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Mr. Tinerella Welcomes Largest Incoming Freshman Class

Mr. Tinerella '84, Head of School and Principal, welcomes over 160 students in this year's Freshman Class at Orientation.  This two-day program helps new students get to know the campus, teachers and each other before the first day of school.



2015-2016 School Year Registration and Orientation Dates

Monday, August 17  - New Students and Returning Sophomores - Regole Field House
7:30am - 10:30am - New Student Registration
1:00pm - 3:00pm - Sophomores Registration

Tuesday, August 18 - Returning Juniors and Seniors - Regole Field House
7:30am - 10:30am - Junior Registration
9:30am - 11:30am - Senior Registration

Wednesday - August 19 - 7:30am - 3:00pm - Lunch will be provided
Thursday - August 20  - 7:00am - 3:00pm
Arrive between 7:00am and 7:15am to organize your locker.  Bring your own lunch.

For both days:
Wear your school uniform (blue Marmion polo, khaki pants, belts, shoes/socks)
Bring: iPad*, agenda book*, class schedule*, notebook, pen or pencil

*=provided at registration on August 17

1st Place for Marmion/Rosary Band in Morengo Settler's Day Parade
The Marmion Rosary Band received the first place trophy in Parade Competition class A at the Morengo Settler’s Day Parade and Field Show competition held Sunday October 12th.  In field show competiton, Marmion-Rosary place fourth behind Evergreen Park (first place), Sandwich (second), and Morris (third).   The Marmion-Rosary Marching Band is under the direction of Mr. Stephen Thurlow, assistant Brian Birch, guard directors Samantha Dedic and Carrie Huebner, drill choreographer Alan Temby, Drum Majors Jacob Nardone and Genevieve Streich, and guard Captain Suzanne Quinn. 

Abbot Vincent Receives Distinguished Service Award
Abbot Vincent Bataille, OSB  of Marmion Abbey & Academy was named the recipient of Marmion Academy’s Fr. Alcuin Deck Distinguished Service Award for the first semester of the 2013-2014 academic year.  This award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding contribution and faithful service to Marmion Academy and in gratitude for exemplifying a spirit of charity and dedication as a member of the Marmion faculty and staff. Abbot Vincent’s record of service to the Academy is lengthy and distinguished and well deserving of this award. Read more ....

Marmion's Chorus to Perform at The Moving Wall Veterans Service
The Marmion Men’s Chorus will be featured at a nondenominational religious service honoring the veterans who gave their lives for freedom. The service will take place at The Moving Wall Vietnam Veteran Memorial located on the practice soccer fields at West Aurora High School (1201 W. New York St.) on Sunday, November 10 at 10am. Read more ...

Five Seniors Named National Merit Commended Students

Five Marmion Academy seniors have been honored with Commended status in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Competition.  Daniel W. Creighton, Garrett J. Fisher, Thomas B. Schafer, Joseph R. Talbot, and Matthew C. Walz placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).  Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for special scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.

Top Cadets Receive Military Promotions

Marmion Academy’s JROTC program honored 40 cadets with military promotions at the annual Sabre Ceremony on Friday, September 6, 2013.  These senior cadets were presented with a sabre (officers) or a sword (sergeants) by their parents, as they were promoted to the highest ranks in available in the JROTC program.  The following are Marmion’s JROTC student leaders for the 2013-14 school year. Read more ...

Academic Angling proves the best of sports to coach
A Kane County Chronicle article by Dr. Holinger

MA/RHS Band and Drill Team to Perform in Aurora

The Marmion-Rosary Band and Marmion Drill Team will be performing together for the Fiestas Patrias Aurora Parade on Sunday, September 15th.  The parade step off is at 11:00 a.m. and will wind through downtown Aurora. Fiestas Patrias Aurora brings sound, culture, and taste of Mexico in a two day festival of September 14th and 15th.  It celebrates a series of Mexican holidays including Mexico’s Independence, the anniversary of the revolution, the anniversary of the constitution, and commemorates the Mexican Workers Union. Fiestas Patrias Aurora is also the independence celebration for Chile, Peru and Guatemala. Come and enjoy this wonderful celebration! The Marmion Drill Team is under the leadership of Sergeant Major John Gissel. The Marmion-Rosary Band is under the direction of Stephen Thurlow.

Help Support MARMATHON 2013!
We need your help to make MARMATHON 2013 a success! MARMATHON is a student led fundraiser to help offset the 20% gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating each Cadet. More importantly it is away for the entire school to have some fun and potentially win a day off from school. The MARMATHON event will take place during Homecoming Week on Friday, September 27.  Students will be treated to a picnic lunch and will run the Marmion Abbey corn maze, the largest in Kane County. By Sponsoring a Cadet at the $25 level, you will be entered to win a set of 4 tickets to the Chicago Bears vs New York Giants game (valued at $1,200)! Sponsor a Cadet today!

SPC for Business and Government formed by Marmion with Business Only Broadband and Lemko Corp
Marmion Academy announces the formation of the SPC (Simulation Prototyping Consortium for Business and Government) in partnership with Business Only Broadband and Lemko Corporation. The SPC Consortium will accelerate the benefits of modern day Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Schools and serve the needs of 21st century education by opening a cutting edge M2C Computational Science Living-Lab on their 325 acre campus in Aurora, IL. The Living-Lab will be supported through Marmion's Computational STEM Education and Training (CSET) Center and its newly formed C/PARC Engineering Center. Read more ...

BIG TICKET Raffle Winners Announced
Congratulations to Tom Barry, our $25,000 BIG TICKET Raffle winner! Tom will receive an additional $2500 as the seller of the winning BIG TICKET. Click here for a complete list of the 2013 BIG TICKET Raffle winners and sellers.

Marmion Students Spend a Week of Service at Nazareth Farm
Ten Marmion students along with 3 adults joined other students and adults for a week of service at Nazareth Farm from June 2-8. Nazareth Farm is a Catholic community in rural West Virginia that transforms lives through a service-retreat experience. They are devoted to living out the Gospel message through the cornerstones of community, simplicity, prayer, and service. They serve alongside their neighbors to address substandard housing by providing home repair. They celebrate the richness of Appalachia and experience God by building relationships between our volunteers and the local community. Read more ...

Marmion Graduates Earn Over $13 Million in Scholarships

Marmion Academy in Aurora graduated the 109 members of the Class of 2013 on May 26. Class Valedictorian Samuel Eallonardo, Salutatorian Matthew Switzer, Student Council President Jackson Rettig, Baccalaureate Mass Speaker Brett Koskinen, Exemplar Ducis (Ideal Leader) Peter Shares and guest speaker Dr. James P. Loftus ’76, president of Cardinal Stritch University, addressed the graduates.  Associate Headmaster Julie Garofalo announced that 83% of the graduates were awarded scholarships and grants totaling more than $13 million. The Class of 2013 will attend 67 different universities in 20 states next year. Of the 109 graduates, 43 were National Honor Society Members, 35 were Illinois State Scholars, 22 will play a sport at the university of their choice, 6 received Military Academy nominations, 3 were Advanced Placement Scholars, 2 were Advanced Placement Scholars with Honors, 2 were National Merit Commended Students, 1 was National Merit Finalist and 1 will be entering directly into the US Marines. Read more ...

Eight Seniors Receive the St. Timothy Youth Award
Marmion Academy is pleased to announce that the following members of the Class of 2013 have received the St. Timothy Youth Award: Nathan Colwell, Marc Derrico, Alex Lopez, John Pacer, John Peters, Jackson Rettig, Zach Sagstetter, and Sam Thill. The St. Timothy Youth Award is a national recognition award given to youth by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry in collaboration with the Diocese of Rockford Catholic Education Office. Read more ...

Grahovec, Maryanski and Ruddy Finish in Top Ten at IHSA State Track & Field
Congratulations to senior Jake Ruddy and juniors Kevin Grahovec and Tyler Maryanski their outstanding finish at the IHSA Boys Track & Field State Finals on Saturday, May 25.
  • Jake Ruddy finished 9th in the long jump with a 22' 4 3/4" jump
  • Kevin Grahovec finished 4th in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:54.77
  • Tyler Maryanski tied for 10th in the high jump with a 6' 4" jump

Announcing the 2013 Senior Send Off Golf Outing
The Sports Boosters is sponsoring the 4th Annual Senior Send Off slated for June 21st with a noon shotgun start at Tanna Farms. Cost is $500 per foursome (or $140 for individual golfers) and includes green and cart fees, and a pig roast dinner after the round. While the outing is designed for graduating seniors and their dads, it is open to all Marmion Family and Friends. Gather up a foursome and come out to have some great fun, great food, and great times with friends and family. Foursomes are now available to reserve. Please send an email to Jim Faunce or Mike Eberth with your intent to play and number of players.

JROTC Academic Team Set to Recapture National Title

After advancing through two phases of competition, Marmion Academy’s JROTC Academic Team will compete in the final Championship round of The College Options Foundation’s 2013 JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl in Washington, D.C., on the campus of George Mason University, June 21 – 25, 2013.  The 2013 JROTC Academic team is comprised of juniors Daniel Creighton of Geneva, Eric Lifka of Aurora, Brian Simon of LaGrange and Zachary Wulbert of Batavia along with sophomores Joseph Dutton of Aurora, Thomas Sieben of Aurora and Robert Stephens of Bartlett. Read more ...

Leadership Programs Award Top Honors
Marmion Academy’s leadership programs announced their new student leaders for the 2013-14 school year during awards ceremonies on May 10.  Top students from each program were also recognized for their outstanding work throughout this school year. Read more ...
Junior Daniel Creighton announced as new JROTC Battalion Commander
Junior Nicholas Ruble named 2013-14 LEAD Executive Student Director

Marmion Math Team Places Fourth in State

The Marmion Math Team finished fourth out of 61 teams in Division 2A at the ICTM State Math Finals on Saturday, May 4 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The team placed in the top 10 in the state in 13 out of 14 possible events. In addition, every student on the team medaled in at least one event, with most winning a maximum of 3 medals out of 3 events.  Overall, the Marmion Math Team took home 62 state medals. Read more ...

Abbot Announces New Organizational Structure

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
In early 2012, upon Headmaster, Dr. James Quaid’s recommendation, he and I discussed the need to make some revisions to the organizational structure of Marmion Academy in order to strengthen the mission of the Academy, clarify duties and help the institution run more effectively.  In early 2013, the Board of Trustees Long-Range Planning Committee, chaired by Board Chairman, Greg McKnight,  took up this same issue and has made a formal recommendation to me, as President of Marmion Academy, to make specific revisions to the organizational structure of Marmion Academy.  After consultation with the Board of Trustee Long Range Planning Committee, with the Abbey Council, with Dr. Quaid and with Mr. Anthony Tinerella, I have approved their recommendation, effective July 1, 2013. Read more ...

Enjoy Art, Theater and Music at the 2013 Fine Arts Forum
The Marmion Fine Arts Department will present their 2013 Fine Arts Forum on Thursday, May 16th. There will be a visual art display of Studio, Digital Design, and Art Appreciation prints from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. featuring the work of the Marmion Art department under the direction of Lisa Dzuricsko and Jean McLean. At 7:00 p.m. students  of Kristin Voris will present a one act theatrical production. At 7:30 p.m. the Marmion-Rosary Band, Marmion-Rosary Jazz Ensemble, the Marmion Men’s Chorus, the Marmion-Rosary Color Guard, and selected ensembles will perform their spring concert. Read more ...

Class of 2013 Graduation Signs
Graduation lawn signs for the Class of 2013 are available for pick up in the Development Office. Signs will also be distributed at the Mothers' Club Luncheon on Friday, May 10.

Marmion-Rosary Band Receives Record 48 Gold State Medals
The Marmion-Rosary Band, directed by Stephen Thurlow and assisted by Matt Kokes, competed in the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Solo and Ensemble Contest at the University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee on Saturday April 27, 2013.  Only students that had received Star performances in the Class A competition at the district level were invited to compete in this festival. The Marmion-Rosary Band received 48 State Gold and 15 State Silver medals. Read more ...

Grandparents Day - April 26

Campus Closing at 1:25 PM TODAY, 4/18
Due to predicted weather conditions Marmion's campus will close at 1:25 today. 7th & 8th period classes have been canceled along with all practices/games. Drivers Ed has also been canceled. As of now, there WILL be dress rehearsal for the play at 4 pm - if anything changes, participants will be notified by 3 pm.

Stephen Thurlow Awarded Marmion's Distinguished Service Award

Stephen Thurlow, Marmion Academy’s Fine Arts Chairman and Band Director,  was presented with the Fr. Alcuin Deck Distinguished Service Award for the second semester of the 2012-2013 academic year on Tuesday, April 16.  This award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding contribution and faithful service to Marmion Academy and in gratitude for exemplifying a spirit of charity and dedication as a member of the Marmion faculty and staff. Read more ...

Marmion Appoints New Headmaster
Abbot John Brahill OSB, President of Marmion Academy in Aurora announced that Anthony Tinerella, a 1984 Marmion graduate, will take over as the next Headmaster at the Catholic, Benedictine high school effective July 1. Tinerella will fill the position currently held by Dr. James Quaid, who has accepted the position of principal at Gordon Tech College Prep on Chicago’s north side. Tinerella holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in Education and Administration from North Central College.

 “I am confident that Mr. Tinerella will continue and build upon the work that Dr. Quaid has done during these past two years in order to strengthen the educational mission of Marmion Academy in the coming years,”  said Abbot John Brahill. Read more ...

Marmion presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Marmion Academy will present its spring musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, April 20 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm; and Sunday, April 21 at 2:00 pm in the Academy's Alumni Hall. Reserved seating tickets are $10, limited seating will be available at the door. Tickets can be purchase online or by calling Maria Thornton at 630-966-7644. Read more ...

Marmion-Rosary Band Earns 102 Medals in WSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest

The Marmion-Rosary Band competed in the North Shore District Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) Solo and Ensemble contest on March 16. The musicians earned a total of 83 first division gold medals (69 Class A, 11 Class B and 3 Class C) and 19 silver medals. Fifty-five of these students will compete in the State Solo and Ensemble contest on April 27 at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. These state-bound students performed literature from the most difficult list (class A) and received a “star first rating”. Read more ...

Abbey Church - Holy Week & Easter Liturgies

Schroeder Snipers Rifle Team Takes 3rd in State
Marmion Academy’s Schroeder Snipers Rifle Team competed in the Illinois High School Rifle League State Championship on March 2. They competed in Precision Air Rifle and Sporter Air Rifle classes and each team took 3rd place in their respective classes. Read more...

Entire Math Team Qualifies for State
The Marmion Math Team finished in 2nd place in the ICTM Regional Competition on Feb. 23, losing only to 5-time state champion University of Chicago Lab School.  Marmion placed ahead of Montini, St. Francis, Lisle, and Nazareth.  Marmion Academy is currently ranked #4 in the state in Division 2A.  This gives the Cadets their 7th consecutive berth as a whole-team qualifier in the ICTM State Finals on Saturday, May 4 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read more ....

Bill Johnson Awarded by Joliet Catholic Diocese
Bill Johnson, Director of Campus Ministry, Theology teacher and 1964 Marmion graduate, received the Pier Giorgio Frassati Achievement Award from the Catholic Diocese of Joliet. This award is in recognition for special achievement demonstrated through extraordinary work in the field of Youth Ministry. The award was presented to Johnson by Joliet Diocese Bishop R. Daniel Conlon at the 4th Annual Ministry Appreciation Banquet on January 31. Read more ...

Eallonardo Named National Merit Finalist
Marmion Academy is proud to announce that senior, Samuel Eallonardo, son of Damian and Christine Eallonardo of Yorkville, has been named a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Eallonardo is one of 15,000 high school senior Finalists across the United States in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Read more ...

IAEA Traveling Student Show at marmion
The IAEA Student Show, which includes a self-portrait by Marmion alumnus Daniel Klug ’12,  will be on display in the Dr. Scholl Exhibit Mezzanine throughout the month of January. The show is open to the public from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm on school days. A reception, also open to the public, will be held on Sunday, January 27 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Read more ...

LIVE broadcast of Marmion / ACC tonight

(1/11/13) The Marmion Broadcasting Club has finally secured an Internet Air Card that will give them the capability to broadcast tonight's game live from Aurora Central Catholic H.S. Both the sophomore and varsity games will be broadcasted, 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. respectively. If you don't have a ticket for tonight's game, the Marmion Broadcasting Club hopes you'll follow the action with them onlineRead more ...

Marmion to Hold Open Auditions for Kids Grades 2-8
Marmion Academy will host open auditions for boys and girls in grades 2-8 who would like to be a part of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Auditons will be Wednesday, January 16 beginning at 5 pm in room 115 at Marmion Academy located at 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora. The show will run the weekend of April 19. Children are asked to prepare a selection from “Close Every Door” and “Any Dream Will Do.” Interested individuals should have their parents/guardians contact Kristin Voris at for a copy of the informational packet.

Student Artists Participate in City Exhibit
Marmion Academy student artists will have their work on display at the Winter Garden of Youth Art, an annual exhibition of works of art by Aurora students from K-12. The artwork of Andrew Grahovec ’14, Brandon Rockwood ’14, Chris Unruh ’14, Finn Gleason ’14 and Joe Fahey ’13 will be on display at the Aurora Public Art Commission’s 3rd floor gallery at 20 E. Downer Place from Dec. 14 – Jan. 25. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Dec. 14 from 5-7pm.

Youth Baseball Boot Camp
Marmion’s head baseball coach, Dave Rakow, along with the Marmion coaching staff and varsity baseball players will be hosting a youth preseason baseball boot camp from Jan. 3 – 5, 2013 at Marmion Academy (1000 Butterfield Road, Aurora). Boys ages 10-14 are encouraged to kick start their 2013 season with a preseason camp that will teach the skills, drills and workout plan necessary to improve game play. Read more ...

Complete Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets Provided to Local Families

Marmion Academy’s JROTC Adventure Platoon provided twenty Kane and Kendall County families with the makings for a Thanksgiving feast.  On Monday, November 19 each family, selected by DayOne Network in Geneva, was presented with a frozen turkey and all of the ingredients necessary for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner as well as a $50 gift card. Read more ...

Scholarship Qualifying Entrance Exam
Marmion Academy High School is hosting its Scholarship Qualifying Entrance Exam for 8th grade boys on Saturday, December 1st beginning at 9:00 AM. In order to register for the exam, an application for admission must be filed prior to or on the day of the exam. December is the only test date for the Scholarship Qualifying exam. The exam must be taken at Marmion to qualify for a scholarship. Ten scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen based on academic merit of the exam.

Sherry Brown Awarded Marmion's Distinguished Service Award
Sherry Brown was named the recipient of Marmion Academy’s Fr. Alcuin Deck Distinguished Service Award for the first semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. This award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding contribution and faithful service to Marmion Academy and in gratitude for exemplifying a spirit of charity and dedication as a member of the Marmion faculty and staff. Read more ...

Seniors Recognized in National Merit Program

Two Marmion Academy seniors have been honored with Commended status in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Competition.  Jacob C. Gilmore and Matthew D. Switzer placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students participating.  Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for special scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.

Veterans’ Day Observance Ceremony
Marmion Academy will hold its annual Veterans’ Day Observance Ceremony on Friday, November 9 at 3:15 p.m. in the Alumni Hall gymnasium. The Marmion JROTC Cadet Corps will honor all veterans and especially deceased alumni veterans of war during the after school formation and parade. The public is welcome to attend.

The guest  of honor at this year’s ceremony is Fr. Paul Weberg, OSB. Fr. Paul is a monk at Marmion Abbey and a theology teacher at Marmion Academy. In addition to his roles at Marmion, Fr. Paul serves as a Military Chaplain in the Illinois Army National Guard and has been deployed to Iraq, Italy, and Botswana, as well as to many locations within the United States. 

Senior Golfer Liam Creamer Advances to State

Fall Open House

Marmion Academy is hosting its Fall Open House for 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys on Sunday, November 4. There will be a brief presentation at 1:00 PM in the gymnasium after which families will have the opportunity to tour the school or visit with faculty and staff.  No registration necessary for the event. More information ...

Top Marmion Cadets Receive Military Promotions
Marmion Academy’s JROTC program honored 40 cadets with military promotions at the annual Sabre Ceremony on Friday, September 7, 2012.  Senior cadets were presented with a sabre (officers) or a sword (sergeants) by their parents, as they were promoted to the highest ranks in available in the JROTC program.

Run for the Pink Twilight 5k
The Marmion Academy Cadets, along with the Rosary High School Royals, are hosting a Run for the Pink Twilight 5k on Saturday, September 22. All participants that pre-register by September 15th will receive a T-shirt. Don't delay - register today!

Brock Krueger: Marmion QB Leads On the Field and Off
Read All Star Magazine's article on Brock and his efforts to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Good Selection of Christmas Trees at Abbey Farms Despite Dry, Hot Summer
“We’re doing OK,” said Adam Voirin, director of operations at Abbey Farms. “We had enough rain in the spring where most of the trees put on a foot of growth. Customers should expect a good selection.” (Read full article)

Live Streaming of Varsity Football Game

We are pleased to announce that the Marmion varsity football game Friday, August 24th at 7:30 against Jacobs is being broadcast LIVE on  If you are unable to attend in person, go to to watch what the game. This broadcast will be streamed live on the Internet, iPhones, iPads and Droid Devices. A rebroadcast and highlight clips of the game will be available so you can relive the exciting moments of the contest. Go Cadets!!!

An Update from Fr. Paul

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