Excellence and Distinction Since 1926
Marianapolis was established in 1926 under the sponsorship of the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception. Its mission was to prepare young men to take leadership roles in society and in the Catholic Church with poise, confidence, and competence. Although Marianapolis was empowered by the State of Connecticut in 1936 to confer college degrees, during World War II the decision was made to become exclusively a preparatory school, one of excellence and distinction. Marianapolis Preparatory School was accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges in 1955. The school became coeducational in 1974. In 2001, the Trinity Foundation (a group of parents, alumni, and friends) assumed governance of the school, , naming Marilyn Ebbitt Headmistress, while the Marian Fathers and Brothers retained ownership. This arrangement continues today.
Spiritual Life — The Catholic Tradition
Marianapolis is a Catholic school that is inclusive of all faiths. Spirituality is the foundation for a compassionate, sensitive, and giving person. Our school community fosters respect for others, appreciation of diversity, and community service. Marianapolis challenges its young women and men to extend themselves – both spiritually and intellectually – and provides an environment where they can grow into mature, self-directed adults of vision and purpose. All students attend First Friday Mass and other special day Masses. Boarding students attend Sunday Mass. There is a daily Mass for students wishing to attend.