Collaborations

Reach for Excellence

Reach for Excellence is a tuition-free academic and leadership enrichment program that empowers determined learners and expands their possibilities in the classroom, in the community, and in life. Reach offers students of limited income a mix of academic, cultural, and community-based experiences that prepare them for the challenges of college-preparatory programs and high schools. The program takes place following a student's 6th, 7th and 8th grade years and includes weekend and summer sessions.

The Society of Mary founded Reach for Excellence in 2001, and the program is hosted on Marist School's campus.

Marist Hispanic Center

Centro Hispano Marista offers young, Hispanic adults an opportunity to obtain their GEDs. Faith formation is also part of the curriculum. This Society of Mary program opened at Marist School in August 2012.

Instructors and other volunteers include Marist students, staff and priests. Weekly classes are held on Tuesday evenings from September to May, and the Centro serves more than 700 students a year.

Sophia Academy

Sophia Academy was established in 1999 as the only Christian school in Atlanta devoted to students with learning differences. In 2013, helped by sponsorship from Marist School, Sophia Academy received Catholic status. Under Marist sponsorship, Sophia Academy benefits from the experience of Marist’s administrators, the support of the Society of Mary on its Board of Trustees, and aid with developing and implementing strategic plans. Jenni Ellis, who served as Marist School's assistant principal for eight years, was appointed head of school in 2015.

Sophia Academy was founded by Marie S. Corrigan who in 2013, along with her husband Victor '75, received Marist's St. Peter Chanel Award. The Corrigans are parents of four children, three of whom are Marist alumni.

Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy (NDA) is a Marist-sponsored school serving pre-K through 8th grade students. It was founded in 2005 by Ms. Debra Orr. Construction on a new high school began in 2014, and it is scheduled to open in fall 2015. NDA is the first Catholic elementary school in the nation to receive authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Marist School

3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-1899
(770) 457-7201
An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers