advanced Placement:

  • European History
  • Biology
  • Microeconomics
  • Computer science
  • Chemistry
  • English literature
  • World history
  • US Government Administration
  • Theology
  • Geography
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Global politics
  • Statistics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Psychology
  • History of the USA
  • English
  • Higher mathematics (BC and AB levels)
  • Physics.

An excellent choice is also for students who prefer humanitarian directions or business sciences:

  • Programming
  • Right
  • Public administration
  • Business
  • Web design
  • Economy
  • Journalism
  • Artistic literature
  • Art.

The school is distinguished by a high level of teaching computer science and programming, complex courses STEM: scientific experiments and research are possible in numerous modern laboratories. In addition, the school has laboratories (and even its own greenhouse!) in biology, chemistry and physics. In general, group and personal research in the school is given great attention, the scientific research of students is strongly encouraged. For example, successful and gifted students can work together with Northwestern universities in the projects of the Accelerated Weekend Experience (AWE) - this will be a significant bonus upon admission to the chosen university.

Do not forget the teachers and the psychological, moral and moral development of students: social education, improving leadership skills and teamwork skills, volunteer, social and environmental projects, lessons of equality and tolerance, sports and creative electives are harmoniously integrated into the daily plan of students. In addition, a large number of cultural, cognitive and entertainment events await them: they will be able to get to know more closely the national traditions, mentality, art and history, holidays and customs, and to see the cult places of interest and the iconic cities of the United States.

The cost of schooling (including full board accommodation, leisure and entertainment activities for the program) is 60,000 $ for the academic year (30,000 $ per semester-half-year).

Accommodation and food

Students are given places in comfortable residences: educators and teachers make them comfortable and safe for life, they form a warm, family and cozy atmosphere, guarantee the supervision of the students in the 24/7 mode. Students are always ready to help in resolving any issues, monitor the observance of cleanliness, order and discipline, if necessary, organize a transfer to and from school. Each student can rely on the help of his personal curator and instructor in English, as well as any teacher, administrator or educator. The whole territory - both schools and residences - is guarded around the clock using the most modern monitoring and CCTV. The territory is constantly on duty with qualified medical personnel.

The general school residence for students is located in a quiet and well-groomed suburban area of ​​Chicago - you can get to the school by bus transfer in just a few minutes (not more than 10-15), as well as to the city center. Rooms are clean, cozy, bright: they are designed for 2 people, furnished with all necessary furniture and household appliances. In general use in the residence are comfortable living rooms with soft furnishings, a small kitchen with dishes and kitchen utensils, a laundry, quiet classes for self-preparation and homework (with computers and other necessary equipment), access to Wi-Fi. When the students are resettled, the age and gender principle is taken into account - boys and girls live separately.

The boarding (3 meals a day) of students is organized on the territory of the school (lunches) and in the residence (breakfasts and dinners, including late breakfasts on weekends). Useful, nutritious and appetizing dishes completely cover the energy needs of the students' organism, and a large daily choice makes each meal a small adventure.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: anatomy, art, biology, business, chemistry, computer programming, computer science, computer techologies, economics, engineering, English literature, geography, global politics, Higher mathematics, History of europe, journalism, law, Macroeconomics, maths, Microeconomics, physics, psychology, public administration, Spanish, Spanish culture, statistics, theology, US policy and government, Web design, World history,  History of america

Events Marian Catholic High School Amerigo Education

Sport has always been considered in the Marian Catholic High School as one of the main tools in the education of a full, harmonious personality. At school pupils are offered a choice of more than 35 sports disciplines, which they can deal with at different levels of complexity:

  • fight
  • football (men's and women's teams)
  • cycling
  • volleyball
  • tennis
  • baseball
  • fencing
  • lacrosse (girls)
  • bowling
  • water polo (girls)
  • swimming
  • volleyball
  • cheerleading
  • running (and cross country)
  • golf
  • softball
  • American football
  • track and field athletics
  • sports shooting
  • basketball.

Linguistic electives are also widely available: the student can learn not only English (which is popular with foreigners), but also classical Latin, Spanish, French, Chinese (Mandarin). The school orchestra is also in demand: it repeatedly won at regional and national competitions, festivals and competitions.

A particularly intensive program is offered to students on weekends: these are numerous circles, studios and communities of interest, entertainment and cultural events, interesting excursions and trips to the most famous places and cities of the United States, volunteer and social projects. Usually on weekends, students are entitled to a late breakfast (at 9-10 am), after which they go for walks around the city, shopping, go in for sports, art and creativity. In bright and lively Chicago, students always find something to see:

  • Millennium Park
  • Museum Campus
  • Willis (Sears) Tower
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Wrigley Field (the second oldest baseball field in the USA!)
  • Chicago Riverwalk
  • Lake Michigan
  • World-class shopping
  • Broadway in Chicago
  • Matches and games of local sports teams: football (Chicago Bears), baseball (Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs), basketball (Chicago Bulls), hockey (Chicago Blackhawks), classical European soccer-soccer (Chicago Fire).

On Friday evenings, traditional joint film screenings, interesting games, intellectual quizzes, fun contests and parties are organized on the campus.

Additional entertaining events are planned for the spring holidays of students, the traditional Thanksgiving Day in November (Thanksgiving Day) is very bright and warm.


  • is the best school among private and public schools in Chicago
  • Marian Catholic High School twice became a laureate of the prestigious American National Blue Ribbon School, which is awarded to the best schools in the country
  • progressive, unique useful research in natural and engineering sciences, mathematics - students get the right to work with the best professors and specialists of their field
  • enrollment of graduates in the best universities of the country and the world: Harvard University, Stanford University, Northwestern University, NYU, Stanford University, Georgetown University, Yale, Cornell, MIT, University of Chicago
  • a well-equipped, spacious and secure campus with the latest infrastructure and equipment
  • more than 85% of teachers - holders of master's and doctoral degrees, whose teaching experience on average is 23 years
  • the maximum number of students in one class is 24, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:18
  • the widest opportunities for the realization of creative and sports potential, a rich choice of developed, successful studios and clubs, student communities. For example, a school orchestra is considered one of the best in the country, repeatedly won at regional and national competitions, festivals, shows
  • excellent location: Chicago is one of the most developed, vibrant cities in the United States of America
  • more than 100 subjects for study, including 41 (!) discipline at the advanced level Advanced Placement
  • The highest level of teaching of humanitarian subjects and business disciplines
  • excellent academic performance of students: the average score of SAT among students is 1240 points out of 1600 possible.

Equipment Marian Catholic High School Amerigo Education

The school campus is located in a quiet and cozy, respectable area of ​​Chicago, a short drive from the city center: it will easily reach the heart of the metropolis with its skyscrapers, shops, cultural and entertainment centers, museums and busy city life. The total area of ​​the campus reaches 87 acres - the school is equipped with the most exacting and American standards:

  • modern educational buildings, lecture halls with interactive and computer equipment (more than 58 classes for classes)
  • cozy and comfortable residential residences
  • full Wi-Fi coverage (free of charge)
  • Innovative scientific laboratories (chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, engineering) for conducting experiments and experiments, practical studies, work on research projects
  • Consulting center
  • the newest computer classes with modern PCs (software is regularly updated)
  • place for development and design of 3D printers
  • large Learning Resource Center
  • 2 spacious, multifunctional zoned gymnasiums
  • 8 courts for tennis
  • gym with power zone
  • football stadium (professional artificial cover)
  • Baseball Fields
  • Treadmills and track and field athletics tracks
  • fields for softball
  • studio of art and needlework
  • workshops of crafts and applied art
  • own theater for 400 seats
  • musical and drama classes for classes
  • Leadership Center (500 seats)
  • a huge library (more than 28 thousand volumes + electronic and educational resources, periodicals).

Chicago is one of the largest and most interesting American megacities. This is the third largest city in the US: it has more than 2.7 million people, there are more than 5,200 restaurants, 585 parks and squares for walking, 26 beaches, more than 225 miles of bike lanes! The nearest major airports are Chicago Midway International (MDW) 32 kilometers and Chicago O'Hare International (ORD), 67 kilometers from the city. In Chicago, the main offices and headquarters of many international organizations have settled: Boeing, Google, Groupon, Kraft Foods, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, McDonalds, and well-known universities at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. Art thrives in the city (especially theater, choreography and music), sports are very developed, do not count the number of architectural and historical sights and museums.

Term dates and fees

The cost of schooling (including boarding and boarding at full board, leisure and entertainment activities for the program) is 60,000 $ for the academic year (30,000 $ per semester-half-year). This price already includes:

  • education on the selected course
  • preparatory program for foreign students + English course
  • boarding and lodging (campus residences)
  • academic support, the work of teachers, tutors and consultants
  • daily transfer to and from school (if family accommodation is selected)
  • graduation expenses.

Separately, each student pays an entrance fee of 5,000 $ - it includes such expenses as:

  • compulsory medical insurance
  • transfer from airport
  • program for spring break and Thanksgiving Day celebration in autumn
  • use of all school equipment and infrastructure, personal mobile phone
  • school uniforms
  • excursion program
  • textbooks, books and materials on the program.

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Examination Boards
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Application Fee 5000 USD

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Students who are 14 years of age or older are admitted to the school. Each entrant must submit the following documents to the admission committee:

  • copy of passport
  • two letters of recommendation from teachers (necessarily - from the teacher of English and mathematics), you can and from the head teacher, class teacher, director
  • an extract from the examination sheet and a report card with estimates (in the original language + notarized translation into English)
  • the results of the language test: TOEFL from 59 or IELTS from 5.0 and above.

In addition, the selection committee organizes a personal interview-interview (you can go through Skype), you may require confirmation of GPA scores from 2.5 and above.

Scholarships Marian Catholic High School Amerigo Education

The most successful, gifted and persistent students can annually apply for a personal scholarship, which covers 30-50% of the total cost of education - besides they are invited to participate in interesting, unique research projects, along with invited specialists and professors of the school and the nearest universities. Common Scholarships:

  • academic scholarship of 30,000 $ (50% of tuition fees): knowledge of the English language (IELTS from 6.0 or TOEFL from 80), GPA score from 3.5 and above
  • scholarship of academic excellence - 24,000 $ (40% of the cost of study): knowledge of English (IELTS from 5.5 or TOEFL from 70), GPA score from 3.0 and higher
  • general academic support - 20,000 $ (30% of tuition fee): knowledge of English (IELTS from 5.5 or TOEFL from 70), GPA score of 2.7 and higher.

The final decision in the process of awarding scholarships is always made by the Amerigo commission, taking into account the totality of all the factors provided, the success in the personal interview-interview.


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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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