Our Values

  • Relate with sincerity and openness
  • Avoid pretence and duplicity
  • Be humble and modest
  • Avoid elitism

The Marist History

The Marist Brother movement dates back to 1816, where Marcellin Champagnat, a young French priest, tended to a young boy on his deathbed, who had no knowledge of God and His love. He founded an order of teaching brothers near Lyon. They called themselves The Little Brothers of Mary. As the Brothers grew in number, they travelled around the world, with their mission to make God known and loved. They arrived in South Africa in 1867 and began to transform the way the education system worked.

The Marist Brother movement dates back to 1816, where Marcellin Champagnat,
a young French priest, tended to a young boy on his deathbed,
who had no knowledge of God and His love. He founded an order of teaching brothers near Lyon.
They called themselves The Little Brothers of Mary. As the Brothers grew in number, they travelled around the world,
with their mission to make God known and loved.
They arrived in 
South Africa in 1867 and began to transform the way the education system worked.

The Marist Network

The Marist Network thrives in 80 countries on five continents, with a lot of focus
on their 520 schools. The network also operates in a number of organisations
and groups. Most recently, they have initiated the La Valla 200 international
groups: Brothers and laity living in community and working together to serve
those most vulnerable on each continent.

14

Marist university
hospitals

53 million

educational books
published each year

30

centres of higher
education

The Marist Network

The Marist Network thrives in 80 countries on five continents, with a lot of focus on their 520 schools. The network also operates in a number of organisations and groups. Most recently, they have initiated the La Valla 200 international groups: Brothers and laity living in community and working together to serve those most vulnerable on each continent.

14

Marist university
hospitals

53 million

educational books
published each year

30

centres of higher
education

Sacred Heart College
Johannesburg
Marist Brothers Linmeyer
Johannesburg South
St Davids Inanda
Johannesburg
St Henrys Marist College
Durban
St Josephs Marist College
Cape Town