New Parent Information

New Parent Information

Welcome to Marist School and congratulations on this exciting new chapter for your child and your family. As you transition from the admissions process to the enrollment process, we hope this page will be a helpful resource. Click on each content box to expand for more information. Also, please note that words/phrases in red font and italics indicate hyperlinks to documents or webpages.
Please be sure to check back often as new information will be posted as it is available.

Required Health Forms

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  • Health Forms & ImPACT Test

    The role of the Marist Clinic is to support your child’s health and wellness during their time at Marist. One way we do this is by processing and maintaining all required health forms and information for our students through our electronic student medical records system, Magnus Health.  All students must complete and submit the required health forms and health-related tasks in Magnus between April 1 and June 2, 2023. Please see below for more detailed information and next steps. 

    Required Georgia High School Association Health Forms for 2023-2024
    The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) requires three forms to be completed for all students regardless of participation in school related sports or activities. All three forms must be completed, signed, and submitted by June 2, 2023, via Magnus Health. The three required forms are listed below with additional information.
        • GHSA Concussion Awareness Form   
          • Accessed and completed via e-signature in your student’s Magnus account
        • GHSA Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Form
          • Accessed and completed via e-signature in your student’s Magnus account
        • GHSA Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form
          • Form must be printed and completed in person by a healthcare provider, then scanned/uploaded into your child’s Magnus account.

    Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Form
    The physical exam portion of the Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Form must have an exam date between April 1 and June 2, 2023. If your child’s regular annual exam is during this time, please ask your health care provider to complete the GHSA Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Form during this appointment. If your child’s regular exam does not fall during this time, you can obtain a sports physical for your child instead of an additional annual exam. Sports physicals can be performed at many walk-in facilities, and typically cost $25-$50. This form is available for printing via your Magnus account and can also be accessed here.
    Importantly, if your child plans to participate in sports tryouts and performing arts auditions this May, they must have the three GHSA forms and a Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Form on file in Magnus before the first day of tryoutsA previous physical exam completed between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023 will be sufficient for tryouts. However, for the 2023-2024 school year, an updated Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Form with an exam completed on or after April 1, 2023, must be submitted by the June 2, 2023 deadline.

    Baseline ImPACT Test
    All new students must take a baseline ImPACT Test as part of Marist’s comprehensive concussion management program. An email with instructions and a unique code for taking the test will be sent mid-July to your student’s Marist email account. The baseline ImPACT Test will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

    Immunization Records
    The Marist Clinic Nurses will obtain your child’s Certificate of Immunization Form 3231 through the Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services website, so you do not need to submit this form to us. A form is valid for school if it says, “Up to Date” or “Complete for School.” Please ensure your child is up to date on all required immunizations by June 2, 2023.
  • Magnus Account Access

    All new students now have profiles within Magnus Health. If your family is new to Marist and Magnus Health, you should have received a welcome email from Magnus ( on Tuesday, May 2.

    The email will prompt you to create a password to set up your account. You will then be able to log in to your Magnus account and see your child listed. Once you open your child’s profile, you will see a list of health-related tasks to complete, including three Georgia High School Association (GHSA) forms and the Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Form.

    If you already have a Magnus account for a current Marist student, you will see your newly enrolled child added to your profile. Please move forward with completing the tasks just as you have for your other children.

    Questions or Problems with Magnus Health
    Please contact Magnus Health customer support for help using the Magnus System before contacting the clinic. This is a service Marist pays for, and their experts can assist you with how to upload forms, download forms, and more. Customer Support can be easily reached by phone at (919) 502-7689 or email at

    Please contact the Marist Clinic with additional questions or concerns at (770) 936-2242 or

Preparing for 7th Grade

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  • Marist Science Camp

    Instructed by middle school science teachers Ms. Sarah Conn and Mr. Peter Spalitto, Marist Science Camp gives students who may be attending Marist in the fall, or who have an interest in attending Marist in the future, a taste of how science works at Marist. 

    Designed for rising 5th to 7th graders, Marist Science Camp will engage students in fun, hands-on labs as they wrestle with core science ideas and develop problem-solving skills!

    Session 1: July 17-21 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
    Session 2:
    July 24-28 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

    Visit to register.
  • Required Agenda for 7th Graders

    On Orientation Day in August, each 7th grader will receive a specially designed Marist academic planner. Your student account will be billed for the cost (about $12). This planner is different from the smaller planner sold in the Campus Store. Please do not purchase a different planner for your child, as we require all 7th graders to use this planner. Teachers and House Leaders will reinforce use of this planner as an organizational tool throughout the school year. Students in other grades can use any planner they choose. 
  • Required Summer Assignment for 7th Graders

    Foundations teachers and House Leaders will be using the book "7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens" by Sean Covey with students next school year. The goal is to use this text to help 7th graders learn personal responsibility by building consistent academic and social skills to form good habits at Marist and beyond. All 7th graders should purchase a physical copy of this book and read it over the summer to prepare for discussions and exercises during the school year. It is available on Amazon.

    All 7th graders are also required to read an additional book for pleasure as part of Marist’s Summer Reading program.
  • School Supply List

    Teachers will communicate required supplies to students on Schola Brevis, the first day of school, usually through Google Classroom and the class syllabus.  Some common items that are usually required by all teachers of 7th grade core subjects include:

    • Pens (blue, black, and red for correcting) and pencils.
    • Highlighters and Expo markers.
    • Binders with dividers and loose leaf paper. Some subjects may require a dedicated binder; others may allow students to share a binder with another class.
    • 1-2 pocket folders may be useful for elective classes.
    Please label all items with student names.


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  • Laptop Pick Up Information

    As a friendly reminder, please register for laptop pick-up and training this summer. Once your child picks up the laptop, he/she will have access to Marist email and should check it frequently for important communications from the Marist Clinic, Technology Help Desk, and more. Please register for a student/parent tech session here.
    Dates: June 7-8, June 14-15, July 26-27, August 2 
    Location: Marist School Library, Wooldridge Center, second floor

    What happens at laptop pickup? While students receive laptop training, parents will attend a brief session about classroom technology, laptop policy, and student helpdesk course.
    May a parent pick up the laptop? We will be setting up student email and other Marist accounts, so your child must be present. 
    What if we have questions after we pick up the laptop? Once your child picks up the laptop, he or she will have access to Marist email and should check it frequently for information about Technology Q&A sessions and other helpful tutorials. 
    Questions? The Technology Center, Wooldridge Center, third floor, is open during the summer from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


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  • Campus Store

    Marist uniform polos are currently available at the Marist Campus Store. You can purchase your polos in store or online. Please do not wait until August to purchase your polos. 
    • Store Summer Hours: June 6-29; Tues/Wed/Thurs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed for July; reopens in August.
    • Online Store: Open now through July 31. All online orders can be picked up in August.
    Additionally, please note the following new guidelines for uniform outerwear: 
    • Crew sweatshirts are now available for purchase via the online store and will be available in store during the school year.
    • Fleece quarter zips will be available in store in August.
    • Full zip fleece jackets will be available in store in August OR can be purchased at our uniform suppliers.
    • Performance quarter zips will be available in store in September.
  • Used Uniform Sale on May 23

    The Marist Campus Store will host a Used Uniform Sale on Tuesday, May 23, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Winchester Lobby in Ivy Street Center. Gently used uniform skorts, pants, polos, blazers, and more will be available for purchase. 

Textbooks & Summer Reading

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  • Textbooks

    Visit the Marist textbook page for detailed information on purchasing new and used textbooks. The BNC K-12 textbook store will open online on Monday, July 17. The three-week, free-shipping promotional window, with a $59 minimum purchase, will be available until August 6. 
  • Summer Reading

    New students, begin planning now for summer reading.
    • What's required? All new students must submit the Summer Reading Pledge promising to read at least one book for pleasure this summer. Choose a book from any genre or subject that is appropriate for you and that you have not already read.
    • What’s due when school starts? Two short responses are due on the first day of school: a six-word reflection on your reading and a brief paragraph.
    • Is summer reading in addition to projects assigned by teachers? Yes, for example, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens” by Sean Covey is also required for incoming 7th grade students.
    • How can I learn more? Visit the Summer Reading website at

Student and Parent Support

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  • Peer Leader Program

    Peer Leaders enjoyed meeting their peer kids at the recent “War Eagle Welcome” event, and they are excited to support new students as they begin their Marist journey.

    Peer Leaders will be in touch with their peer kids throughout the summer via text and phone. They are also expected to meet in person at least twice. Additionally, each peer group will host a social in August, so please look for an Evite in late July. Peer groups are composed of approximately 20 new students in the same grade and their peer leaders.

    On a final note, we want your child’s transition to Marist to be as smooth as possible. Are there any special circumstances or details you would like your child’s Peer Leader to know? For the timeliest response, please email us at
  • New Parent Support Committee

    The New Parent Support Committee has the pleasure of matching families new to Marist with experienced, current parents to help with a smooth transition to the Marist community. All pairings are now complete, and you should hear from your Marist parent host by Friday, June 2. We encourage you to connect with your host over the summer and use her/him as an additional resource for all things Marist. Please don’t hesitate to contact the New Parent Support Committee Co-Chairs, Tara Bartelt and Sonja Greeley, at should you have any questions or if your host does not make contact in a timely fashion.   
  • Parent Engagement Opportunities

    Marist depends on the generous volunteer support of our parent community, and there is a wide variety of ways to contribute your time during your child’s Marist career. We encourage you to begin thinking now about how you’d like to get involved.

Extracurricular Activities

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  • 7th & 8th Grade Fall Sports

    Cheerleading (8th grade)
    Fast-Pitch Softball
    • Tryouts are required. Rosters are limited. 
    • July 26: Interest form due for rising 7th-8th graders who plan on trying out for the 7th/8th grade team. 
    • August 2-4: 7th/8th grade tryouts, 4-6 p.m., Centennial Center 
    • Contact Mrs. Leah Longoria 
    • Football is a no-cut team, and no experience is necessary to join. 
    • Interested 7th, 8th, and 9th graders submit this form.
    • Mandatory players/parents/coaches meeting Sunday, July 30. Mandatory conditioning practice begins Monday, July 31.
    • Contact  
    Cross Country 
    • Cross country is a no-cut team, and no experience is necessary to join.
    • Interested students submit this form.
    • Practice begins August 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the front soccer fields. 
    • Contact Mr. Robert Von Hagen.
  • 9th Grade, JV, & Varsity Fall Sports

    • Tryouts are required. Rosters are limited. 
    • May 5: Interest form due for all rising 8th-12th grade athletes attending the Varsity/JV Pre-Tryout 
    • May 14: mandatory Varsity/JV Pre-Tryout, 3-6 p.m., Centennial Center 
    • July 26-28: Marist Volleyball Team Camp. 8th-12th grade players interested in trying out for Varsity and JV volleyball may attend. Information on camp sign-up will be available after the Pre-Tryout. 
    • July 31-August 1: Varsity/JV tryouts, 9-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m., Centennial Center 
    • Contact Mrs. Leah Longoria 
    Fast-Pitch Softball
    • Football is a no-cut team, and no experience is necessary to join. 
    • Interested 7th, 8th, and 9th graders submit this form.
    • Mandatory players/parents/coaches meeting Sunday, July 30. Mandatory conditioning practice begins Monday, July 31.
    • Contact  
    Cross Country 
    • Cross country is a no-cut team, and no experience is necessary to join.
    • Interested students submit this form.
    • Parent information meeting on Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Kuhrt Gym (Ivy Street Center).
    • Contact Mr. Matt McMurray.
    • Important Dates:
      • May 29-June 4: GHSA Dead Week #1 
      • July 3-11: GHSA Dead Week #2 
      • July 9-14: Wingfoot Running Camp @ UAB Huntsville (week #2) 
        • Attending camp is optional. Coach McMurray will be present with the team. 
      • August 3-6: Varsity Team Camp (invite only) 
      • August 7-11: Practice officially begins for Varsity & JV 
        • August 11: Marist Employee Retreat (7 a.m. practice) 
      • August 12: Marist 1.5-mile TT 
      • Friday, August 18: Schola Brevis (1 p.m. practice)  
    • Visit for additional program information and resources. 
  • Dance Company

    Auditions are complete. Rehearsal will begin in the fall and take place 1-2 days a week.

    Please email Dance Director Mrs. Jillian Bauersfeld with any questions.
  • Marching Band

    Contact Mr. Aaron Schmitt for more information about Marching Band.
  • Theater

    Auditions for the fall production are complete.

    Contact theater director Mr. Eric McNaughton with questions.
  • Speech & Debate

    The Marist Speech & Debate Program is a nationally ranked activity open to Marist students grades 7 through 12. If your child is interested in learning more, please complete our interest form to receive a debate-focused newsletter that includes summer and early fall opportunities.  

    The Marist Speech & Debate program is excited to host a free summer workshop for students in grades 7-10. The workshop will be in Ivy Street Center on Saturday, June 17 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. For more information and to register, please visit our Google Site. Pre-registration by June 15 is required for this event.  

Campus Ministry

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  • Welcome from Campus Ministry

    Campus Ministry provides opportunities for your child(ren) to live their faith, practice our Marist values, and grow as servant leaders during their time at Marist.

    Peer Leaders are 11th and 12th grade students who embody the Marist value of hospitality as they are paired with incoming students to welcome them to Marist. Peer Leaders will contact new students directly and will organize get-togethers during the summer and into Term 1, helping new students connect with classmates, as well as reaching out to answer questions and offer encouragement during those first weeks. For more information, contact

    Retreats are a great way to build community and grow spiritually at Marist. Students at every grade level are invited to participate in weekend retreats facilitated by older students who have been selected and trained as leaders. Parents, please save the date for your child’s grade-level 2023-2024 Campus Ministry retreat, beginning with the 7th grade Damascus Retreat on Saturday, September 23 in the afternoon/evening on campus. The full line-up of retreats for the coming school year is available on the Campus Ministry page. Retreats are led by students who are chosen and trained by faculty members to provide a meaningful and fun experience for students to grow in their relationship with God. Retreats are voluntary and more than 90% of students participate in a retreat during their time at Marist. Retreat interest forms will be emailed to parents in August.
    Community Service is at the heart of who we are as Marist. Campus Ministry collaborates with the Theology Department to help students put their faith in action through service. Foundations students participate in service projects coordinated through their theology classes. High school students have a service commitment to fulfill each school year, a limited number of service hours they complete on their own with support from Campus Ministry.
    Prayer and Liturgy guide our experience as a community of faith. Our community starts each day together in prayer, often led by individual students. For daily Mass, prayer services, and all-school liturgies, students are invited to serve as lectors, altar servers, and music ministers. For more information, contact Campus Ministry

Start of School

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  • Orientation & Administrative Days

    To seamlessly transition into the school year, Marist will provide specific opportunities for students to come onto campus and take care of all administrative details before the first day of school. During this time, students will get their yearbook pictures taken in uniform, set up their lockers, walk their schedules, and more.

    Tuesday, August 15: Rising 8th, 11th, and 12th grade students 
    Wednesday, August 16: Rising 9th and 10th grade students; new 11th and 12th grade students
    Thursday, August 17: Rising 7th grade students
  • Schola Brevis: First Day of New Term

    The first day of each new term at Marist is known as Schola Brevis, which is Latin for “short class.” For Term 1, Schola Brevis is Friday, August 18. School starts at 8:10 a.m., and students will be dismissed around noon.

School Life

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  • Regular School Hours

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:10 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
    Late Start Wednesday*: 9:10 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
    Early Dismissal Friday: 8:10 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
    Tutorial held Monday through Thursday: 3:05 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
    *Occasionally, there will be an early start on Wednesdays, which will be communicated in advance to students and parents.  
  • Arrival & Carpool Procedures

    When arriving in the morning, students should go to their lockers and then make their way to their first hour class. The earliest a child may be dropped off on campus is 7 a.m. when the doors to the school are unlocked and the cafeteria is open. If arriving on campus early, the cafeteria serves light breakfast items. The library, which opens at 7:30 a.m., is a good place to congregate while waiting for school to begin. Most students will arrive between 7:30-8 a.m. School officially begins at 8:10 a.m. A student is late if arriving after 8:10 a.m. and should check in at the Attendance Office, located Room 114 of Ivy Street Center, before going to class.
    Dropping off your child in the morning
    To drop off your child for school, proceed past the security booth. You may turn left into the flag circle to drop off or continue to Centennial Center and circle through the traffic roundabout to let your passengers off in front of Ivy Street Center. Please go slowly, pull along the curb, and follow instructions of the security guard who will facilitate the smooth flow of traffic. No student should be dropped off along the road to the rectory or behind Ivy Street Center near the pool.
    Picking up your child after school
    Following the end of school at 3:05 p.m., students can take advantage of tutorial, a 30-minute optional period of extra help, where students can meet with teachers before going home or attending after school practices and activities which begin after 3:35 p.m. The Library and the Academic Center are open until 4:30 p.m. and provide a supervised area for a student to complete assignments.
    To pick up your child, enter campus the same way as in the morning and proceed to the roundabout in front of Centennial Center. Security will direct cars to pull as far up as possible along the curb in front of Ivy Street and into the circle. Stay with your car where your child will meet you. If you must park and leave your car, proceed to the main parking lot. Students should not be picked up at the soccer concession stand or road to the rectory.
    Click here for the carpool map.
  • Buying Lunch

    For lunch, a student has the option of bringing lunch from home or purchasing a meal in our cafeteria. Sage Dining Services provides a variety of options each day. The procedure is simple. A student enters the food line to select a full hot meal or other items such as pizza, chicken sandwiches, soup, salad, drinks, etc. To pay for the meal, students scan the barcode on their student ID or from the 5star app. This connects directly to their student account. No cash is accepted. Each student’s barcode is unique and should not be shared with others.

    The cafeteria also serves breakfast items, some snacks after school as well as food during activity period. Click here to learn more about the Marist School Cafeteria.
  • Parent Parking During the School Day

    If you are coming to campus during the school day, please park in the marked visitor’s spaces in the main parking lot in front of Ivy Street Center. All numbered parking spaces are reserved for faculty and staff between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. For visits of 30 minutes or less, you may park in the flag circle along the yellow curb. Marist Parent hang tags will be distributed and should be displayed from your rearview mirror. If you have an appointment on campus, be sure to stop at the security booth at the front of campus to pick up a yellow “PARENT” sticker. Remember, the speed limit on all drives on campus is 15 miles per hour. 

7th Grade Course Scheduling

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  • Academic Planning Session

    Marist School's Academic Dean Mrs. Kim Premoli and Registrar, Mrs. Tammy Akin, hosted an Academic Planning Session via Zoom for parents of incoming 7th grade students on April 19 at 6 p.m. 

    Recording of the Zoom 
    Slides from the session
  • 7th Grade Course Request Form and Placement Information

    Families should have completed the registration process. Incoming 7th graders who wished to be considered for honors pre-algebra should have taken a math placement exam. For questions about registration and placement exams, email

    View the7th Grade Course Scheduling Overview
    View the 7th Grade Course Request Google Form
  • Middle School Band & Choral Auditions Beginning April 24

    Band and Chorus classes are a regularly scheduled part of the Foundations academic curriculum and are required to fulfill the two-year music requirement.  Part of a student’s acceptance to Marist is their required audition for Concert Band, Beginning Band, Boys Chorus, or Girls Chorus. 

    • Students who already play a band instrument are strongly encouraged to continue their experience with Concert Band.
    • Students without previous instrumental experience are invited to join Beginning Band.
    • Students auditioning for Boys Chorus or Girls Chorus will be expected to match pitch in three different ways:
      • singing a major scale; 
      • 3 tonal memories, and
      • preparing one of the two songs listed in the audition requirements.
    Auditions are required and students will be placed in a suitable class by the music faculty. Auditioning for a program does not ensure placement in that program.

    Detailed instructions can be found at Audition Information. Final placement will be determined by the department and communicated to students mid-June.
  • Academic Overview

    To view the 2023-2024 course catalog, click here.

9th Grade Course Scheduling

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  • Academic Planning Session

    Marist School's Academic Dean Mrs. Kim Premoli and Registrar, Mrs. Tammy Akin, hosted an Academic Planning Session via Zoom for parents of incoming 9th grade students on April 19 at 6:45 p.m. 

    Recording of the Zoom 
    Slides from the session
  • 9th Grade Course Request Form and Placement Information

    Families should have completed the registration process. For questions about registration and placement exams, email

    View the 9th Grade Course Scheduling Overview
    View the 9th Grade Course Request Google Form
  • High School Band & Chorus Opportunities

    High school students are required to take at least one term of Fine Arts to fulfill their graduation requirements. 

    High School Opportunities

    Band Program
    Opportunities for high school students exist in our Marching Band and Wind Ensemble.

    Students interested in either program should email Mr. Schmitt ( for more information.

    Hear the experiences from former Marist band students. 

    Choral Program
    Opportunities for high school students exist in the Chorale girls and boys trio, quartet, plus the extracurricular Marist Singers, which requires an audition. Interested students should email Mrs. Coheley ( to schedule an audition time.

    During the audition, students will speak with one of the chorus directors to discuss the program and any previous singing experience. Students will be asked to sing five note descending scales while matching pitch with the piano, sing back a short example after hearing it played (tonal memory), and sing a short portion of a song with which you are familiar from a previous concert, a favorite musical, etc. 
  • Academic Overview

     To view the 2023-2024 course catalog, click here.

Course Scheduling for 8th, 10th & 11th Grades

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Philanthropy at Marist

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  • Giving Opportunities

    Philanthropy is an integral part of our culture at Marist School and is essential to the vitality of the educational experience we provide. Our longstanding legacy of giving from parents and others in the school community helps Marist in its pursuit to provide a world-class Catholic education infused with the spirit and values of the Society of Mary. The Annual Fund is Marist’s top fundraising priority and benefits every student, every day. Learn more about the Annual Fund and other giving opportunities at Marist in the philanthropy brochure.
  • Save the Date: Grandparents Day is Friday, April 19, 2024

    During your time at Marist, there will be several opportunities for your extended family to engage with the school. Since grandparents are an important part of your child’s life, Marist will invite them to key events, such as our Grandparents Day, and send various communications to them throughout the year. 
    Please mark your calendars for Grandparents Day on Friday, April 19, 2024! This biennial event is a wonderful opportunity for current grandparents to visit Marist School, learn about the history and educational philosophies of the school, and interact with their grandchildren. To be sure your child’s grandparents receive our communications and invitations, please complete this New Marist Grandparent form by Friday, June 30. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ally Hinojosa
    View photos from our last Grandparents Day event. 

Marist School

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Atlanta, GA 30319-1899
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An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers