The mission of Marianapolis Preparatory School is to educate students in the Catholic tradition of academic excellence, with a commitment to an active faith in God and a dedication to building character with content, compassion, and integrity.
Table of Contents Catholic Faith
Catholic Values (Community Service) 5 Initiative (Technology) 6 Unique Programming 7 1. Marianapolis Family Network
2. L.E.A.P. Week 9 3. Clubs
4. Weekend Activities
A Team for Every Sport (Athletics)
Arts (Visual Arts & Dance)
Arts (Theater & Music)
Marianapolis Preparatory School was founded in 1926 by the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception. Students are exposed to Catholicism in a number of ways on campus,
Required First Friday Masses and holy days of obligation
Optional Daily Mass
Marian chaplain Rev. Timothy Roth M.I.C., who also serves as Theology Chair and lives in a monastery on the school’s campus
Four penance services throughout the year
Confession, offered daily
Sunday Mass for boarding students (optional for day students and families)
Comprehensive theology course offerings
A Community Service Coordinator and Director of Campus Ministry, Michelle Murphy, who organizes multiple religious retreats as well as community service opportunities throughout the year
Knights Quest themes, which encourage teachers to promote Catholic teachings
Interact Club, which organizes outreach projects in the community
Disaster Relief Club, which brings awareness and support to areas hurt by natural disasters
Attendance at and participation in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Catholic Values Community Service
Relay for Life: In the last few years alone, Marianapolis has raised 10’s of thousands of dollars for cancer research. The school has consistently been awarded as a top finisher for youth fundraising. Turkey Dip: Consistently raises thousands of dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Mr. Hanrahan participates, along with other members of our community, and runs into the freezing cold water of Quaddick Lake. Summer of Service (SOS): A summer program developed collaboratively between Campus Ministry and the Art Department where students spend 6 weeks using art as service. Christmas Season Ring-‐a-‐Ding: Marianapolis is a consistent participant and frequent winner of the Putnam Rotary International Club Ring -‐ a -‐ Ding Challenge. Say hello to our students as you enter any outdoor mall in northeastern Connecticut. Appalachia: Each year, a small group of students and faculty members travel to Kermit, WV to help families deal with the issues of poverty. Peru: Each year, students and faculty members travel to Peru to do service projects in Machu Picchu.
The curriculum at Marianapolis is universally supported by technology
We provide a proactive approach to academics, making sure that our students benefit from a 21st century education through their exposure to technology.
Technology on campus includes:
ü Wireless Internet across campus ü Wireless printers throughout every building ü Web based email accounts (All faculty, staff, and students have a Marianapolis gmail account)
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Student portals (area to access class materials, schedules, school news, etc.) Two state-‐of-‐the art computer labs iPad Program (500 iPad 2 devices at Marianapolis) IT Club Green Screen Technology Smart Boards in classrooms Updated Social media (follow us on facebook at www.facebook.com/marianapols) T1 Line (fast digital transmission service for wireless Internet) Computer Science Curriculum (innovative skills for the 21st century)
Marianapolis Family Network •
The Marianapolis Family Network enables local families of American Marianapolis students to “adopt” an international student.
This program helps foster a bond between local and international students at Marianapolis.
The Marianapolis Family Network is advantageous for the international students in that it enhances their exposure to American culture. It also provides a unique opportunity for local students and their families to form relationships with students from all over the world.
Program benefits include:
• American cultural immersion • Worldly experience • Developing lifelong friendship • Greater connection to the Marianapolis community • Visit international friends in their home countries Program highlights include: • “Family” meals and activities • Birthday celebrations • Care baskets throughout the year • Hosts for the holidays • Transportation prior to and following breaks Nothing compares to the comforts of family, and the Marianapolis Family Network is a dynamic program that provides a rich bonding experience for local and international students alike.
Unique Unique Programming Programming Network
L.E.A.P. Week takes place from March 11th through the 15th. It is a one-‐week mini-‐term where students and faculty explore and learn more about areas of interest. Students can take a course, take a trip, or take advantage of both options.
Course offerings are taught on campus or locally by outside experts. They focus on specialized skills, the arts, community service, scientific field studies, cultural immersion experiences, and outdoor challenges. The trips that are offered vary in duration and distance. They help promote interdependence, learning in the concrete and physical world, challenging comfortable boundaries, hands on exploration, and lifelong learning.
Courses & Trips include: Overnight Trips
ü A Cajun Adventure in the Big Easy (trip to New Orleans) 4 days and 3 nights ü The Great West: The Four Corners (visit the 4 corners region of the Southwest) 5 days and 4 nights ü The Quest for the Holy Trail (hike the Appalachian Trail in New York) 5 days and 4 nights ü Sun, Sand, and the Sumners (travel to Jekyll Island, Georgia) 5 days and 4 nights ü Taste of Cleveland (learn about local and industrial food production) 4 days and 3 nights ü Peru: A Journey of the Heart (service trip to Machu Picchu, Peru) 2 weeks ü Picture This: The Maine Seacoast (explore and enjoy Maine’s seacoast) 4 days and 3 nights ü Mission: Maine (service trip to Lewiston, Maine) 6 days and 5 nights ü Lights, Camera, Los Angeles (acting workshop, make up work shop, and tours) 6 days and 5 nights *An additional fee may apply
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A Taste of A Cappella (learn how to sing a cappella) – Day trips to experience local private performances Artists and Alchemists; The Science of Color – On campus with local artists Blood, Sweat, and Theater (produce and attend theatrical performances) – Day trips to Hartford and Broadway, NY Canine Community Service -‐ Day trips to local shelters and rescue organizations Face the Challenge – Day trips to go rock climbing, horseback riding, and hiking Immersion into Early New England History (immerse yourself in the 19th century) -‐ Day trips to Old Sturbridge Village, Boston, and the Pequot Museum Mission: Marianapolis (design and build a low ropes course on campus) – Day tri p to Brattleboro, Vermont Money, Money, Money (discover the rarity and beauty of U.S. coins) -‐ On campus Psychology of Childhood (a course in child development) – On campus The Fun Way to a Healthy Mind and Body (physical and mental health) – On campus
Clubs Clubs provide Marianapolis’ students with an opportunity to pursue interests, socially connect, and remain involved in extra curricular activities through school. There are a variety of clubs to choose from, and students even have the ability to create their own clubs.
Wellness American Sigh Language Disaster Relief Amnesty International Green Knights Mock Trial Writing Center Spiritus Ski Club Dorm Council Magic Club Independent Art SLAM Leaders (International Event Coordinators) Tech Crew Class Officers Student Ambassadors Chinese Language and Culture Club Yearbook
Campus Ministry Math Team Community Service Peer Leadership Program Model U.N. National Honor Society Math and Science Center Joshua Club Marianapolis Family Network Outsider Art Resident Assistant Science Society of Marianapolis Captains’ Council Student Council Dorm Council Cultural Coffee House Spanish Club Marianapolis Abroad
Weekend Activities (Optional) Haunted Trail House Party Inter-‐school Dance Dodge ball Tournament Lock In Sumo-‐Wrestling Tournament SPAM (Students Performing at Marianapolis Blacksmithing Demonstration Higgins Armory Hanrahouse Party Flag Football Tournament Scavenger Hunt Drama Productions (x3) Dance Classes taught by a former “Rockette” Breakfast with Santa Caroling through the Knight Thanksgiving Dinner Candy House Decorating Christmas Dinner Homelessness Awareness Night Easter Dinner Easter Egg Hunt Harvest Breakfast Harvest Moon Festival Residential Service Learning Sunday Sumo Wrestling Tournament Christmas Lights Observation Fly Fishing Christmas in New York Cut Down a Christmas Tree Boston Pops Corn Maze Trips to Boston Solomon Pond Mall Ski Trip Bowling Laser Tag Burlington Mall Natick Mall Wrentham Outlets Providence Place Mall
Newport H-‐Mart Basketball Hall of Fame Relay for Life Divine Mercy Sunday Matulaitis Nursing Home Visits Professional Ultimate Frisbee Game Pawsox Game (Minor League Baseball) Prom Semi-‐Formal Dance Early Morning Fishing Trips 6-‐Flags Indoor Soccer College Visits Historic Roseland Cottage Ice Skating/Skiing/Snowboarding in Stowe, VT DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Snowshoe Adventure Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House Cape Cod National Seashore Tower Hill Botanical Gardens Mount Monadnock Block Island Blackstone Valley Price Chopper Wal-‐Mart Friday Night Gaming Movies in the Black Box Theater Stop & Shop New England Revolution Soccer Game Salem Haunted House Tour Turkey Dip King Richard’s Faire Hypnotist Spirit Week Sports Day Rake Day Horseback Riding Kayaking Spirit of Ethan Allen (ferry boat ride) Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center
A Team for Every Sport Athletics At Marianapolis, students can choose between 13 varsity teams and 19 other athletic programs, honing skills and building strength through daily afternoon practice.
Everyone at Marianapolis is required to participate in two sport seasons each year. Participation on either competitive teams or non-‐competitive athletic programming helps to fulfill this requirement.
Levels range from the following: 1. Thirds– Beginner level athletes interested in trying something different 2. JV – New or novice athletes 3. Varsity – Experienced athletes (more demanding practices and game schedule)
Girl’s Varsity Soccer Boy’s Varsity Cross Country Boy’s Varsity Soccer Girl’s Varsity Cross Country Girl’s JV Soccer Dance Boy’s JV Soccer Gymnastics Boy’s III’s Soccer Developmental Tennis Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Girl’s JV Tennis Girl’s JV Volleyball Boy’s Varsity Basketball Girl’s III’s Volleyball Girl’s Varsity Basketball Co-‐Ed Varsity Golf Boy’s V2 Basketball Co-‐Ed JV Golf Girl’s JV Basketball Boy’s Varsity Tennis Boy’s JV Basketball Girl’s Varsity Tennis Technology Crew Co-‐Ed Varsity Tennis Drama
Girl’s Varsity Lacrosse Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse Boy’s Intramurals Basketball Boy’s Varsity Wrestling Boy’s JV Wrestling Boy’s Varsity Baseball Girl’s Varsity Softball Boy’s JV Baseball Co-‐Ed Varsity Track & Field Co-‐Ed Varsity Ultimate Frisbee Co-‐Ed JV Ultimate Frisbee Co-‐Ed Varsity Indoor Track Crew 11
Visual Arts The program encourages individual creative expression, development of specific skills in each area, communication with the public through exhibitions and performances, and appreciation of all art forms. Effort is made where possible by people from each discipline to work collaboratively. Courses provide recognition of the role of the Arts in history and in our contemporary world. Courses Include: 1.
Printmaking and Experimental Drawing
Set and Costume Design
Assemblage and Jewelry Design
Clubs Include: 1.
Dance Marianapolis proudly opened its new dance studio, The Raenato and Anneke Patria Dance Studio in 2010. Led by veteran dancer and teacher, Kendra Sumner, the program is part of the academic curriculum as well as a sports option. Courses Include: 1.
Dance Technique I
Dance Technique II
Dance Technique III
Flexibility and Strength Development
Dance is also offered as a sport in the fall, winter, and spring. Semester performances allow dancers to showcase their talent each season.
Theater The Irwin Black Box Theatre provides a flexible, multi-‐purpose performing arts space for students in drama, music, and the arts. This new space opened in the autumn of 2010, adding dimension and depth to the school’s performing arts curriculum. At Marianapolis, the drama program produces three plays annually to showcase the talents of more than 200 students. Many Marianapolis actors have gone on to pursue performing arts in college, and others enjoy acting as a lifelong career. Courses Include: 1.
Theatre Skills I
Theatre Skills II
Theatre is also offered as a sport in the fall, winter and spring.
12 Angry Jurors The Movie Game Bye Bye Birdie Diary of Anne Frank
Music The Music Department offers students the opportunity to perform in a variety of ensembles, both choral and instrumental. In the classroom, traditional and contemporary literature is studied and performed in concerts on and off campus. In the school’s choral and instrumental groups, the goal is to instruct students in the fundamentals of music in order for them to be literate and proficient in reading and performing from various historical periods and musical styles. Vocal Courses Include: Vocal Courses Include: 1.
Freshmen Chorus 6. Beginner Guitar
Schola Choir 7. Music Theory II
Chamber Choir 8. Rock Band
Jazz Band 9. Wind Ensemble
World Music 10. Music Appreciation
11. Music Theory I
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