The ethos of a Marist school is embedded in its family spirit.
For families living closer to the College campus, weekly boarding provides all the benefits of a caring, supervised environment on campus during the week, leaving weekends free to relax at home.
Located in a tranquil garden setting, the boarding college is a welcoming and supportive community which emphasises the development of self-confidence, independence and a tolerance and understanding of others.
Creating a ‘home away from home’ has been an important feature of Marist education since its inception by St Marcellin Champagnat in 1817. Marcellin’s charism continues to shine today in our modern and vibrant boarding community. We strive to ensure that boarding at Marist College Ashgrove is a safe, rewarding and socially satisfying experience where boys from a diverse range of backgrounds learn to live, play, work and pray together.
Boarders can take full advantage of the breadth of Marist College Ashgrove’s teaching and co-curricular programs and facilities. Structured study periods in the evenings allow boys to complete homework and study. Boys also benefit greatly from the advice, encouragement and expert assistance from resident teaching staff and academic tutors.
Accommodation for 240 boarders is divided amongst five residences. Meals are well-balanced, with menus developed in consultation with a qualified nutritionist.
Recreational areas provide ample opportunities for indoor activities and the Boarding Program makes extensive use of the College’s leisure and sporting facilities, including sports grounds, swimming pool and tennis courts.
On weekends, our boarders enjoy a busy lifestyle, which includes participation in the outstanding Boarding Recreation and Clubs Program, as well as representing the school through the AIC Sporting Competition.