Marist School is one of only 18 schools in Georgia with an aquatic center on campus. Ours features a 25-yard, eight-lane pool, in addition to a diving well. Marist offers a full swim and dive program for students of all grades, including Swimming and Lifesaving & Aquatics physical education courses, as well as competitive swim teams beginning in 7th grade. To date, Marist swimmers have won 14 state team titles.
Home to War Eagle basketball, volleyball, and wrestling, Centennial Center houses Young Gym, locker rooms, a weight room, training room, and offices for the Athletic Department. With seating for 1,500, Young Gym is also used for all-school Masses and prayer services, pep rallies, school assemblies, graduation, and additional special events.
Because Young Gym is a gathering place for the entire Marist School community, quotes from early Marist priests are incorporated throughout the space (zoom in to view the gray walls above the bleachers) and serve as a gentle reminder to students, faculty, and staff about what it means to be Marist: “Let us show one another not only charity, but respect and honor.”
Since 1970, fans have enjoyed War Eagle football under the Friday night lights of Hughes Spalding Stadium. Synthetic turf enhances the stadium’s usability for additional sports like lacrosse, soccer, and cheerleading.
Marist School offers 17 different sports, with a majority of students participating in at least one of the school’s 71 athletic teams during their time at Marist. Students also have opportunities to gain experience as team managers, statisticians, and chaplains, as well as participate in sports journalism through the Marist Broadcasting Club (MBC) and related course work.
Named for the Marist School baseball coach whose teams won five state championships between 1977 and 1985, Jerry Queen Field serves as the home base for War Eagle baseball, one of Georgia’s most respected baseball programs. Just next door is Marist’s softball field, home to the Lady War Eagles who consistently rank among the state’s best.
Kuhrt Gymnasium, housed within Ivy Street Center, is primarily used for physical education classes and sports team practices. It is the namesake of the beloved and well-used gymnasium that stood in the same spot from 1965 to 2013 when it was removed to build Ivy Street Center.
At the entrance to Marist School’s 78-acre campus, Stadler Field, named for Sergio Stadler, a longtime Marist mathematics teacher and soccer coach, is the hub for War Eagle soccer and cross country, both of which offer competitive teams beginning in 7th grade. Cross country is one of Marist’s most popular sports, with a notoriously challenging two-mile trail that winds around our entire campus. Just up the hill from Stadler Field is Marist’s tennis complex.
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