Marian Scholars Program


The Marian Scholars Program at DSHA is a student-centered, inclusive education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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At DSHA, each girl’s schedule is carefully designed with input from parents/guardians, teachers, and the girls themselves. Every girl in the Marian Scholars Program has a schedule that includes a mixture of general education academic and elective classes, as well as special education classes in reading, writing, and math that are specifically designed for students in the program.

Marian Scholars | Sample Freshman Schedule

1st period | Academic Reading*
2nd period | Functional Math*
3rd period |  Language and Composition I*
4th period | Applied Wellness/ Applied Wellness Seminar
5th period | Cultures and Civilizations
6th period | The Bible: The Living Word of God
7th period | Camerata Choir
8th period | World Language

* Classes designed and taught specifically for students in the Marian Scholars Program.


During the girls’ junior and senior years at DSHA, they will work closely with teachers and counselors to explore their post high school options.

The Marian Scholars Program will culminate in achieving a certificate of completion and participation in the commencement ceremony.

Marian Scholars Faculty

Scholarships & the Marian Scholars Program

For more information, including Marian Scholars admissions, contact:

Mary Anderson

Director of Marian Scholars
(414) 462-3742, Ext. 3881

Gretchen Caraher

Marian Scholars Faculty
(414) 462-3742, Ext. 3883


Students in the Marian Scholars Program pay the same tuition and fees as other students.

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  • Special Needs Scholarship Grant | for all Marian Scholar families

    We ask all of our Marian Scholar families to apply for this program. We are committed to each and every student, and the state funds from this grant will be applied to offset the unique costs for the program. As in almost every private school there is a gap in the cost of education for every student between what is charged for tuition and the true cost of educating the student.  At DSHA, the gap is quite a bit larger for our Marian Scholars, as our staffing, curricular materials, and assessment tools go above and beyond the traditional academic program. 
    DPI will post the SNSP Student Application Form for first-time students as well as transfer students at the end of June. All of our families will be able to apply in early July. Once the forms are posted, DSHA will share them with you, ask you to complete them and return them to Marian Scholars Program Director Mary Anderson. DSHA is then responsible for submitting the forms to each of your individual school districts. Those districts will then provide the funds to DSHA. 
  • Financial Aid | for Marian Scholar families seeking tuition assistance

    We are committed to supporting our Marian Scholars and their families in every way possible to keep our program strong and successful.  If you are in need of assistance with tuition, you MUST fill out a financial aid application. If you do not fill out the application for Financial Aid, you will be expected to pay full tuition.
    If you are in need of financial aid, please fill out the application online as soon as possible.  We are currently determining financial aid for the 2022 – 2023 school year, and will need your application for consideration. Financial aid information can be found here , or you can reach out to Ann Duffy, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid,
  • Choice Eligibilty

    Because this is not a diploma program, students are not eligible via the Milwaukee Parental School Choice program.

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