Admissions Frequently-Asked Questions
What percentage of Marist students graduate and attend college?
97% of our students graduate in 4 years. In the last 3 years, 94 % continued on to higher education; 13% attended a 2-year institution and 81% attended a 4-year institution. Our school profile may be viewed here.
Do students receive a full schedule of classes?
Yes, all students receive a full schedule of 7 classes without free periods or study halls. A course overview of all classes is available and our Course Catalog may be viewed here.
How much does it cost to attend Marist?
For the 2018-2019 school year, Marist is launching the new Equal Access Tuition Program. Tuition will be $5,500 to $11,850 depending on a family’s financial ability. Those with greater financial need will be offered tuition assistance and/or tuition work grants to help meet their Equal Access Tuition obligation. Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year will be announced in January 2019.
Does Marist have an open campus?
No, Marist has a closed campus. Generally seniors, with parental permission, may elect to take 6 classes instead of 7 and have a free period, typically 5th period at lunch, during which they may go off campus. Our closed campus helps to create community and foster student relationships in a safe environment.
What extra-curricular activities does Marist offer?
Marist offers a wide variety of activities, clubs, and sports from football and golf to theatre and music to NHS and chess club. Almost 97% of Marist students participate in extra-curricular activities. There is no additional fee to play sports. To see all that we offer, view our Student Activities Guide.
Do you have to be Catholic to attend Marist?
We welcome and respect students from all faith backgrounds. All Marist students participate in our Catholic traditions by taking 4 years of Theology class, attending monthly school Masses, and completing 65 hours of Christian service. Currently, our student population is 45% Catholic and our current staff is 45% Catholic.
Does Marist have a dress code?
Marist has a dress code that encourages appropriate dress and emphasizes modesty in a Catholic school environment and maintains an environment conducive to academic goals and achievement. It is a dress code, not a uniform. For an overview of our dress code, please see our Student/Parent Handbook.
What opportunities are there for parent involvement?
Parents are invited and encouraged to volunteer their time and talent at Marist. Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to, working in the front office, Academic Resource Center or Counseling Department, helping with athletic events, or helping with the annual auction.