Fast Facts

The School

Marist School is an independent, Catholic, private, nonprofit, college preparatory, coeducational day school of the Marist Fathers and Brothers serving students in grades seven through twelve. The school is owned and operated by the Society of Mary, more commonly known as the Marists, a religious congregation of priests and brothers founded in France in 1836. Marist was founded in downtown Atlanta in 1901 and is the oldest Catholic secondary school in the Atlanta area. The school moved to its current site on Ashford Dunwoody Road in 1962.

The Faculty and Staff

Marist faculty have, on average, 19 years teaching experience and 85% hold advanced degrees in their fields. The student/faculty ratio is 11:1, and the average class size is 17. 

The college counseling staff is composed of 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

Approximately 1,100 students (50% boys and 50% girls)

75% Catholic
25% Other Faiths

Caucasian 77%
African American 7%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Asian 3%
Multiracial 3%
Other 2%

Tuition Assistance:
Approximately $2 million in tuition assistance is awarded each year.

Campus Ministry & 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. 

Approximately 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, dance, drama, debate, literary activities, and visual arts. 84% of students participate in an interscholastic sport. 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 is accredited by SAIS/Cognia and holds memberships in numerous professional and educational organizations. 

Our Mission

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.

President & Principal

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of William Rowland, S.M.

    Fr. William Rowland, S.M. 

  • Photo of Kevin Mullally

    Mr. Kevin Mullally 




Marist School

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