Marist College Ashgrove is a member of Marist Schools Australia, an organisation that draws together Catholic schools which shape their identity and mission through the spirituality and educational approach that was introduced into the Church by St Marcellin Champagnat in the early nineteenth century, and which has continued to be developed by the Marist Brothers and Lay Marists.
The Marist school has the gospel of Jesus Christ at its heart. Marist educators seek to live out their response to the gospel with the same faith, hope and love that Mary did. Like Mary, they seek to bring Christ-life to birth, in ordinary ways and even in the most unlikely of people and places. Their Marian approach is to nurture, to teach, to gather, to reconcile, and to stand with young people so as to give each and all of them reason and means to believe, to hope and to love. Like Mary at Pentecost, they locate themselves with what Marists call “l’église naissante”: the church as it comes to birth.
To the extent that their resources, facilities and programs allow, Marist schools are open to all families which may be attracted to their distinctive way of drawing faith, culture and life into harmony through Christian education.