Both the Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia and Notre Dame Preparatory and Marist Academy in Pontiac, Michigan are evident signs of the Marist's century and a half long commitment to Catholic education in the United States. In addition, Marists also serve on campuses, in hospital education programs, and with youth in a wide variety of ways.
Marist School • Atlanta, Georgia
An Independent Catholic School of the
Marist Fathers & Brothers
The mission of Marist School, serving middle and high school students, is to form the whole person in the image of Christ through instruction grounded in religious values, the teachings of the Catholic Church and the spirit of the Society of Mary. This mission is advanced through communal pursuit of excellence in academic, religious, extracurricular, leadership, and service programs.
Students perform community service at every grade level. In addition to the individual requirement, every club and varsity team at Marist performs community service. A peer orientation program and several volunteer retreat programs are sponsored by Campus Ministry.
Campus Ministry also provides students with regional, national, and international mission trips. 81% of the student body participates in 56 different extracurricular clubs and student organizations. There is a strong fine and performing arts program encompassing choral and instrumental music, drama, debate, literary activities, and visual arts. Varsity and/or lower program sports are offered in basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.
From participation in a Suzuki-style violin program and orchestra in San Francisco to a summer school program for underprivileged youth in Atlanta, Marists express their founding call to help educate the youth of America.
They do it wherever they are and with the most important tool they have – compassion.
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
Providing its economically diverse student body a Catholic-Christian and internationally recognized college-preparatory experience of lasting value.
Notre Dame Preparatory School (NDP) and Marist Academy provides exemplary junior-kindergarten through high school educational experience to students from families of diverse socio-economic means.
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy recognizes that the principles of the Gospel and the teaching of the Church are the educational norms upon which the Catholic school rests. We are to understand and to witness the Christian Good News of humanity's redemption by the salvific work of Jesus Christ. The religious dimension of a young person's growth must be addressed in the context of this Catholic Tradition. Thus, Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy assumes the responsibility of aiding in the development of a Christian conscience through an understanding and appreciation of Catholic doctrine, traditions and practices.
Catholic education views the student as a person redeemed by Christ and having a supernatural destiny. Therefore, Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy strives to create an atmosphere where the student's faith can grow and attempts to provide means and opportunities for participation in faith experiences.
The vision and mission of NDP is to educate students within a highly identified Catholic and Marist-influenced, college preparatory high school environment; so as to become well-formed Christian people and upright citizens who actively contribute service to the community as academic scholars - thinking and acting in tandum, according to the teachings and example of Jesus Christ.
The purpose of Campus Ministry at Notre Dame Preparatory (NDP) is to support and complement both school and family in their mutually integrative roles of faith formation and religious education, which extends to the lived faith experience of the students. The student's spiritual development is the core focus of a Christian, Catholic education. Christian faith, values and theology are taught, encouraged and discovered at NDP. How students live out these principles becomes their spirituality. Campus Ministry serves to support, enrich and foster this growth in our students. A structured, well-rounded, and holistic campus ministerial program is provided, which assists in empowering the students to meet the vision and mission of the school community.
Colleges and Universities
Marists express their
founding call to
They do it wherever
the most important
tool they have – compassion.
A SCHOOL STORY
Construction at Our Newman Center in San Luis Obispo
After many years of hoping and dreaming and raising funds, construction has started on a 200 seat Chapel at the Newman Center.
Foundation walls for the new Chapel are going up and retrofit of the current structure is happening simultaneously. The one million dollar project should be completed for the beginning of the new academic year (September 2013). This means years of car-pooling students from Cal-Poly's campus to Nativity of Our Lady Church – which has been the home of our Sunday College Mass – will soon be over! When the chapel is finished, students will be able to walk to Mass on their own power from the dorms and apartments on campus and adjacent to campus.
The retrofit of the current structure will also make the Newman Center ADA compliant and it will bring us up to current seismic code as well. New windows and a few other safety upgrades (fire suppression sprinklers) will make the Center feel new when everything is done. We are so fortunate to be blessed with a large number of donors which include local folks, parents of students, alumni, the Miossi foundation, the Diocese of Monterey, the Marist community, and several sizeable anonymous benefactors.
All this love will go a long way to continue the Newman Ministry's outreach to young college Catholics. These are the men and women who will take up the task of leadership in our Church once they graduate. Many, many thanks!
Marists serve on campuses,
in hospital education programs, and with youth in a
wide variety of ways.