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Marist School
3790 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, N.E. • Atlanta, Georgia 30319-1899
Main 770.457.7201 • Counseling 770.451.6318
 SAT/ACT Code: 110-195 • FAX 770.936.2258

An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers & Brothers


Rev. John H. Harhager, S.M.
President

Rev. Joel M. Konzen, S.M.
Principal

Tricia Glidewell, M.S.
Academic Dean


THE SCHOOL

Marist School is a Catholic, private, nonprofit, college preparatory, coeducational day school for students in grades seven through twelve. Marist was founded in 1901 as a school for boys. When it became coeducational in 1976, enrollment expanded and the school deepened its long-standing commitment to educating the whole child and preparing students thoroughly for college. Marist is owned by the Society of Mary, a congregation of priests and brothers, and is managed by a Board of Trustees.

Marist is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools, as well as AdvancED (formerly known as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), and holds memberships in numerous professional and educational organizations. 

The mission of Marist School is to form the whole person in the image of Christ through instruction grounded in religious values, the teachings of the Catholic Church, and the spirit of the Society of Mary. This mission is advanced through communal pursuit of excellence in academic, religious, extracurricular, leadership,and service programs.

THE FACULTY AND STAFF

Marist’s faculty includes 96 teachers, 16 administrators, 8 counselors, 2 librarians, 7 Marist priests, and 5 campus ministers. Teachers average 19 years' experience. Advanced degrees are held by 84% of the professional staff. The student-to-teacher ratio is 11:1, and the average class size is 17.7.
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Mission Statement
The mission of Marist School is to form the whole person in the image of Christ through instruction grounded in religious values, the teachings of the Catholic Church and the spirit of the Society of Mary. This mission is advanced through communal pursuit of excellence in academic, religious, extracurricular, leadership, and service programs.
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The college counseling staff is composed of three professionals who average more than 17 years' experience in college counseling and/or college admission. They participate in the professional activities of NACAC, SACAC, ACT, ACCIS, and the national and regional organizations of The College Board.

THE STUDENT BODY

Marist enrolls 1081 students (548 boys and 533 girls), 74% of whom are Catholic. The student body includes the following self-described ethnic designations: Hispanic/Latino 55, African American 65, Asian American 32, Multiracial 34, and Other 5. Marist is a selective institution admitting approximately one-half of its applicants. Marist requires that all applicants take the SSAT, submit school records, provide evaluations from current teachers, and participate in personal interviews. Grades seven and nine are the entry points for admission; applications to other grade levels are considered on a space available basis only. For 2012-13, approximately $1.8 million in tuition assistance has been awarded to 180 students.

CAMPUS MINISTRY AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Students are required to perform community service at every grade level. In addition to the individual requirement, every club and varsity team at Marist performs community service. A peer orientation program and several retreat programs are sponsored by Campus Ministry. 87% of the student body participates in over 67 different extracurricular clubs and student organizations. There is a strong fine and performing arts program encompassing choral and instrumental music, drama, debate, literary activities, and visual arts. 82% of the student body participated in an interscholastic sport in 2011-2012. Varsity and/or lower program sports are offered in basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf,
lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.
MARIST SCHOOL DISTINCTIONS

  • Habitat for Humanity chapter the first of its kind on any high school campus, and in 2003 initiated the first all-women Habitat home build.
  • In 2012, the Public Forum Debate and Literary Teams won state championships, a Policy Debate Team finished in the top 25 nationally, and the Academic Team finished in the top 35 nationally. Marist is host to the nation's largest Model Arab League high school conference, and sponsors academic competition opportunities in a full array of disciplines.
  • A Marist teacher received the 2012 Outstanding Biology Teacher award for the state of Georgia by the National Association of Biology Teachers, the third such Marist teacher to be so honored, the most of any school statewide.
  • The artwork of a Marist student was showcased as one of fifteen selections for the 2011 AP Studio Art Poster, from some of the most outstanding works created in AP Studio Art classes from around the world.
  • Since 2000, Marist has been one of the few schools to offer an Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) 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.
  • Marist's Career Connections (Networking and Student Internship) Program won the 2011 Circle of Excellence Silver Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the only high school in the nation to earn such a distinction from among more than 2,500 entries.
  • Marist has been the recipient of the Georgia Athletic Directors Association (GADA) Director's Cup each year since 1999 as the best overall athletic program statewide in its classification (4A).
EVALUATION OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE RANK IN CLASS

Because of the highly academic nature of the school, its selective applicant pool, and its desire to discourage unhealthy competition for grades, Marist does not rank its students numerically. Instead, classwide grade point average statistics are provided, to which an individual student's grade point average may be compared.
Marist School Grading System
(.5 added for AP courses) 

Grading System:      A+       A        A-          B+         B        B-        C+         C         C-        D+        D        D-        F   
Quality Point
Equivalent:
4.33 4.00 3.67 3.33 3.00 2.67 2.33 2.00 1.67 1.33 1.00 0.67 0.00
Numeric Minimum
Equivalent:
97 93 90 87 83 80 77 73 70 67 63 60 ≤59

SAT STATISTICS

Class of 2010 Class of 2011 Class of 2012
Number of Students Tested
187
  175
192
Mid 50% SAT Critical Reading Score  
 580-670
  570-680
   580-680
Mid 50% SAT Writing Score
 570-670
   580-670
   580-680
Mid 50% SAT Math Score
 570-690
  580-680
   590-680
 

ACT STATISTICS
 
Class of 2010 Class of 2011 Class of 2012
Number of Students Tested
147
157
181
Mid 50% ACT Composite Score   
25-31
26-30
26-30
 

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

The Class of 2012 included 4 National Merit Finalists, 26 Commended Students and 1 National Achievement Finalist.
The Class of 2013 includes 9 National Merit Finalists, 16 Commended Students and 1 National Acheivement Seminfialist.

DISCLOSURE POLICY

Marist's policy for disclosing disciplinary violations to institutions of higher education can be found on the College Counseling web page under Student Life > Counseling at www.marist.com.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMINATION STATISTICS

Over the past three years, 2348 Advanced Placement examinations were taken and 95% of the exam scores were 3 or higher. Juniors and seniors are limited to three AP courses per year. The most rigorous curriculum usually contains 5-7 AP courses over four years, with a maximum of three as a senior.  

Year 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
Number of AP courses offered 19 23 19
Number of students who took an AP exam    383 426 451
Number of AP exams administered 680 804 864


     ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMINATION SCORES
    2010-2012
 
Course Total Exams Percent
3 & Above
Mean Score
Art History
229
88%
3.8
Biology
188
95%
4.4
Calculus AB
128
99%
4.7
Calculus BC
37
100%
5.0
Chemistry
86
90%
3.7
Computer Science A
29
93%
4.1
Economics Macro
171
96%
4.2
Economics Micro
122
94%
4.0
English Language & Comp
78
99%
4.3
English Literature & Comp
317
92%
3.9
European History
223
100%
4.2
French Language
35
100%
3.9
Gov & Pol: US
172
94%
3.9
Latin Language Lit/ Vergil   
18
94%
3.9
Music Theory
41
59%
2.9
Physics B
10
100%
3.8
Spanish Language
42
100%
4.5
Statistics
64
91%
3.9
Studio Art
26
96%
4.0
US History
255
98%
4.4
Totals
2271
94%
4.1
HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Every student must take at least six courses each term. Fifteen hours (five per trimester) equal the traditional Carnegie unit of credit. At least 50— and as many as 75—hours of electives remain available for students. 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. Courses listed are those that are or have been available to this senior class.
ENGLISH
(60 Units Required)
English 9
American Literature and Composition
English Literature and Composition
World Literature and Composition
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
Term Electives:
Yearbook
Journalism
Creative Writing
Public Speaking
Seminar: Grace & the Grotesque
      in Southern Fiction
Film and Literature: Transcendence
      and the Human Story
Fantasy as a Genre
Shakespeare (and Performance)
Southern Literature: Georgia on My Mind
Young Adult Fiction

SCIENCE
(45 Units Required)
Biology
Chemistry
Physics: Mechanics
Physics: Electricity and Magnetism
Physics: Waves
Advanced Physics
AP Biology/Laboratory
AP Chemistry/Laboratory
AP Physics/Laboratory
Term Electives:
Entomology
Genetics
Ornithology
Physical Geology
Lab Investigations in Forensic Science
Environmental Science:
Solving Global Issues A,B
Anatomy and Physiology
Applied Physics & Engineering of
Movies & Books
Astronomy/Planetary Science
Marine Biology

THEOLOGY
(40 Units Required)
Hebrew Scriptures
Jesus and the Christian Scriptures
Christian Morality
Sacraments
Comparative Christian Religions
Peace and Justice
World Religions
Christian Life Choices
A Synthesis of Catholic Beliefs
Religion and Philosophy
Faith and Gender (Young men's section)
Faith and Gender (Young women's section)
Mary and the Marist Way
Meditation and Prayer
Morality in Medicine
Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution
SOCIAL STUDIES
(45 Units Required)
World History-Classical World to Present
United States History
United States Government
Economics
AP European History
AP United States History
AP U.S. Government and Politics
AP Economics
Term Electives:
Social Studies Seminar:
Leadership and Society
The Modern Middle East
History and the Holocaust
Contemporary U.S. and the
Developing World
Survey of Chinese History and Politics


PHYSICAL EDUCATION
(15 Units Required)
Physical Education 9-10
Body Conditioning and Awareness 9-10
Body Conditioning and Awareness 11-12
Physical Education 11-12
Beginning Snow Skiing
Beginning Swimming
Outdoor Education
Aerobic Fitness
Lifesaving and Aquatics
Sports Medicine


BUSINESS AND COMPUTER
(5 Units Required)
Introduction to Technology
Integrating Computer Applications
Introduction to Programming
Computer Programming in JAVA
Introduction to Robotics
Multimedia Design and Production
Wireless Technology
Topics in Discrete Math
Seminar: Advanced Topics in
Computer Science and Technology
Basic Accounting
Advanced Accounting
Financial Management
AP Computer Science

MATH
(60 Units Required)
Algebra I
Advanced Algebra I
Algebra II
Advanced Algebra II
Geometry
Advanced Geometry
Introduction to Analysis
Precalculus
Advanced Precalculus
Statistics
Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistic
MODERN AND CLASSICAL
LANGUAGES
(30 Units Required)
French I, II, III, IV
AP French
German I, II, III, IV
AP German
Latin I, II, III, IV
AP Latin
Spanish I, II, III, IV
AP Spanish


FINE ARTS
(5 Units Required)
Beginning Woodwinds
Beginning Brass
Beginning Percussion
Beginning Band
Marching Band
Concert Band
Symphonic Band
Wind Ensemble
Advanced Music Theory and Composition
Girls Chorus
Advanced Girls Chorus
Concert Choir
Chorale
Chamber Choir
Drama/Speech
Dance Technique
Drama A: Basic Drama
Drama B: Intermediate Drama
Drama C: Student Directing
Art: Forms and Design
Introduction to Photography
Beginning Ceramics
Intermediate Ceramics
Advanced Ceramics
Beginning Drawing and Painting
Intermediate Drawing and Painting
Advanced Drawing and Painting
Three-Dimensional Design
Digital Imaging
Theatre Production
Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
AP Music Theory
AP Art History
AP Studio Art-Drawing
AP Studio Art-2-D Design


OTHER COURSES
Advanced Logic and Debate
Chinese Language and Culture
Environmental Studies:
Sustainable Organic Agriculture
Humanities: Sacred Space
Interdisciplinary Academic Studies
Introduction to Archival Research
Introduction to Child Development  
and Early Childhood Eduction
The Philosophy and Psychology of Happiness
MARIST SCHOOL
2010-2012 COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES/MATRICULATIONS
582 Graduates

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