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1241 Kennedy Boulevard | Bayonne, NJ 07002 | Phone: (201) 437-4545 | Fax: (201) 437-6013
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The Marist Mission

Marist High School is a Catholic, college preparatory, co-educational school, inspired and motivated by the charism of St. Marcellin Champagnat, the founder of the Marist Brothers.

The school creates a community of lifelong, faith-filled learners who are prepared to take their places as enlightened, educated members of a complex, diverse society.

Marist's commitment to excellence fosters the development of mind, body, and spirit through a partnership of families, faculty, school directory, and staff by offering a curriculum, infused with Gospel values, that challenges an academically diverse student body.

Our Philosophy & Goals


Inspired by Saint Marcellin Champagnat, Marist High School stands in the Marist Brothers of the Schools' tradition of Catholic education: a tradition whose highest values are the sacred integrity of the individual and his/her Christian responsibility to his/her society; a tradition whose ultimate aim is to make Jesus known and loved among the students.

This mission is carried out by a dedicated faculty and staff. Marist High School strives to create a community of lifelong, Christian learners who are prepared to take their places as open-minded, generous, educated members of a complex, diverse society.

Building a caring and affirming community means that we recognize and appreciate the abilities and talents of both the faculty and the student body. Self-esteem and a positive attitude toward education are fostered through competent instruction which recognizes and works effectively with a wide range of academic abilities, tempered discipline, and prudent counseling.


Religious and Moral Development to:

  • Foster awareness of Christian identity through a specific curriculum of religious education;
  • Exhibit the ideas of Christian concern and service;
  • Provide a variety of liturgical and spiritual activities;
  • Prepare students to meet the moral and spiritual challenges of our society;
  • Encourage the learning, sharing, and spreading of Gospel values.

Intellectual Development to:

  • Provide a course of studies designed to meet the needs and to challenge the abilities of each student;
  • Develop critical thinking, decision making skills, and creativity in addition to the basic skills of reading, writing, and computation;
  • Examine and evaluate continually the effectiveness of our philosophy, our curriculum, and our teaching methodology;
  • Develop in all students a level of computer literacy which will enable them to maneuver effectively in today's world.

Personal and Communal Development to:

  • Help students achieve a positive self-concept and to develop emotional maturity;
  • Foster social development through healthy interaction with others in curricular and extracurricular programs;
  • Develop an atmosphere in which the gifts of all persons are respected and appreciated;
  • Instill self-discipline and self-motivation;
  • Foster respect for the rights of others, and a Christian concern for the needs of those around us and throughout the world;
  • Develop an interactive, cooperative relationship between faculty, staff and parents/guardians of our students