Marist School (Marikina)

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Marist School (Marikina)
Marikina City, Metro Manila
Type Private School
Motto Ad Jesum per Mariam (Latin)
All to Jesus through Mary
Established August 3, 1964
President Br. Niño Pizarro, FMS
Principal Mr. John Benjamin C. Balatbat (IBEd Principal)
Grades Kinder to Grade 6 (Primary Education)
1st Year to 4th Year High School (Secondary Education)
Gender Male
Color(s) Blue and Gold
Mascot Golden Bears
Affiliation Marist Brothers (Roman Catholic)

Marist School (Tagalog: Paaralang Marist) is a Catholic school for boys located in Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines established by the Marist Brothers in 1964. The school currently holds a level III accreditation from PAASCU and is considered to be the largest educational institution to date in Marikina City.[1] This was the second school founded by the Marist Brothers in the Philippines; the first one was the Notre Dame of Cotabato in Cotabato City in 1948.


In 1964, the school was established by Marist Brothers of the Schools, or Institutum Fratrum Maristarum a Scholis (FMS), was founded by the French Saint Marcellin Champagnat on January 2, 1817 at La Valla, Saint-Chamond, Loire, France.[2]

The school system adopted the Integrated Basic Education (IBED) in 1998-1999, headed by a school principal and five (5) cluster assistant principals.


PAASCU Accreditation[edit]

Marist School is accredited by PAASCU every five years. Currently Marist has a level III accreditation from PAASCU. The highest possible accreditation for basic education.[3]

Physical Education[edit]

Marist School Athletic League[edit]

The Marist School Athletic League has been running from its inception in the early 1990s up to the present. The Marist School Athletic League or MSAL is an annual and year-round sport competition. All classes of the same level compete in events such as Volleyball, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo, Chess, Table Tennis, and Badminton. Classes or sections order their own uniforms bearing their class name. Awards are given out at the August opening ceremony for different categories such as best uniform, best muse, and best banner for each year level.

Sports Facilities[edit]

Marist School is the first school in Marikina City to have a swimming pool. It is the only school also in Marikina to have two tennis courts, a track and field oval, a football pitch, a baseball field and seven basketball/volleyball courts—three courts in the High School gym, another court in the Grade School gym and one in the new gymnasium near the field

School administration[edit]

# Name Position
1 Br. Niño Pizarro, FMS School President
2 John Benjamin Balatbat IBED Principal
3 Marjorie Raneses Cluster 1 Asst. Principal
4 Lope Nemiaga Cluster 2 Asst. Principal
5 Luzviminda Jaban Cluster 3 Asst. Principal
6 Chona Manalili Cluster 4 Asst. Principal
7 Charissa Gregorio Cluster 5 Asst. Principal

Past Administrators[edit]


# Name Term
1 Br. Bernard Curtin, FMS 1964–1970
2 Br. Eugene Pius Tajo, FMS 1970–1973
3 Br. Herbert Daniel Dumont, FMS 1973–1975
4 Defunct
(Currently called President)


# Name Nominal Address Term in office
1 Br. Crispin Betita, FMS Brother Crispin 1975–1982
2 Br. Paul J. Meuten, FMS Brother Paul 1982–1986
3 Br. Jesus Agbuya, FMS Brother Jess 1986–1988
4 Br. Manuel De Leon, FMS Brother Manny 1988–2003
5 Br. Teodulo Fernandez, FMS Brother Ted 2003–2006
6 Br. Paterno Corpus, FMS Brother Pat 2006–2014
7 Br. Niño Pizarro, FMS Brother Niño 2014–Present


# Name Position Term
1 Christine Stokes IBED Principal 1998–2008
2 Mr. Camilo Fernandez IBED Principal 2008–2014
3 Mr. John Benjamin C. Balatbat IBED Principal 2014–Present

Notable alumni[edit]

Jojo Alejar and Batch '83 celebrated their 25th high school reunion.

External links[edit]

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