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. Please be sure to check back often as new information will be posted as it is available.

Please note: Dates published on this page are tentative and subject to change based on the school's response to state and local ordinances regarding COVID-19. This includes, but may not be limited to, fall sports tryouts and auditions for fine arts programs.

Uniforms, Textbooks, & Summer Reading

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  • Uniform Information

    Click here to view the 2020-2021 Marist School uniform requirements. The retail locations of our uniform suppliers, Flynn O'Hara and Sue Mills, remain closed at this time. Join their mailing lists to receive promotions and updates when retail locations will open. Please consider shopping online and early this year.
     
    Opening Monday, Aug. 10, the Marist Campus Store can supply you with uniform shirts, PE uniforms, and ties. The Campus Store will host a Used Uniform Sale on Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Centennial Center Lobby; masks are required. Campus Store purchases are tax-free and proceeds benefit the school. 
  • Textbook Information

    Visit the Marist textbook page for detailed information on purchasing new and used textbooks. On Monday, July 20, the BNC K-12 textbook store will open online. The three-week, free-shipping promotional window, with a $59 minimum purchase, will be available until August 9. 
  • Summer Reading

    For the 2020-2021 “On the Same Page” summer reading program, Foundation students (7th and 8th grade students) will read Stamped: Racism, Anti-racism and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram Kendi, a Young Adult Remix of Kendi’s national award winning, Stamped From The Beginning.  Rising 9th through 12th graders will read the Young Adult edition of Just Mercy, based on Bryan Stevenson’s award winning book by the same name. Find more information about the summer reading program and book selections here.

Sports & Arts Information

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  • 7th & 8th Grade Fall Sports

    Cheerleading (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    Cheer tryouts were held late June. Contact Coach Ashley DeGracia or Coach Dessie Stowe with questions. 

    Volleyball (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    7th and 8th grade team tryouts are tentatively scheduled for the week of August 17. Exact dates and times are yet to be determined. Attendance is required for all dates. All 7th and 8th graders are eligible for the middle school team. 8th graders are also eligible to try out for the JV team. For additional information, contact Coach Leah Longoria or the Athletic Office.

    Fast-Pitch Softball (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    Tryouts for the 7th/8th Softball Team begin Aug. 10. For more information, email Coach Campbell. In the email, please include parent and child contact infomation as well as the position your child would like to try out for.

    Football (no tryouts; rosters are unlimited)
    The 7th/8th grade football player/parent virtual meeting is July 26 at 6 p.m. Equipment will be issued on July 29 at 2 p.m., with the first conditioning practice immediately following at 4 p.m. All players are expected to attend. All 7th and 8th grade players will practice Aug. 5-7 from 4-6 p.m. For more information, contact Coach Alan Chadwick.

    Cross Country (no tryouts; rosters are unlimited)
    Students who are interested in running Marist middle school cross country this fall should register here. Practice starts on Wednesday, August 12 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Please contact Coach Robert Von Hagen if you have any questions.

    Please contact the Athletics Office at (770) 936-2266 or visit War Eagle Athletics for more information about our programs.
  • 9th Grade, JV, & Varsity Fall Sports

    Cheerleading (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    Cheer tryouts were held late June. Contact Coach Ashley DeGracia or Coach Dessie Stowe with questions. 

    Volleyball (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    Tryouts for the JV and Varsity Volleyball Teams are July 22-24 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Centennial Center. Attendance is required for all three days. For more information, contact Coach Leah Longoria.

    Fast-Pitch Softball (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    Tryouts for the JV and Varsity Softball Teams begin Aug. 3 on the Varsity Field. If you are a new student interested in trying out, please contact Marist Athletics

    Football (no tryouts; rosters are unlimited)
    The 9th grade player/parent meeting is July 26 at 6 p.m. in Centennial Center. Equipment will be issued on July 29 at 2 p.m., with the first conditioning practice immediately following at 4 p.m. All players are expected to attend. All 9th grade players will practice August 5-7 from 4 to 6 p.m.

    The JV and Varsity player/parent meeting is July 23 at 6 p.m. in Centennial Center. The first conditioning practice is July 27 at 4:30 p.m. All players are expected to attend. Equipment will be issued July 28 at 1 p.m. 

    For more infomation about 9th grade, JV, and Varisty football, contact Coach Alan Chadwick.

    Cross Country (no tryouts; rosters are unlimited)
    Please contact Coach Matthew McMurray for information about summer conditioning and optional Marist XC Leadership Camp tentatively scheduled for the last week of July. 

    Varsity aspirants will begin mandatory practice Aug. 3 at 7:30 a.m. at the Marist soccer fields. Varsity practice is open to, but not mandatory for, JV runners. All runners, especially new runners, are encouraged to attend these practices. All athletes begin mandatory practices Aug. 10 at 7:30 a.m.

    Please contact the Athletics Office at (770) 936-2266 or visit War Eagle Athletics for more information about our programs.
  • Dance Company Auditions

    The Marist Dance Company provides a forum for students in grades 7-12 who have strong training in dance and want to share their talents with the Marist community. The program offers students the opportunity to expand their study of dance and broaden their experience by working with guest choreographers in a concert setting. 
     
    The Marist Dance Company is looking for dancers with strength in their execution of movement and technique, alignment, performance quality and artistry.

    Due to COVID-19 and the ongoing guidelines for social distancing, we are postponing our audition to the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. Auditions are August 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Marist Dance Studio. Please bring all forms of dance shoes and wear appropriate dance clothing. 

    For more information, contact Marist Dance Company Program Director Jennifer Hogan.
  • Marching Band Summer Activities

    Marching Band and Colour Guard (8th-12th Grade)

    July 16-17 Marching Band Pre-Camp at Marist
    Marching Band leadership and all new Marching Band members meet to learn marching fundamentals from 9:30 a.m. to noon. All Marching Band members, old and new, meet for music rehearsals from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

    July 19-24 Marching Band Camp at Gordon College 
    All members of the Marching Band and Colour Guard attend all camp days and overnights. 

    July 27-31 Marching Band Post-Camp at Marist
    All members of the Marching Band and Colour Guard attend rehearsals from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Marist.

    August 11 Regular Rehearsal Begins 
    All members of the Marching Band and Colour Guard rehearse Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:45 to 6 p.m. at Marist.

    For more information on Marching Band and Colour Guard, contact Band Director, Mark Craddock. Colour Guard is open to all students in grades 8th through 12th; no prior experience is necessary.
  • Theater Auditions

    Auditions for the fall high school theater production will be held Aug. 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium. Audition materials will be made available in the Google Classroom entitled Fall 2020 Theater Production Audition Info. The access code to join is x6fttgi. Materials will be posted no later than Aug. 1.

    We will know which show we are performing by the end of May. Rehearsals will begin during the week after Labor Day and are typically from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Rehearsal schedules are rigorous and always overlap with fall sports. We will try to announce the casting decisions via email by Aug. 28. Performances will be held Oct. 21, 22, and 24.

    Foundations students (7th and 8th grade) will have their own musical in May 2021. Auditions for this show will be held in February 2021. 

    For more information, contact Marist Theater Director Eric McNaughton.

Student and Parent Support

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  • Peer Leader Program

    Greetings from the Peer Leader Program! We have been diligently training more than 100 rising juniors and seniors to support your children as they become a part of the Marist community. Each peer leader has been intentionally matched with 1 to 3 new students. Each small group is also a part of a larger “Peer Group,” comprised of approximately 20 other new students in their grade and their peer leaders. We have taken great care to provide a balance of personalities and interests in each group.
     
    Please look for an email the week of May 18 from your child’s peer leader introducing him/herself and asking for the best contact information for your child. During the summer, your child will have one-on-one phone conversations and/or virtual meetings with their peer leader to get to know each other. Your child will also have the opportunity to participate in larger group discussions with other new students and their peer leaders to ask questions, meet their classmates, and play games. As August approaches, we will revisit whether we are able to gather in person as well.
     
    The peer leaders are excited to meet your children and become their friends and mentors! Please contact peerleader@marist.com with any questions.
  • New Family Support Committee

    By now, all families new to Marist should be in contact with your Marist Parent Hosts. These seasoned, current parents are a fantastic resource about all things Marist, and we encourage you to ask all your questions and to stay in touch over the summer.
  • 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.

Campus Ministry

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  • Welcome from Campus Ministry

    Campus Ministry serves as the primary religious educators for your child(ren) during their time at Marist through a variety of programs.

    Peer Leaders are 11th and 12th grade students who are paired with incoming students to help ease their transition to Marist. Peer Leaders will contact new students directly and invite them to some smaller and larger social events over the summer. For more information, contact peerleader@marist.com.

    Retreats are a great way to build community and grow spiritually at Marist. Each grade level has the opportunity to participate in a retreat led by older students who have been selected and trained as leaders. More than 90% of students participate in the retreat program during their time at Marist. Retreat registration information will be sent from retreats@marist.com in early August. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to learn more about retreats at Marist. 
     
    Community Service is essential to the Marist spirit, so students are required to fulfill a limited number of service hours per grade during the academic year. Please note the service hours must be completed during the school year, after the first day of school and before May 15.

    Liturgy and Prayer opportunities are available throughout the school year for students interested in volunteering as altar servers, lectors, singers, and musicians. For more information, contact Campus Ministry

Enrollment Next Steps

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  • Enrollment Next Steps

    Depending on your child’s grade, complete and submit the
    Course Request Google Form below by Monday, April 27.

    Depending on your child’s grade, review and make note of the process for Band and Chorus Auditions. Incoming 7th and 8th grade students must audition via video due to COVID-19. Submissions are due Friday, May 29. 

    By Friday, June 5, sign and submit the two required Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Forms and complete the baseline ImPACT Test. Also make plans to obtain a well-check or sports physical for your child once it is safe to do so, in order to complete and submit the GHSA Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form. GHSA forms are required for all students regardless of participation in sports.

    Review and make note of important information for school
    uniforms and textbooks
    , including upcoming sale dates.

    Review and make note of important dates for fall sports.

    Review and make note of summer Marching Band 
    activities, audition date for the Marist Dance Company, and information about the fall high school theater production.
  • Health Forms & ImPACT Test due June 5

    The goal of the Marist Clinic is two-fold. First, we want to support your child at school should he/she become sick or injured or have a chronic medical condition. Second, we process and maintain all required health forms and health information for Marist School students.  
     
    To that end, it is critical that all newly enrolled students submit the required health forms in a timely fashion. For your convenience, below is a list of important next steps related to the health and wellness of your child while at Marist. 
     
    Required Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Forms due by June 5, 2020; parent and student signatures required 

    GHSA forms are required for all students regardless of participation in sports. The following two GHSA Forms must be signed and submitted via SNAP, our electronic medical record system, by June 5. See below for more details about SNAP.
     
    1. GHSA Concussion Awareness Form
    2. GHSA Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Form

    SNAP - Electronic Medical Record System
    The Marist Clinic uses an electronic medical record system called SNAP. In early May, parents received an email with password and log in instructions. Please visit the Clinic Corner for SNAP directions. 
     
    Baseline ImPACT Test due June 5
    As part of Marist’s comprehensive concussion program, all new students must take the baseline ImPACT Test by June 5. Parents will receive an email the week of May 18 that provides instructions for taking the ImPACT Test and a unique login code. The ImPACT Test will take approximately 30 minutes from your home computer. More information is available on the Clinic Corner.

    Preparticipation Physical
    All students are also required to complete and submit via SNAP the GHSA Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form before participating in any Marist-related activity. At this time, annual well-checks should be deferred until your child’s healthcare provider indicates it safe to do so. Alternatively, your child may undergo a sports physical, but again, only when coronavirus is no longer widespread in Georgia. Sports physicals can be obtained at many walk-in facilities, and exams typically cost $25 to $50. Per GHSA, physicals conducted April 1, 2020 and after will not expire during the 2020-2021 school year.
     
    Immunization Records
    School nurses have access to Georgia immunization records, so there is no need to submit a Georgia 3231 Immunization Form for your child.

    Please contact school nurse Dorothy Burns, RN with any questions or concerns.

7th Grade Enrollment

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  • 7th Grade Course Request Form due April 27

    Closely read the 7th Grade Course Scheduling Overview and then complete the 7th Grade Course Request Google Form by April 27.
  • Middle School Band & Chorus Auditions due May 29

    
    Incoming 7th and 8th grade students will take either band or chorus to fulfill the two-year Foundations 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, which is a regularly scheduled class as part of the academic curriculum. 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.

    The audition is 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.

    Due to COVID-19, students are asked to submit a video audition by Friday, May 29 at 5 p.m. Detailed instructions can be found at Audition Information. Students will be notified of their placement mid-June.
  • Academic Overview

    To view the 2020-2021 course catalog, click here.

9th Grade Enrollment

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  • 9th Grade Course Request Form due April 27

    Closely read the 9th Grade Course Scheduling Overview and then complete the 9th Grade Course Request Google Form by April 27.
  • High School Band & Chorus Placement

    High school students are required to take at least one term of Fine Arts to fulfill their graduation requirements. Students interested in band or chorus should sign up for a placement. Band and chorus auditions are deferred to late spring in response to COVID-19.

    High School Placement 

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

    For the placement, students with experience should bring their instrument. Percussionists, bring sticks/mallets. Be prepared to play an exercise or scale(s) from the method book you are currently using and music of your choice, preferably something from a concert you recently performed, or something you have spent time preparing.

    Students without any previous experience in band are encouraged to join the Beginning Band. Audition time will be spent meeting the band directors and learning about our program.

    Hear testimonials from former Marist band students. 

    Choral Program

    Opportunities for high school students exist in the Chorale and Chamber Chorus classes, plus the extracurricular Marist Singers, which requires an audition.

    For placement, 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. Students will also meet with one of the chorus directors to discuss the program and any previous singing experience.
  • Academic Overview

    To learn more about graduation requirements and to view the 2020-2021 course catalog, click here.

10th, 11th, & 12th Grade Enrollment

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  • Course Request Worksheet due April 27

    Please contact Marist Registrar Tammy Akin to schedule a time to complete the two-year course request worksheet together prior to April 27.
  • High School Band & Chorus Placement

    High school students are required to take at least one term of Fine Arts to fulfill their graduation requirements. Students interested in band or chorus should sign up for a placement. Band and chorus auditions are deferred to late spring in response to COVID-19.

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

    For the placement, students with experience should bring their instrument. Percussionists, bring sticks/mallets. Be prepared to play an exercise or scale(s) from the method book you are currently using and music of your choice, preferably something from a concert you recently performed, or something you have spent time preparing.

    Students without any previous experience in band are encouraged to join the Beginning Band. Audition time will be spent meeting the band directors and learning about our program.

    Choral Program
    Opportunities for high school students exist in the Chorale and Chamber Chorus classes, plus the extracurricular Marist Singers, which requires an audition. 

    For placement, 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. Students will also meet with one of the chorus directors to discuss the program and any previous singing experience.
  • Academic Overview

    To learn more about graduation requirements and to view the 2020-2021 course catalog, click here.

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New Parent Announcements

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  • BNC K-12 Virtual Bookstore Opens July 20

    The BNC K-12 Virtual Bookstore opens on July 20. The three-week, free-shipping promotional window, with a $59 minimum purchase, will be available until August 9.
  • Campus Store Updates

    The Marist Campus Store is now open! Campus Store hours for August are:

    Monday, August 10 - Thursday, August 13, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Campus closed on Friday, August 14.

    Monday, August 17 - Thursday, August 20, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Friday, August 21, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Schola Brevis)

    Regular store hours start on Monday, August 24:
    Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Stop in to pick up your pre-ordered items or just shop our great new merchandise! Don't forget your masks!
  • August Orientation Days and Administrative Times

    For information about upcoming August Orientation Days and Administrative Times, please check the June edition of the Weekly Way parent newsletter (sent on 6/15; the Weekly Way is also archived on the Parent Resource Board behind the marist.com login).

Marist School

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