Marist College Ashgrove was formed in 1940 by the Marist Brothers. The founder, St Marcellin Champagnat, a priest from southern France, was changed due to an experience of blessing a dying boy, only to see that he had little education and no understanding of God. His passion and determination to then start a religious order to address this concern led to schools being established throughout the world, including Australia and Ashgrove in Brisbane. Marist College Ashgrove, a Catholic school for young men in Years 5-12 was established in 1940. It has been an integral part of boys’ education in Queensland for over 80 years.

Our College Mission is to educate boys in this Marist tradition and charism inspired by St Marcellin Champagnat, encouraging young men to love all people equally, be life-long learners, to lead positively and to serve all, especially those in need. Our vision is to provide a holistic education – achieving excellence in academia and facilitating a boy’s spiritual, cultural, social and physical development. Teaching and learning that focuses on ways in which boys learn best is our specialty. Our staff are well versed and experienced in using pedagogy to maximise boys’ learning and there is a shared goal to ensure boys reach their potential.

Marist College Ashgrove is a welcoming community where all are treated with dignity and respect because all people are formed in God’s image and likeness. The pastoral care of each boy is paramount. Gospel values provide a framework for teachings that are inherently espoused at Marist Ashgrove – integrity, right relationships, humility, character, honesty, persistence, resilience, acceptance, reflection and compassion for all.

Marist College Ashgrove is governed by Marist Schools Australia Ltd, where Catholic identity is central in a student’s education. The College is supported by the generous contributions staff, parents and past alumni to create a warm, unique and identifiable family spirit.

Marist College Ashgrove prides itself on the partnerships it builds with families and the broader community to develop young men with both the capacity and courage to lead. Marist College Ashgrove graduates are well-rounded, self, and socially aware citizens. They are empathic to the needs of others and resilient young men, who, upon graduation, have developed the skills and confidence to strive boldly and courageously for their goals, whilst contributing humbly to make the world a better place.

On behalf of the Marist College Ashgrove community, I would like to extend a warm welcome to prospective members of our Marist family.

Michael Newman
Head of College