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.

Required Health Forms

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  • Health Forms & ImPACT Test

    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 4, 2021; parent and student signatures required.

    GHSA forms are required for all students regardless of participation in sports. The following three GHSA Forms must be completed, signed, and submitted via SNAP, our electronic medical record system, by June 4. See below for more details about SNAP.
     
    1. GHSA Concussion Awareness Form
    2. GHSA Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Form
    3. GHSA Preparticipation Physical

    Preparticipation Physical

    All students are required to complete and submit via SNAP the GHSA Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form before participating in any Marist-related activity. This physical exam must take place between April 1 and June 4, 2021. If your child’s regular annual exam is during this time, please ask the doctor to complete this form at the appointment. Alternatively, your child may undergo a sports physical. Sports physicals can be obtained at many walk-in facilities, and exams typically cost $25 to $50. Per GHSA, physicals conducted April 1, 2021 and after will not expire during the 2021-2022 school year.
     
    SNAP - Electronic Medical Record System
    The Marist Clinic uses an electronic medical record system called SNAP. In early May, parents receive an email with password and log in instructions. Please visit the Clinic Corner for SNAP directions, including how to submit the above forms. 
     
    Baseline ImPACT Test due June 4
    As part of Marist’s comprehensive concussion program, all new students must take the baseline ImPACT Test by June 4. Parents will receive an email the week of May 17 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.
     
    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 Caitlin Ezzell with any questions or concerns.

7th Grade Course Scheduling

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  • 7th Grade Course Request Form due April 26

    Closely read the 7th Grade Course Scheduling Overview and then complete the 7th Grade Course Request Google Form by April 26.

    Incoming 7th graders who wish to be considered for Honors Pre-Algebra should sign up for a math placement exam.
  • Middle School Band & Chorus Auditions due May 11

    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.

    Detailed instructions can be found at Audition Information. Students will be notified of their placement mid-June.
  • Academic Overview

    To view the 2021-2022 course catalog, click here. Course listings also are available for each academic area, e.g. English, Science, etc.

9th Grade Course Scheduling

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  • 9th Grade Course Request Form due April 26

    Closely read the 9th Grade Course Scheduling Overview and then complete the 9th Grade Course Request Google Form by April 26. All incoming 9th graders must sign up for a math placement exam. Those students interested in starting their foreign language study above Level I should sign up for a language placement exam.
  • High School Band & Chorus Placement

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

    High School Placement 

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

    Students interested in either program should fill out the interest form and submit a video audition for placement purposes.  The audition video should be submitted to Mr. Craddock (craddockm@marist.com) and follow the same format as described in the Middle School Audition Information or students may opt to play a solo piece of their choosing.

    Hear the experiences from former Marist band students. 

    Choral Program
    Opportunities for high school students exist in the Chorale girls and boys trio, quartet, Chamber Chorus classes, plus the extracurricular Marist Singers, which requires an audition. Interested students should fill out the interest form

    For placement, students will also meet 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 learn more about graduation requirements and to view the 2021-2022 course catalog, click here. Course listings also are available for each academic area, e.g. English, Science, etc.

Course Scheduling for All Other Grades

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  • Course Requests due April 26

    Please contact Marist Registrar Tammy Akin to schedule a time to complete the course request worksheet together prior to April 26.
  • Academic Overview

    To learn more about graduation requirements and to view the 2021-2022 course catalog, click here. Course listings also are available for each academic area, e.g. English, Science, etc. 

Uniforms, Textbooks, & Summer Reading

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  • Uniform Information

    Click here to view the 2021-2022 Marist School uniform requirements. The retail locations of our uniform suppliers, Flynn O'Hara and Sue Mills, offer in-person shopping, curbside pick-up, and online shopping/delivery. Join their mailing lists to receive promotions and updates. Please consider shopping early.
     
    The Marist Campus Store can supply you with uniform shirts, PE uniforms, and ties. The Campus Store will host a Used Uniform Sale in August. 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 19, 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 8. 
  • Summer Reading

    Currently the “On the Same Page” summer reading committee, which is a volunteer group of faculty members, is in the process of selecting the text(s) for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Marist Way theme “Formed in Simplicity and Humility” is our focus for next year, and the selection will pair well with this motif. Stay tuned for more information about the selection for summer reading in the weeks ahead.

Sports & Arts Information

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  • 7th & 8th Grade Fall Sports

    Cheerleading (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    Cheer tryouts will be held April 14-16 from 3:45-5:15 p.m. in Laird Gym. New students who are interested in cheer should contact Coach Ashley DeGracia or Coach Dessie Stowe as soon as possible. Mandatory Cheer Camp will be held July 19-21 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (lunch and/or snacks will be provided). If you cannot attend camp in its entirety that week, you will not be eligible for tryouts.

    Volleyball (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    7th and 8th grade team tryouts will be held August 2-4. Exact 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.

    Fast-Pitch Softball (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    For more information about tryouts for the 7th/8th Softball Team, email Coach Campbell. In the email, please include parent and child contact information 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 meeting is August 1 at 6 p.m. Equipment will be issued on August 3 at 1 p.m. All 7th and 8th grade players will begin practice August 9 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 contact Coach Robert Von Hagen.

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

    Cheerleading (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    Cheer tryouts will be held April 14-16 from 3:45-5:15 p.m. in Laird Gym. New students who are interested in cheer should contact Coach Ashley DeGracia or Coach Dessie Stowe as soon as possible. Mandatory Cheer Camp will be held July 19-21 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (lunch and/or snacks will be provided). If you cannot attend camp in its entirety that week, you will not be eligible for tryouts.

    Volleyball (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    Tryouts for the JV and Varsity Volleyball Teams are May 18-20 from 4-6 p.m. in Centennial Center. Attendance is required for all three days. Rising 8th graders to rising 12th graders interested in playing should attend these tryouts. For more information, contact Coach Leah Longoria.

    Fast-Pitch Softball (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    Information about JV and Varsity Softball Team tryouts will be forthcoming. If you are a new student interested in trying out, please contact Coach Kim Premoli.

    Football (no tryouts; rosters are unlimited)
    The 9th grade player/parent meeting is August 1 at 6 p.m. in Centennial Center. Equipment will be issued on August 3 at 1 p.m. 

    The JV and Varsity player/parent meeting is July 25 at 6 p.m. in Centennial Center. The first conditioning practice is July 26 at 4:30 p.m. All players are expected to attend. Equipment will be issued July 26 at 1 p.m. 

    For more information about 9th grade, JV, and Varsity 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.  

    Please contact the Athletic Office at (770) 936-2266 or visit War Eagle Athletics for more information about our programs. Follow Marist School Athletics on Instagram and Facebook.
  • Dance Company Auditions

    Dance Company audition information will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead. 
  • Marching Band Summer Activities

    Marching Band summer activity information will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead. 
  • Theater Auditions

    Theater audition information will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead. 

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 peerleader@marist.com.

    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. Retreat registration information will be sent from retreats@marist.com in early August. Some retreats have limited space so registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to learn more about retreats at Marist. 
     
    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

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,” composed 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.
     
    Peer Leaders will connect with new students in mid-May and set up an initial phone or video call to begin getting to know them. During the summer, new students will continue to have one-on-one phone conversations and/or virtual meetings with their peer leaders. Additionally, small, masked, outdoor meet-ups are also permissible but not required depending on the comfort level of all the participants.
     
    As August approaches, we will revisit whether we are able to host any larger gatherings 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

    All families new to Marist will be contacted by 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.

Questions?

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    Mrs. Angela Warrier 

    Receptionist

New Parent Announcements

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  • Girls Lacrosse Summer Opportunities

    Girls interested in playing lacrosse should contact Coach Joan Ghul to learn more about summer opportunities.

Marist School

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