How to Apply to Marian

There is a place for everyone at Marian, and we can’t wait to have you here!

A Marian education is an investment that lasts a lifetime. Outstanding academics, rich spirituality, and ongoing opportunities to develop confidence and leadership skills will guide you from eager freshman to independent, college-bound graduate. Students of all faith backgrounds are welcome at Marian. You’ll meet girls from all over Omaha, expand your circle of friends, and develop an enduring sisterhood with your class.


Whether you are interested in athletics, the arts, community service or technology, there is a place for everyone at Marian. To reserve your place in our incoming freshman class or to transfer to Marian, see the guidelines below.

Questions? Please contact Assistant Principal Jen Feregrino Christen ’96.

Admissions Process

Application to Marian as an incoming freshman involves taking the 8th Grade Placement Exam. In the Archdiocese of Omaha, all Catholic high schools administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT) on the second Saturday in January. 

At Marian, the placement exam results are used to award academic scholarships and place each student in appropriate freshman courses. If a student does not take the placement exam at Marian, she may need to take additional testing.

Incoming Freshman Application Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I take the 8th Grade Placement Exam at Marian?

Only those students taking the test at Marian have the opportunity for academic scholarships. Results from this exam provide optimal course placement for your freshman year. 

What if I took the placement exam at another school? 

We can use the scores you received on that placement exam and the admission recommendation form for application to Marian. 

What if I want to test into higher level coursework?

Students may be recommended for higher level coursework based on their placement exam scores. Additional testing is available in math and world languages. 

What if I need testing accommodations?

Testing accommodations are offered for those students with a current IEP or accommodation plan. For more information, contact Assistant Principal Jen Feregrino Christen ’96 402-571-2618 x1108 or

How do I tour or shadow? 

To set up a shadow visit or tour, click here or contact Director of Recruitment Katy Core at or 402.571.2618 x1161. This is a great opportunity to meet our students and faculty, see our campus, and learn about our expanded curriculum. We will pair your daughter with a current student that has similar interests. Parents can arrange a tour as well. 

Can I apply for tuition assistance?

Marian works with each family to meet all demonstrated financial need. For the best outcome, apply for aid early. Click here for more information. Contact Director of Tuition Assistance Shari Andersen Reynolds ’83 if you have any questions. 402-571-2618 x1135 or

Transfer Student Admission

High school students who are interested in transferring to Marian must have a parent contact the Assistant Principal for specifics on transferring. The transfer process requires that you:

Admissions Policy

Marian is a Catholic educational community open to academically qualified girls who uphold the philosophy and mission of Marian High School. Entrance tests and transfer evaluations are part of the admissions criteria. All curricular and course requirements apply to each girl who aspires to achieve a Marian diploma. For more detailed information, visit the admissions calendar for important recruitment dates.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

We encourage a diverse community and admit students without regard to religion, race, color, or national or ethnic origin.