Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service
Catholic schools are nationally noted for their faith-based education, academic excellence, and commitment to service. With their emphasis on faith, academics and service, Catholic schools make a vital contribution to the quality of education in the United States:
The value of a Catholic education goes well beyond academics. There is a culture of helping students to see their unique skills and abilities and giving them the confidence to use those gifts. Catholic education offers the challenge of taking this learning into the lives of our communities to seek the good and lead others to do the same.
Catholic education: very powerful.
WHAT MAKES MARIST UNIQUE?
We have heard from students, parents, alumni, and staff: some of the things that make Marist unique are our welcoming community, our faith, our retreat program, our Christian service opportunities, our high standards and support that help students succeed, our outstanding teaching staff who truly care about each student as an individual, our parental support, our curriculum that prepares students for success in college, and our extra-curricular activities that enhance the overall Marist experience.
Marist is accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. Marist has been fully accredited from the time of its original founding in 1968.
Class Size: Our student to teacher ratio is 18:1 and our average class size is 21 students per class. A small class size creates a safe and nurturing learning environment.
Faculty: Marist teachers are dedicated and passionate about their teaching vocation. They care about the success of their students and about each student as an individual. Over 85% of our teachers have earned a Masters degree or higher. 14 teachers have been certified as "College Now" instructors, having strong college-level content backgrounds and able to deliver College Credit Classes to Marist students.
Curriculum: We offer a college prep curriculum that prepares all students for college. 98% of our students graduate and 98% attend college.
Full Schedules: Students receive a full schedule of seven classes each day. Seniors may choose to take 6 of 7classes. Marist has 179 student contact days per year.
Advanced Placement and College Now: Marist students have the opportunity to experience college level classes through our 10 Advanced Placement and 22 College Now classes. These courses allow students to earn college credit.
We Are One: Our school motto is We Are One. Reflecting that motto, the Marist community is often described to be like “family”. It is a community where each student is known and cared for.
Secure Campus: Marist has a closed campus for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Seniors earn the privilege of one free period and may go off campus during that period.
Mission: Marist Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, welcoming community, committed to academic excellence and preparing students to lead and serve others.
Faith-Based Education: Marist is a school in the Catholic tradition that is open to all. Approximately 42% of our students are Catholic. Marist believes in educating the whole student—mind, body, and soul.
The Value of a Catholic Education: Read what parents, students, priests, and others have to say. Click here.
Retreats: Marist has an outstanding retreat program. The retreats are optional. Close to 97% of our students participate in the retreat program.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
Classification: In 2010 Marist started competing at the 5A level. In the first year of 5A, Marist won 6 league championships and the Oregonian Cup. In 2011 we won State Championships in Boys Golf, Trap Shooting, Skeet Shooting and 5 league championships. We were also 2nd in the 5A Oregonian Cup.
Participation: 90% of our students participate in athletics or activities.
Offerings: Marist has 40 sports and extra-curricular programs, including: 27 athletic teams with multiple levels, Robotics, Outdoor Adventures, Marist for Life, Speech & Debate, International Club, Theatre, 4 different bands, 2 choirs, and more.