In September, students in Marist School’s world religions class had the opportunity to visit a Jewish synagogue, a mosque, and a Hindu temple in Atlanta, bringing to life three of the faiths the students studied in class. Marist’s world religions course explores the variety of human responses to the divine. The faith systems, doctrine, and ritual celebration of the world’s major religions are considered in order to gain understanding of a variety of religions and their cultures. The field trip allowed students to experience how Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu people live their faith and worship in Atlanta.
On October 2, 1901, in a red brick school building on Ivy Street in downtown Atlanta, the Society of Mary opened the doors of Marist School (then called Marist College), offering a Catholic preparatory and high school program to 32 boys who were the first Marist students. On October 2, 2016, 115 years later, Marist School again put out its welcome flag, this time on Ashford Dunwoody Road, inviting the entire Marist community to celebrate another historic milestone in the school’s history.
Marist School has announced its faculty and staff award recipients for the 2016-2017 school year. We are grateful for the strong commitment and valuable contributions made by each recipient to Marist's mission in education.
Marist School has announced that Timothy J. Cambias Sr. has been awarded the school’s highest honor, the St. Peter Chanel Award. The award, named for the Marist saint who sacrificed his life to his missionary work, is given annually in recognition of individuals whose selflessness, exceptional support, and enthusiastic leadership have advanced the mission of Marist School in a profound and fundamental way. Cambias was honored by the school at its annual St. Peter Chanel Society Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, October 19 at the Cherokee Town Club.
On October 12, Governor Nathan Deal named Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Commissioner and Marist School graduate Chris Carr '90 as attorney general, filling a vacancy created by the departure of Attorney General Sam Olens.