Goals for a Marist Student

Goals for a Marist Student

By the time she or he arrives at graduation, the Marist student has partaken of a great variety of learning opportunities. The school trusts that out of this considerable experience is drawn the portrait of a well-rounded, sufficient, and capable young person on the verge of adulthood. Teachers and others at Marist endeavor to see that those about to graduate have reached a place of some attainment in the following areas and that students acknowledge the value of ongoing growth in these goals. The three primary groupings correspond to the three chief aims in the educational objectives of the Society of Mary.

Character Development

  • Demonstrate self-discipline and responsibility consistently.
  • Set high expectations for attainment in all endeavors.
  • Witness a belief in universal equality by the exercise of justice in personal decision-making and in advocating for the voiceless or forgotten.
  • Appreciate service to others as fundamental and rewarding.
  • Exercise leadership among peers and with others.
  • Be ready to take part in the duties and prerogatives of civil society.

Composite Learning

  • Accept a level of risk in the pursuit of excellence and be willing to learn from mistakes.
  • Maintain good physical and emotional health.
  • Exemplify a balance of interests in the range of activities chosen for pursuit.
  • Cooperate with others in producing a common outcome.
  • Demonstrate a facility for self-criticism and the critical assessment of information.
  • Recognize connections between the various fields of learning.
  • Communicate skillfully in written and spoken expression, including in a second language and through the use of current technology.
  • Appreciate the role of aesthetic experiences in overall personal development.
  • Cultivate the habits of mind, academic skills, and spirit of inquiry necessary for success in college.
  • Continue to shape beliefs, knowledge, and values in light of the arts and sciences.
  • Cherish learning as an avenue to human betterment and personal fulfillment.

Religious Belief

  • Respect oneself as a unique, wondrous creation of God.
  • Regard all created beings and natural things as worthy of reverence and protection.
  • Welcome strangers and the least accepted with grace and dignity.
  • Be conversant with the themes, import, and key passages of Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, especially the gospels.
  • Know the principal elements of the Catholic faith and understand some of the beliefs and practices of other faith traditions.
  • Pray in a manner that is personally suitable.
  • Make use of personal reflection and the occasional experience of solitude.
  • Use the religious experiences of high school as a bridge to religious expression in college and in one's own church.

Marist School

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