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Marist College Ashgrove: Parent Fact Sheet

Guiding boys of promise to become men of character

Marist College is a Roman Catholic School offering exceptional facilities and resources for students from years 5 to 12 and is Brisbane’s only Catholic boys’ day and boarding school in the Marist tradition.

A commitment to ensuring every boy feels safety, belonging and the right to express their individuality, underpins all aspects of the inclusive learning environment at Marist College Ashgrove.

Why Choose Marist College in Ashgrove

A nurturing pathway has been established to help boys in Year 5 transition into the school community. The new Primary Precinct will further support students to confidently begin their Marist journey within a purpose-built, modern facility designed to facilitate best practice learning and pedagogy. The precinct is located within the leafy Ashgrove campus and is only 10 minutes from the Brisbane CBD.

The College provides a sanctuary for learning to guide boys of promise to become men of character. A world-class, holistic education and a strong pastoral care and academic program inspires student to love, learn, lead and serve. Their spiritual development is supported through a ministry program in the tradition of St Marcellin Champagnat.

The Marist value of ‘family spirit’ is an integral part of the College’s ethos and encourages a strong feeling of camaraderie and fellowship across all year levels. Since its establishment in 1940, boarding has been at the heart of the school, and students create genuine, lifelong friendships with boys from across Australia and overseas.

Families are warmly welcomed into the Marist community and parents are invited to participate in their child’s education and school experiences. Parental involvement is an essential part of the Marist philosophy and many opportunities are available to connect with other families throughout the year.

A Marist education, founded in the values of simplicity, presence, love of hard work and family spirit, encourages boys to aspire to excellence and become the leaders of tomorrow.

Marist College Ashgrove

What are the sporting/extra-curricular options at Marist College?

The College provides students with a wide assortment extra-curricular options to choose from, including sports, music and cultural programs.

Some of the sports they provide students the opportunity to join include Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Football, Rugby, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball.

They also gives students the chance to perform spectacularly in one of their many music ensembles. These ensembles include Strings & Symphony, Wind , Choral,  Jazz and Small Ensembles.

Marist encourages students to join in a variety of cultural activities and hobbies. These include Debating, Chess, Maths Club, Science Club, Writing Club and Strategic Games.

What are the public transport options to Marist College?

Marist College is surrounded by several public bus stops, providing students a way to go to and from school.

What are the school fees per term?

School fees, on a per term basis, are within the range of $1500-$2500.

What are the boarding options at Marist College?

They offer day and weekly boarding for students from year 7 to year 12. With several different residences and a highly varied recreational program, students will feel at home at Marist College.

Does Marist College offer scholarships and how do we apply?

Marist College offers a variety of scholarships and bursaries. For more information, click here to our scholarships article.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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