Our school motto "We Are One" challenges students, teachers, coaches, and parents to recognize, respect and nurture the relationship between mind, body, spirit, and community. We strongly encourage participation in the variety of activities and athletics that Marist offers for a well-rounded high school experience. There is much to be gained by pursuing a personal interest, challenging oneself physically, and working with others towards a common goal.
Retreats are designed to help the students both individually and collectively to “retreat” from their “normal” everyday world in order that they might better reflect upon that world. Retreats help students focus on identity and self-image, relationships with others, and relationship with God. While the goal is ultimately spiritual in nature, there is a great sensitivity to students who are unaccustomed to spiritual activity. These goals are accomplished through a variety of talks given by retreat team students and adults, small group sharing, and a variety of activities and games. An additional goal is building community within each class.
The retreats include an all-night Lock-In for the freshmen, which provides a unique community-building experience; a one-day retreat early in the year, and a one-night journey theme retreat for sophomores; a two-night Encounter retreat for juniors; and a two-night Metanoia retreat for seniors.
Retreat Program Director: Rick Martin