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Our Marist Schools

Marist SchoolBoth 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

Rev. John H. Harhager, S.M. Marist Academy President
Rev. John H. Harhager, S.M.
Marist School Past President

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.

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Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
Pontiac, Michigan
Providing its economically diverse student body a Catholic-Christian and internationally recognized college-preparatory experience of lasting value.

Rev. Leon Olszamowski, s.m., Ph.D.     NDPMA President
Rev. Leon Olszamowski, S.M., Ph.D.
NDPMA President

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.

Notre Dame Prep School and Marist Academy
Joseph Hindelang, S.M., Principal of NDPMA

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.

Notre Dame Prep and Marist Academy
James Strasz S.M.,
Assistant Principal at NDPMA

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.

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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 –


• Marist Students Attend World Youth Day

• Retreat Amidst Ordinary Academic Life

• Notre Dame Comes Together to Make a Difference

• Marist Students Work
"Peace by Piece"



  • Our Lady of the Assumption School: Grand Opening

  • Inspiring by Love

  • Making Memories

  • The Gift of Fields

  • Partnering for the Future

  • Tito Cruz, SM, Promoted and Tenured at Fordham University

• Conference of Marist Fathers' Schools in North America

• Centro Hispano Marista Provides GED Preparation Classes

• Notre Dame Announces $7.5 Million Campaign for Science, Art and Technology

• Notre Dame puts its faith into action

• Laudato Si at Notre
Dame Prep

• Laudato Si and the
Greening of Marist School

• Marist School's Fr. Ralph Olek, SM among many recognized as outstanding employees



Colleges and Universities

California State
Polytechnic Institute -
Newman Catholic Center,
San Luis Obispo, CA

The Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA

Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry, WA

University of St. Thomas,
Saint Paul, MN

Marists serve on campuses, in hospital
education programs,
and with youth in a wide variety of ways.


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