Philosophy

Our challenging and inclusive curriculum places a strong emphasis on developing intellectual curiosity and passion for knowledge. These are great attributes we believe will prepare young men for lives full of purpose beyond our school gates, driven to make a difference in the world through generosity, service and justice. 

Our teachers work closely with our boys, supporting and challenging them through rich and diverse learning opportunities that meet the needs of individual learners while stretching their abilities. Coupled with the support of classmates and friends, we set your son up to fulfil his potential. 

We have a unique opportunity to teach boys that there are many good routes to becoming good men.

Teaching Boys

For over 50 years, our College has cultivated a culture that understands, accepts and celebrates boys and how they learn.  

Our focus on boys’ education enables them to prosper in all areas, pursuing their interests, while encouraging them to be themselves without the preconceived notions of rigid gender expectations that can regulate their decisions and drive their development.  

There is something really special about schools just for boys with teachers who understand how they learn. Our passionate and dedicated staff believe in the value of each boy and are committed to their growth. Our collaborative culture empowers our staff to work in teams that share information and the latest research to identify areas for improvement and innovation.

Our teachers place high expectations on and encourage each boy to exceed his potential. 

Teachers know it is important to be able to laugh with them, to stimulate their imagination, to ignite their passions and to be able to correct them, while still conveying a sense that every boy is valued.

We are committed to being a boys' school that promotes responsible relationships and positive attitudes towards girls and women. We are uncompromising in being a safe and inclusive learning community respectful of diverse backgrounds, ethnicity, gender and nationality.

Marist teachers are passionate about creating a learning environment that speaks to the heart, expands the mind, and enriches the life of every boy entrusted to their care. The College’s Strong Minds, Gentle Hearts publication highlights the key areas of support by our teachers in providing quality boys’ education at the College. 

Top achievers in 2019

The College acknowledges and congratulates the Class of 2019 on their very positive academic results. 

The College had many high achievers with 11% of students achieving a score above 95 and 24% of the graduating class attaining an ATAR score above 90, placing them in the top 10% of the ACT. The median ATAR was 81.85 and over 55% of the students achieved an ATAR above 80, placing them in the top 20% of the ACT. These are pleasing results and ensures many doors are open in deciding pathways for the future. 

The below publication profiles some of our top achievers whilst illustrating the fact that, at Marist College Canberra, you can achieve a vital balance between academic success and breadth of experience.