“I was accepted into a highly competitive business school that admits only 35 students every fall. Most students enter the program during the fall term of their junior year. Due to the college credit I earned while at Marist, I will enter the business school honors program this coming fall, a year ahead of schedule. I am so blessed for this opportunity and thankful for the Marist community and all of the faculty members who have had an influence on me.”
– Nate ('12)
Marist offers 19 College Now classes in subjects such as Science, Math, History, English, and Languages.
Daily academic support is available for students.
What percentage of Marist students graduate and attend college?
97.9% of our students graduate in 4 years. In the last 3 years, 99.5 % continued on to higher education; 11% attended a 2-year institution and 89% 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 2016-2017 school year tuition is $11,100. In addition, there is an annual $450 registration fee and the cost of books. All students purchase their own books which range in cost depending on year in school and courses being taken.
Is tuition assistance available?
Yes. Marist has a robust tuition assistance program. Currently 39% of our students receive tuition assistance. For more information about the program, how to apply, and tuition payment options, go to Tuition and Fees page here.
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 comprised of 50% Catholic and 50% non-Catholic. Our current staff is 60% Catholic and 40% non-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. Our Parent Volunteer Form (PDF) is available here and our Incoming Parent Guide may be viewed here. To learn more about Marist Parent Association, visit MPA’s web page.
What is MPA?
Marist Parent Association (MPA) promotes the partnership between the parents and Marist Catholic High School, acting as a forum for communication, school spirit and community involvement. The association does not participate in school policy-making.
With parent volunteers, MPA organizes and assists with some school projects such as the Student Directory and events such as: Bingo, Teacher Christmas Cookie Exchange, Winter Dances, etc. MPA also assists with hospitality at some events put on by the school such as: Root Beer Social, Preview Day,and Graduation.