Marianapolis Preparatory School

Marianapolis Preparatory School

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Marianapolis Preparatory School is a private, co-educational, Catholic high school located in rural Thompson, Connecticut.

History

Marianapolis College was established in 1926 under the guidance of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception. They established the school on the site of the Reams' Estate, just west of the center of Thompson, Connecticut, and subsequently used the Reams' mansion as the main building on campus. Marianapolis College was ordered by the Government of the State of Connecticut to award college degrees in 1936 due to a need for said degrees prior to World War II), but later opted for the sole title of Preparatory School. In 1955, Marianapolis officially became part of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. A fire broke out in early 1964 which destroyed the main school building, killing one Marian brother, but Father John Petrauskas, the then-headmaster, and the other students were able to escape. After the fire, students were mandated to serve classes in the basement of St. John's Dormitory. In 1974 the school finally became co-educational due to low enrollment after the oil crisis of the 1970s. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s Marianapolis endured enrollment hardships, but was able to graduate about 35 students per year.

Athletics

Athletics are a crucial part of the Marianapolis experience. Each student is required to participate in 2 sports after school for the entirety of that sport's season. There are 3 seasons at Marianapolis: Fall,...
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