Marist School (Georgia)
3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE
|Mottoes||Sub Mariae Nomine - 'Under the Name of Mary'|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|President||Fr. Bill Rowland, S.M.|
|Principal||Mr. Kevin Mullally|
|Student to teacher ratio||12:1|
|Campus||77 acres (310,000 m2), 18 buildings, 7 playing fields (practice and competitive)|
|Color(s)||Blue and gold|
|Rival||St. Pius X Catholic High School (DeKalb County, Georgia)|
|Accreditation||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Newspaper||Blue & Gold|
|Tuition||$18,100/year + $1,550 (fees)|
|Affiliation||National Catholic Educational Association|
Marist School is an independent private Roman Catholic college preparatory school located in Brookhaven, Georgia, United States, north of the city of Atlanta. Founded in 1901, it is operated independently of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Marist School was founded by the Society of Mary (Marists) in 1901, opening its doors on October 2 of that year. The school originated as the boys' military school Marist College High School, and was located in a three-story schoolhouse on Ivy Street, now called Peachtree Center Avenue, in downtown Atlanta. In the 1940s, while it was a military school, the boys wore a blue military uniform with a soft cap, and performed a marching drill routine on the field, which was next to the school and in front of the Sacred Heart Catholic School. Former Marist President and Principal Joel Konzen was appointed to the position of Bishop for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta.
The school's Advanced Placement Art History program was named the top program among schools of similar size internationally and nationally, and was named an exemplary program in the Advanced Placement Report to the Nation 2006.
A Marist science teacher[who?] received the 2007 Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for Georgia from the National Association of Biology Teachers. A Marist social studies teacher, Brendan Murphy, was named the 2009 Distinguished Educator of the year by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust for his excellence in the teaching of a course on that topic.
Since 2000, Marist has been one of the few schools to offer an Advanced Placement Summer Institute using its own faculty exclusively as consultants. Seven Marist teachers, six of whom are currently certified by the College Board, consult in the AP Summer Institute.
From 2007 to 2009, 1768 Advanced Placement examinations were taken and 95% of the exam scores were 3 or higher. Students received an average score of 4.3 on the AP exams in the same time period. Juniors and seniors are limited to three AP courses per year. The most rigorous curriculum usually contains 5–7 AP courses over four years. Students enroll by permission only.
Teachers average 20 years' experience. Advanced degrees are held by 84% of the faculty. The student-to-teacher ratio is 11:1, and the average class size is 18.
In 2004, Sports Illustrated ranked Marist #15 on its list of the best athletic programs in the country. More than 80 percent of the school's students participate in at least one of the school's 70 interscholastic athletic teams.
Marist was ranked number five in high school athletic programs in the nation, based on the 2015–2016 standing in the MaxPreps Cup race.
The school has won either the AAA or AAAA Georgia Director's Cup (going to the best overall sports program, sorted by class) every year since the creation of the award in 1999. Marist has won multiple state championships in football, baseball, softball, men's basketball, volleyball, men's and women's tennis (12 straight from 1995–2006), men's and women's golf, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's swimming, and men's and women's soccer.
|Fall||cross country, boys'||10||1995, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017||8||1982, 1983, 1984, 1996, 1998, 2006, 2011, 2014, 2016|
|Cross country, girls'||16||1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015||2||2005, 2007|
|Football||2||1989, 2003||9||1948, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987, 2006, 2008, 2017|
|Volleyball||11||1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2014, 2017||11||1987, 1989, 1992, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2013|
|Winter||Basketball, boys'||3||1989, 1994, 2000||3||1986, 1987, 1988|
|Basketball, girls'||0||2||2006, 2007|
|Swimming and diving, boys'||7||1966, 1967, 1968, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009||7||1959, 1965, 1969, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2015|
|Swimming and diving, girls'||8||1989, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017||7||1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006|
|Wrestling||2||1974, 1975||2||1976, 2015|
|Spring||Baseball||13||1947, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1993, 2002, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2017||8||1978, 1979, 1988, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2013|
|Golf, boys'||12||1961, 1988, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016||2||2002, 2008|
|Soccer, boys'||2||2006, 2009||1||1998|
|Soccer, girls'||11||1989, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013,2014, 2018||5||1999, 2000,2015, 2016, 2017|
|Tennis, boys'||13||1979, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017||9||1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2008|
|Tennis, girls'||22||1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014||9||1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2007, 2012|
|Track, boys'||3||2013, 2014, 2017||1||2004|
|Track, girls'||3||2013, 2014, 2015||2||1993, 2004|
- Football's overall record is 607 wins, 307 losses, and 38 ties (through the 2008 season).
- The girls' tennis team won the 1987 National High School Championship.
"9 in '09"
The 2008–2009 school year stands as a historical year for both the school and Georgia high school sports history. In 2009, Marist won nine Georgia state championships (boys' cross country, girls' cross country, softball, boys' swimming and diving, girls' swimming and diving, boys' tennis, girls' tennis, girls' soccer, and boys' soccer), breaking the state record and Marist's previous record. Marist was also the Georgia state runner-up in football and volleyball.
Marist School provides students with a wide variety of activities relating to and outside of the academic and athletic realms. School programs, which are sponsored by a staff or faculty member, total over 50. Student organizations include those centered around classes and languages, sports, arts and performance and service. The campus's ministry program fosters retreat programs, student orientation leaders, Eucharistic ministers and community service outreach trips and organizations.
The Marist uniform is a tradition that has changed little over the decades. Boys wear gray trousers with a black belt, a blue, yellow or white oxford shirt and specified shoes. Girls wear a Marist plaid skirt with the oxford shirt and saddle shoes or black approved tennis shoes. However, the senior girls can wear a solid gray skort with the navy knit shirt, and senior boys can wear the navy knit shirt as well. During the winter, all students wear a navy blazer or letter jacket and boys wear a Marist tie. Since its inception, approximately 25% of the Marist student body have been students from other faith traditions. Events include St. Peter Chanel Day, an outdoor field day in the spring, as well as Holiday Traditions, an arts and crafts fair held in October.
Marist School facilities include 77 acres (310,000 m2), 18 buildings, seven playing fields, a chapel, several computer labs, a three story library, a choral studio, a dance studio, a 350 seat auditorium, a band room, two art studios, a 4,400 seat stadium, an aquatic center for swimming and diving, a cross country track, a vegetable garden, and three gymnasiums.
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- Bret Baier - Fox News correspondent (Class of 1988)
- Marshall Brain - founder of HowStuffWorks
- Disco Inferno - WCW wrestler, real name Glenn Gilberti
- Andrew Economos - NFL long snapper, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Kyle Farmer - Los Angeles Dodgers catcher
- Omari Hardwick - former UGA football player; actor in movies and TV
- Matt Harpring - NBA player, Utah Jazz
- David Hasselhoff - actor, attended but didn't graduate
- Will Heller - NFL tight end, Detroit Lions
- Kathleen Hersey - Olympic swimmer; finished 8th in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing (Class of 2008)
- John Hester - Los Angeles Angels catcher
- Kit Hoover - TV personality
- Ernie Johnson, Jr. - NBA TV announcer
- Bobby Jones - golf legend, attended but didn't graduate
- Ed Lafitte - MLB pitcher for the Detroit Tigers (1909–12), Brooklyn Tip-Tops (1914–15), and Buffalo Blues (1915)
- Patrick Mannelly - NFL long snapper, Chicago Bears
- Peter Marshall - world record-holding swimmer in 50 and 100 yard backstroke (class of 2000)
- Sean McVay - NFL head coach of the Los Angeles Rams
- Bob Olderman - NFL player
- Bert Parks - longtime host (1955–1979) of annual Miss America telecast
- Ryan Roushandel - NASL, Atlanta Silverbacks
- Anderson Russell - NFL, Redskins
- Leigh Torrence - NFL defensive back, New Orleans Saints
- Mark Watson - MLB pitcher for the Cleveland Indians (2000), Seattle Mariners (2002), and Cincinnati Reds (2003)
- Rob Woodall - US House of Representatives 7th District
- Emily Young - tennis star (Class of 1990)
- Christopher M. Carr - Attorney General - State of Georgia (Class of 1990)
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- St. Peter Chanel Day