All around amazing school to send your child to. I graduated 10 years, and have gone on to achieve more success than I thought I ever would. I had several friends from other nearby schools, like Richards, Brother Rice, etc. and generally the quality of education and positive social environment is higher at Marist. There were very few students using drugs and the students were much more sexually reserved than those from other schools, despite being co-ed since 2004 (or whenever it was that they made the transition). If I still lived in the area, I would send my kids here without a second thought.
Because they won't leave anyone behind. They will do whatever they can to help someone struggling. They handle disciplinary problems effectively. Principal Larry Tucker knows every student in that school by name. Not easy to do that, but he does. Love Br. Hank, President of Marist. He is one of the most compassionate people I have ever had the pleasure to know.
This to me is the Strongest suit of Marist HS They demand the best character from their students and they get it. The kids there are for the most part very loving, respectful and upstanding human beings.
The staff at Marist High School genuinely care about the welfare and education of their students. If you ask for help, they respond. I have had 2 students leave their successfully and have another there now. All 3 have had different interests, so the view on the school is from different angles. So happy there. Everyone is welcomed.
Marist is considered horrible to most because it is a predominately caucasian school. Marist has other faults. There are over 1,000 students that go here and It was a terrible experience for I. I am currently a freshman but was transfered out a week ago. Marist has Spirit Week which the studnts call "Freshmen Hell Week". Horrible. Hair remover, rice, and mysterious liquids were thrown all over I and other freshmen by upperclassmen. We were so scared that the staff escorted us out of the gym after pep rally early to avoid the upperclassmen.On our way out of the gym, pennies were flung and syrup was thrown. It was chaos afterschool. Police officers were outside to ensure safety, which was great. Past that, The faculty and staff do not care about students in gneral unless you're an athlete. Marist is a joke. You are charged for EVERYTHING. Even during the entrance exam process, they demanded $225 when they didnt even start aceepting people yet. Racial slurs are shouted at students of different ethnicity. Staff deals with those so do not worry. Afterschool, students will walk to Chsas and mess with students. If you are looking to attend or to send your child here, do not. It's is only good for it's athletic department an technology advancements.
A wonderful school with outstanding administration. The discipline and what is expected of the students is exactly what is missing in the public school around here. The education is outstanding. Worth every cent....Had a child in the Ag last year.....what a joke! I highly recommend this school.