Fast Facts

Marist School

Marist School is an independent, Catholic, private, nonprofit, college preparatory, coeducational day school enrolling students in grades 7-12. 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 Atlanta. The school moved to its current site on Ashford Dunwoody Road in 1962.


Marist School's faith-filled faculty are highly skilled, award-winning educators.

84% Hold advanced degrees in their fields

19 Average years teaching experience

11:1 Student/Faculty ratio

18 Average class size


1,100 students (50% boys and 50% girls) in grades 7-12

75% Catholic
25% Other-than-Catholic Faiths

26% Students of Color

80 zip codes from which students travel to Marist

More than $2 million in tuition assistance is awarded each year.


Marist School’s dynamic curriculum is experiential and interdisciplinary, balancing leading-edge innovation in pedagogy and technology with a comprehensive course of study that engages students with the spirituality and heritage of a Catholic education. 

23 AP courses offered

100% Students admitted to college or university

Campus Ministry & Student Activities

Campus Ministry guides students on their faith journey, providing opportunities for community service, retreats, Mass, and prayer.

Marist students practice being servant leaders by engaging in at least 40 hours of service to others before graduation and learning to dialogue across differences. Students perform community service at every grade level. In addition to the individual requirement, every club and varsity team at Marist performs community service.

Campus Ministry offers a peer orientation program and retreat programs for each grade level.

94% Students participate in voluntary, student-led retreats

Extracurricular Activities

Marist School focuses on developing the whole person by offering an extensive program of athletics, fine and performing arts, and students clubs and activities.

Students have opportunities to explore their interests and passions through athletic and arts programs, campus ministry offerings, and many other student clubs and extracurricular activities. 

87% Students participate in extracurricular activities

88 Clubs and student organizations 

86% Students participate in sports

15 sports offered

Fine arts offerings include choral and instrumental music, dance, drama, literary activities, and visual arts.


Marist School is accredited by SAIS/Cognia and holds memberships in numerous professional and educational organizations. 

President & Principal

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of James Childs

    Mr. James Childs 

  • Photo of Kevin Mullally

    Mr. Kevin Mullally 


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.

Academic Profile



Marist School

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