Apply to Marist

Applying to Marist

We are delighted you are interested in applying to Marist School. Marist has two primary entry points for students in 7th and 9th grades to which we typically accept 150 and 50 students respectively. Admission in upper grades is dependent on space availability, and there is no formal application process for 8th grade. However, we are happy to discuss a family's personal situation. 

The deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 school year has now passed. Please contact the Admissions Office directly to inquire about applying late, or if your family is relocating to the Atlanta area.

Apply for the 2021-2022 School Year

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  • Important Dates

    September 2020 - January 2021
    Marist School admissions events

    October 2020
    Marist 2021-2022 application available in Ravenna

    October 2020 - February 2021
    Required SSAT testing*

    December 6, 2020 
    Marist Open House, 1-4 p.m.

    January 25, 2021
    Deadline to submit Marist application 

    January 29, 2021
    Deadline to submit supplemental forms

    February 6 & 13, 2021
    Applicant interviews

    Mid-February TBD
    Deadline to submit financial aid application 

    April 3, 2021
    AAAIS common notification date

    April 15, 2021 
    Deadline to respond to offer of admission

    *In light of COVID-19, Marist is currently awaiting direction from SSAT about testing options for the coming school year.  

Application Process

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  • Step 1 – Create a Student Profile in Ravenna

    To begin, establish an account in Ravenna and create a Student Profile for your child. Already have an account? Be sure to update the Student Profile to reflect your child's current grade, school, and year of application (2021-2022).
  • Step 2 - Submit the Online Application

    After creating a Student Profile, return to the Marist School profile in the Ravenna School Directory. Click the green Apply button to complete and submit the online application, which will be available October 2020. The application fee is $100. 
  • Step 3 - Submit the Parent Questionnaire

    Complete and submit the Parent Questionnaire via Ravenna.
  • Step 4 - Submit the Student Questionnaire

    Your child must complete and submit the Student Questionnaire via Ravenna.
  • Step 5 - Register for the SSAT and Complete the CSS

    All applicants must take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). To submit scores directly to Marist School , enter our school code, 4870, when registering. Marist typically receives scores directly from SSAT within one week of testing. Additional scores may be submitted in March, but the initial score must be received by Marist prior to your child's February interview. 

    Additionally, Marist School requires the Character Skills Snapshot (CSS) as a component of our application. We know your child is much more than grades and test scores and you, as parents, are interested in an education that focuses on instilling character values and encouraging personal growth. The CSS provides richer, holistic information about your child and illuminates areas where our community can help them grow, thrive and shine as individuals. For more information and details about the CSS, please read Because Character Matters. How to Access the Character Skills Snapshot explains in detail the process for taking and submitting the CSS from your home computer.
  • Step 6 - Deliver Transcript Request after first grading period

    In order for Marist School to receive your child's transcripts and standardized test results, you must print the Transcript Request Form, complete it, and deliver to your child's current school, after the first grading period (quarter, semester, etc.) or later. Access the Transcript Request Form via your Ravenna account. The school may mail your child's records directly to Marist Admissions or email to
  • Step 7 - Delegate Teacher Evaluation Forms after Dec. 1

    Delegate Language Arts and Mathematics Teacher Evaluation Forms via Ravenna after December 1, 2020. Completed teacher forms are submitted directly to Ravenna.
  • Step 8 - Delegate Administrator/Counselor Form after Dec. 1

    Delegate the Administrator/Counselor Evaluation Form via Ravenna after December 1, 2020. The completed form is submitted directly to Ravenna.
  • Step 9 - Deliver Parish/Church Verification Form

    As a Catholic school, Marist School believes all families should be active in a community of believers. Participation in meaningful faith activities both at home and church, or other place of worship, is vital in the overall development of the child. Deliver the appropriate form to your priest or religious leader to complete and return directly to Marist Admissions via mail or email to

    For Catholic applicants, download and print the Parish Verification Form

    For applicants of another faith tradition, download and print the Church Verification Form
  • Step 10 - Track Your Application

    Follow the progress of your application through Step Status in Ravenna.
  • Step 11 - Register for Applicant Interview

    As part of the Marist admissions process, all applicants must participate in a group interview held in February. Once you submit your child's application, you will be able to register via Ravenna for the date of your choosing.

    Moderated by Marist faculty members, students engage with other applicants in an activity that is typical of a classroom group project at Marist. No advance preparation is needed; just bring a positive attitude and willingness to engage in a fun group exercise. The activity lasts approximately one hour. Dress is casual.

Non-Discrimination Policy for Admissions

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  • Non-Discrimination Policy for Admissions

    Marist School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Aligning with the Marist values of inclusiveness and hospitality, Marist School applies this policy to its educational, admissions, financial aid, athletic, and other school-administered programs.

Diversity Statement

Marist School seeks to foster a community of inclusion that respects the dignity of the individual in the areas of age, gender, religion, ability, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, and sexual orientation. This obligation to build a community of inclusion is based on Sacred Scripture, the teachings of the Catholic Church, and the spirit and traditions of the Society of Mary. All members of the Marist School community are responsible for advancing an understanding of and a respect for diversity.

Learn more about Inclusion and Diversity at Marist.

Ravenna System

Marist School utilizes Ravenna, an application management system, for all aspects of the admissions process. Through Ravenna, parents can create a student profile, register for admissions events, apply to Marist, submit supporting materials, track application status, and view decisions.

Marist School

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