About Our School
Letter from Our Head of School
Welcome to Marian University Preparatory School!
My name is Dr. Elisha Schlabach, and I am the Head of School for Marian University Preparatory School, a private, faith-focused K-12 school that blends living with learning in the 21st century. I have been in education for 20 years, and I love engaging with families and working with students to help them grow and succeed. As the landscape of education evolves, I am excited to help launch an innovative platform that really works for families and is student-centered. At Marian University Preparatory School, we believe all students deserve to master what they love and learn as they live. So, as we prepare for our inaugural school year in August 2022, I invite you to discover more.
Here's our back story:
Despite technology adaptations mobilizing, personalizing, and transforming countless other industries, education has been slow to adopt these tools that can personalize and individualize K-12 learning. Now more than ever, curriculum and instruction need to be research-based, engaging, relevant to students' futures, and flexibly delivered, combining meaningful work-based experiences and high-quality academics. In short, education needs to serve both the individual needs of the student and the imperatives of the 21st century.
It is because of this motivation, Marian University Preparatory School was founded by Marian University, an innovative Catholic Franciscan institution distinguished in its ability to prepare transformative leaders for service to the world. Marian University Preparatory School serves a very distinct, powerful mission – to personalize each student’s education in an accessible, faith-focused environment, while transforming the delivery of traditional K-12 education for every student and teacher.
So, why should you learn more?
Marian University Preparatory School embraces innovation without sacrificing quality. Our innovative school environment provides a safe, enriching space for students to apply their talents and develop the necessary self-discipline to thrive, while benefiting from a schedule that works for them. Marian University Preparatory School provides high-quality, relevant academics in a way that is flexible, personalized, and grounded in faith. By doing so, we guide students a delivery system where learning and living serve one another – something we call "learn as you live."
We are in search of our founding community of students, families, faculty, and supporters who will make history at Marian University Preparatory School as we prepare to open in August 2022. I encourage you to discover our great school and the benefits it provides for you and your family.
Come join us at Marian University Preparatory School and be a part of a vibrant school community!
Dr. Elisha Schlabach
Head of School