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Bayonne, NJ
Students enrolled: 400
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1241 John F Kennedy Boulevard West
Bayonne, NJ 07002

(201) 437-4545
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December 09, 2014
This school seems to be more of a workers boot camp than anything else. They have a large focus on detentions, rather than creating an actually good learning environment with student/teacher interaction. They focus more on creating good workers than smart students. I've noticed many students in the honors program who complain about lack of sleep because of homework, which most of the time is not benefiting learning. In about half my classes there is complete silence from the students and lack of participation because of the boring and non-organic environment that is created. Also they say they are a family but it seems more like a boot camp, like I've said before, where you aren't allowed to talk unless spoken to and you are to obey all commands, although plenty of teachers try to avoid this, some take it very seriously. Worst of all in terms of discipline is the use of intimidation to instill fear on students so that they don't break the rules. They have bad sports programs and waste money on other things like automatic curtains in the auditorium. The tuition also seems to be overpriced. Overall this school is for students who are endanger of being involved in the wrong crowd.

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October 04, 2014
You can't be serious about this school. It really is a joke. I spent 2 years here and could not wait to transfer out and I was in the Honors program. The person in charge of discipline favors the jocks. He does not have a handle on things. Fights - a constant - students out of dress code - the rule not the exception. I never felt safe. It was a "do as you please type of place". The sports' program is probably the worst in the county. The teachers - all the good ones are gone. Save your money - go somewhere else.

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September 28, 2014
If it weren't for Marist, I wouldn't be the person I am today. They have driven me into the right path, academically and spiritually. I am truly grateful for everything that Marist has done for me.

- submitted by a student

August 29, 2014
This school was by far a extremely dark place for me.They say they're all family yet some of the teachers can careless about teaching the struggling students.As a parent said I used to be in the after school program to study when all it was is another form of detention.I also was one of the pull out students they did very well in this area.Because of that though I couldn't take any electives cause my extra help were it.Your tuition goes up as does your grade does making the price outrageously high.Some of the honor students also had a magnet program(classes for the morning then a job or another school for the afternoon)where as the normal students got their talents pushed aside.In the school there is fighting, adult conduct between the students,and once or twice a teacher has left her adult items in an opened unlocked desk.The dress code is unfair also Jr & Sr students can slack off on their uniforms(not shoe dress code,forgetting a tie,a polo shirt with the school logo)but a freshmen or sophomore did that,they'd serve detention.The discipline in this school is horrible they'd suspend both students for fighting when one clearly walked away.Parents please be careful of this school.

- submitted by a community member

February 21, 2013
i am enrolled in Medquest, honors 2 classes, i am also on the tennis, and swimming team. Marist is a great school if you are either in honors 1 or 2. Med quest is also an excellent program were you learn drug interjections and how to measure the amount of dosage to give to someone, anatomy, endocrine system, physiology, health care, and medical terminology, and symptoms of diseases and illnesses. you also get cps certified, first aid, and AED, about half of the graduates of Medquest go on to collage for per-med. we also have guest speakers and watch different types of live surgeries at medical center. you also need to do service at a hospital freshman and sophmore year, and junior and senior year you can volunteer at doctor offices. You also have to have at least a 88 average in all subjects to participate in Medquest or get accepted. No other high school has a virtual hospital in the building, and gives you the type of experiences that Medquest does. This program is competitive to get into and there is only two classes of 13 kids. Most of the kids get rejected. If you get into Medquest and are interested in the medical field this program offers an array of opportunities for you.

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February 19, 2013
Marist has brought me to go to an ivy league collage i am currently at brown university my brother went to saint peters prep and i will assure you that we have the same curriculum the only difference is that prep has a better name and is better funded, not only was i accepted into brown but i got into Cornell, George town, Notre dame, tufts, and duke. the Medquest at Marist looked great for my acceptance for pre-med and i know most of the stuff that we are learning now because of Med-quest also most of the people from my honors class are in Medquest and about 40% of the kids who went to medquest got into pre-med collages my mother also loves the school very much and she is also a teacher we both think that marist brought me into this array of oppruntunities.

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February 19, 2013
this is an excellent school if you are in the honors program either 1 or 2 and you are in medquest this school is also excellent if you are on the debate team

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April 06, 2011
This school is fine if you are in the Honors program. Even then, for the most part it is not challenging when compared to other schools who boast that they focus on "college prep". This is a school that exists on two tiers. First, there is the honors tier. The students here are given many many more opportunities and the better, more established teachers. There could be more AP classes, but with so little students, I guess it is not possible. You pretty much have class with the same kids all 4 years. The other tier, is for every other student. Here, the academics are a complete joke. I am terrible at math, in college I had to take remedial algebra, yet at Marist I received a 98 average in more advanced algebra because the class goes sooo slowly and is dumbed down. The majority of teachers are brand new, young, and inexperienced who leave for the suburbs after their obligatory 2 years. The classes here are insanely easy yet many students are still not doing well. Overall, this school is definitely one of the better private schools in Hudson County. However, for a school that boasts about its 'college prep atmosphere' they really need to step up the academics. Far Too Easy

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January 05, 2011
The school has a big problem in terms of helping struggling students. The students who are failing 2 or more subjects is quite high. Instead of receiving tutoring, they are forced to spend every day afterschool in a detention-like setting, instead of getting the help they deserve and need; they fill up 2 classrooms! The school is also very harsh in terms of discipline, thanks to their draconian Dean of Discipline.

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December 11, 2009
I love Marist High School. As an alumnus of Marist (c/o 2007) I can honsetly say that Marist lives up to its creed. They offer top notch academics as well as great extra carricular activities and a real supportive, family atmosphere. Marist will successfully prepare your child for the next phase in not only their education, but their lives.

- submitted by a community member

June 21, 2009
It's an excellent school community. We are all a family with The Marist Schools. They teach you leadership, and determination. They offer so much more than what other private schools & public schools offer and that's-acceptance by everyone. Marist will always be my school.

- submitted by a student

October 13, 2008
This is a great school! challenges the students to their fullest potential!

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February 15, 2008
I like this school because they have good teachers. Also because they follow Saint Marcellin Champagnat and the five Marist values. I love this school.

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September 27, 2007
This school is absolutely wonderful. They keep parents well informed. They focus on values as well as top academics which is necessary in today's society. There extracurricular programs are amazing with ample choices for the kids to choose from. My son's reaction for choosing Marist HS to send him to was , 'Mom, thanks for loving me so much'.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2007
Excellent! they really care about the students both academic and their students as a whole. They have great guidancecoucilor. they are there when needed even on weekends

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March 02, 2006
Excellent education and college prep.

- submitted by a student

August 26, 2003
Marist continues to meet the needs of its students. It reaches out to all its students and encourages them to reach their highest potential. The Principal, faculty, and staff are especially supportive and foster Christian values among all the students. I strongly recommend this high school.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
Marist has a family atmosphere and offers support for students in and out of school.

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August 10, 2003
Marist High School develop each students knowledge and abilities to foster excellent leadership skills,to improve their personal growth and development, and gain the respect of the staffs and their peers. They offer a tremendous array of extracurricular activities that the students enjoy and excel from.Their challenging academic curriculum definitely prepares them well for college. The staffs are definitely an asset and a key factor to the success of each student. Tuition still is one of the most reasonable in the county and yet, the school remains quite competitive proven by the tremendous rise in admissions and the highest for the year 2003 in the county. It is well diversed, the students are well recognized and awarded for any achievements they have earned.

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Marist High School
1241 John F Kennedy Boulevard West, Bayonne, NJ  07002
(201) 437-4545
Last modified Marist High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Marist High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top