Rich in Marianist tradition, students at St. Mary's South Side Catholic High School are encouraged to explore their minds and grow not only academically but personally, spiritually and athletically. However, it is St. Mary’s South Side Catholic approach to teaching academics that is the best-kept secret in Catholic Education. 

St. Mary’s South Side Catholic's focus for the last several years has been translating the current brain research on the male adolescent brain and incorporating a differentiated approach to instruction to reach and teach every student that enters their doors. Not only has St. Mary's South Side Catholic expanded their curriculum to include more hands-on and experiential learning opportunities, but St. Mary's South Side Catholic commitment to professional development combined with faculty's weekly professional learning teams with the consultation of Jane E. Pollock has created an exciting and novel approach to education.

St. Mary's South Side Catholic Curriculum Guide is an ongoing live document that is reviewed, changed and updated every year. St. Mary's South Side Catholic is moving toward Standards Based Grading in which students are assessed on whether they meet certain Standards and Benchmarks in each course. More information to come!
This course guide has been designed to provide you with the information you need to plan your education at St. Mary's South Side Catholic High School. Course descriptions are listed by department and are updated each spring.