Marist School

  • Marist School is an independent, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory day school enrolling approximately 1,100 boys and girls in grades seven through twelve.
  • It is owned and operated by the Society of Mary (more commonly known as the Marists), a religious congregation of priests and brothers founded in France in 1836.
  • Marist School was founded in downtown Atlanta in 1901 and is the oldest Catholic school in the Atlanta area.
  • The school moved to its current site on Ashford Dunwoody Road in 1962.
  • The mission of Marist School is to form the whole person in the image of Christ through instruction grounded in religious values, the teachings of the Catholic Church, and the spirit of the Society of Mary.
  • The mission is advanced through communal pursuit of excellence in academic, religious, extracurricular, leadership, and service programs.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Year Founded1901

Student Body

Total Students1080 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Marist School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers86 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
83%
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses22 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1333
Average ACT score30
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 28
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,030
Admissions DirectorJim Byrne
Admissions AssociateAngela Elledge
Endowment Size$23.1 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceDiving,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWeightlifting,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Team, Blue and Gold Newspaper, Broadcasting, Campus Ministry, Community Service, Debate, Honor Societies, Peer Leadership, Robotics, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Dance, Drama, Marching Band

School Notes

  • The unique mission of Marist School to form the whole person in the image of Christ is created by blending three distinct traditions: the pursuit of academic excellence, the heritage of Catholic education, and the spirit of the Society of Mary.
  • As an academic community, Marist School maintains excellence in teaching and high expectations for learning in an environment that values scholarship and achievement.
  • Marist offers its students a curriculum that cultivates extensive knowledge and academic skills, intellectual acumen, formation of character, aesthetic appreciation, and physical well-being, in order to prepare them for college studies, civic leaderships, and the lifelong pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty.
  • As a Catholic school, Marist is guided by the educational mission and doctrinal teaching of the Catholic Church.
  • Respecting religious diversity, Marist welcomes a significant number of students from other traditions.
  • Through formal instruction, common worship, and religious activities, Marist assists students in forming their consciences by emphasizing the dignity and integrity of the individual, the primacy of transcendent values and Jesus' call to love and serve others, especially the poor.

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