Dear Marist Friends and Family,
Marist High School is a special place!
We are an oasis of civility, athleticism, and intellect serving a diverse, urban student population for whom Catholic values are paramount.
Every child deserves a chance to reach his or her full potential. Marist believes that an excellent, college preparatory education is crucial to molding young people into well-informed, productive young adults. When coupled with a supportive family, a quality education can position Marist students to be the leaders of tomorrow.
As a member of the Marist family, you already know how successful we have been in the past. The success of our present and future students depends largely on the support we have received through donations and gifts.
One my favorite phrases is; “We stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us.” It may well be your shoulders on which we stand. For that, we thank you.
With your continued support for Marist we can build upon the foundations laid by prior generations and contributors. In fact, years from now, our children and grandchildren will be the beneficiaries of our selfless giving.
In the spirit of Marcellin Champagnat, we are all called to serve “those who need it most.”
Won’t you please take this opportunity to look into your heart and help us continue the Marist mission?
Your timely contribution will be put to immediate use helping young men and women achieve their dreams.
We all should be allowed to dream … will you heed the call?
Peter G. Kane
Dear Friends of Marist,
I have had the unique pleasure of spending the last thirty years of my career at Marist High School. I started here in 1987 as an English teacher, then became Assistant Principal for Academics in the late 90’s and most recently, have served as Principal and then now as Head of School. Each position taught me so much about the Marist way, the students we teach, and 21st century learning. Because teaching and learning are so dynamic, my job never grows old. I love watching students grow. I love the innovation, the creativity. Most of all, I love how all of this comes together at Marist.
You will hear, time and again, from our students that Marist is family. This is their “home away from home”. This caring atmosphere stems from the relationships our teachers form with students and the students form with one another. This culture enables students to thrive. Students who had previously struggled in school, whether academically or socially, find that their worries dissipate in our welcoming environment. I love knowing that we are a safe place for teenagers, where students can explore their many interests and develop their own passions, all while feeling comfortable in their own skin. Marist is the kind of place where this happens.
The mission of the Marist Brothers is to make Jesus known and loved through the Christian education of youth especially those who need it most. This is what we do at Marist, day in and day out. That is why I am so very proud to be part of this amazing venture.
I invite you to take a close look at our website, then arrange a visit to the school! Come experience the family atmosphere that our students and parents value. Come home to Marist!
Ms. Alice J. Miesnik