Marist Explore Program

Due to the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Explore Program will be on hold during the 2020-21 school year. We look forward to resuming this beneficial program as soon as possible. If you are a parent or alumnus who would like to help the program in the future through mentoring, offering an internship, speaking about your career, or another providing opportunity for our students, please complete our resource form


Marist High School’s Explore Program was established to provide unique opportunities for students to consider careers through mentorship, special events, and professional resources. It allows students unsure of a future career the chance to learn from seasoned professionals about a variety of industries, while affording students who have a career goal in mind the opportunity to delve deeper into the industry, attain insider knowledge and gain invaluable professional experience while in high school.

Students in the program have access to industry leaders from a variety of professions, the opportunity to attend cultural and political events, access to internship and research opportunities.

This program helps set Marist students apart from peers, as it differentiates them from the typical college applicant. Explore Program graduates are uniquely prepared for college and eventually, professional life. 

Mission: To make Jesus known and loved by enlightening and empowering Marist students to explore authentic real world opportunities for leadership, hands-on research, and career discovery through the lens of faith.

Vision: To create successful transformational leaders and faith-filled stewards with broader world visions and a deeper awareness of future opportunities so that these students may cultivate their gifts for the good of the world, serving others and spreading God’s love.


  • Excellence through the lens of faith
  • Exploration through hands on, real world experiences
  • Inclusion through an openness to all committed students
  • Leadership through mentoring underclassmen
  • Service through humble work with those in need

For more information on Marist High School’s Explore Program follow @MHSExplore on Twitter. 

Mrs. Kathleen McArdle
Explore Coordinator

Pictured (from left): Gerald Beeson '90, Chief Operating Officer-Citadel, speaks to students; Explore students visit Fermilab, Frank Wall '90, Senior Vice President-Turner Sports, speaks to students

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