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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Address
3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
Telephone
(770) 457-7201
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
January 28
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$19,450
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
16%
Average Financial Aid
$12,000
From Marist School

Founded in 1901, Marist School is an independent, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory day school enrolling 1,100 boys and girls in grades seven through twelve. The mission of Marist School 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. The mission is advanced through communal pursuit of excellence in academic, religious, extracurricular, leadership, and service programs. Marist School is owned and operated by the Society of Mary .

Marist School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
139 responses
Average ACT
31
151 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    47%
  • St. Peter Chanel Day
    47%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

    Students

    Diversity
    B-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,100
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
    44%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    11:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    73%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
    Poll
    82%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
    Poll
    82%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
    89%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      C
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $78,863
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,255
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $419,800
    National
    $184,700

    Marist School Reviews

    115 reviews
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    I appreciate Marist School's tough curriculum because I know it is preparing me for college, however, I feel as though the expectations and required work can sometimes get out of hand. Teachers sometimes plan tests all around the same day(s), making it nearly impossible to balance school, let alone adding in clubs and sports. In addition, I feel as though a lot that goes on at Marist concerning punishment, who gets on sports teams, etc. can be very political/based on the parents' legacy or influence. Lastly, a lot of the students at Marist I have found to be extremely entitled, out-of-control, and cliquey. My self-confidence was put at an all time low last year because of the students themselves who tend to be extremely cliquey and two-faced/fake. I do have a few best friends who I absolutely don't know where I would be without and I do love attending sports practice along with football games, but overall, Marist has a long way to go on their so-called "inclusiveness."
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    Marist is a great school. I am thankful for all the opportunities I have had to grow as a student! The teachers are great and really want to see their students succeed. It is a competitive environment, but everybody is willing to support each other.
    I admire the way Marist prepares their students for college. It gets them prepared for the next steps in their life. However, the atmosphere promotes a community of stress and competition. Everyone is in a continuous race to be the smartest or the most stressed out. I tend to have the most fun during football games or electives. AP Art History is one of my favorite classes because it is an elective as well as an AP class. I get a stellar curriculum and have a genuine time all in one class period. I appreciate Marist, but there are some items that need work.