Father Marquette Catholic Academy

Father Marquette Catholic Academy, serving Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3–5) through eighth-grade students, is designed to help young people become responsible and independent young adults with lasting Christian values and morals. We strive to encourage development in academic, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical growth. We anchor all learning to our Catholic Faith.

Our School Features

  • Classical curriculum
  • Virtues program
  • One-to-one technology
  • Classical art program
  • Latin
  • Faith formation
  • Pre-Kindergarten (for children aged 33 months to 5-years-old)
  • Music program including band and choir
  • Athletic program 
  • Physical education 
  • After-school enrichment
  • Individualized instruction

Mission Statement

Centered in the person of Jesus Christ and grounded in the teachings of the Catholic Church, Father Marquette Catholic Academy is a mission of four Marquette parishes. Partnering with parents, we work to form students into disciples who will go forth to improve the world around them. We accomplish this by uniting the pursuits of faith and reason. Through rigorous academics grounded in the perennial classical curriculum and a commitment to personal attention of each student and their growth in virtue, we are dedicated to the complete formation of our students, remembering that in the end, only one thing is necessary.

Interesting Facts About Us

  • We provide a school environment where faith and knowledge meet.
  • We build a strong sense of community while providing opportunities for leadership and service.
  • All staff members are certified teachers, accredited by the state of Michigan.
  • Our students consistently score high on the norm-referenced tests and the state NWEA MAP testing which provides a thorough picture of student learning: how much they've grown, what they're ready to learn, and the specific skill gaps they need to master. 
  • Our class sizes are small, so students receive more individual attention.
  • We encourage active participation by parents and have a large core of parent volunteers.
  • All staff and volunteers have been trained in the “Protecting God’s Children” program as part of an ongoing effort to help create and maintain a safe environment.
  • Our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten curriculum is developmentally appropriate and hands-on.
  • The school curriculum offers the core subjects (math, science, language arts, religion, and social studies) along with art, music, and physical education. Our middle school (grades 5–8) also includes chorus, band, and multimedia technology.
  • Students make use of the latest technology. An active technology committee, composed of staff and parents, works to keep students and equipment “in the know.”