Marist College Ashgrove was founded by the Marist Brothers as a day and boarding College in 1940. The College comprises 1600 students from Years 5 to 12, 220 of whom are boarders. The College motto, "Viriliter Age – Act Courageously", challenges each person to envision a more just and compassionate world.
Since 1940, dedicated Marist educators, brothers and lay people together, have worked at the College to fulfill the dreams of St. Marcellin Champagnat. St. Marcellin was a man with outstanding qualities of compassion towards young people. He has been characterised as one possessing a strong mind and a gentle heart.