The Marianists are a Roman Catholic religious order of priests and Brothers. The Marianists were founded by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade in the early 1800’s in France. Blessed William Joseph believed that “religion is not taught; it is communicated. Religion is instilled more deeply in the spirits and hearts of the students through the atmosphere that permeates the school rather than through teaching.”
For nearly 100 years the Marianists on Long Island have endeavored to create schools were the atmosphere educates the entire young person in all areas of life; intellectually, physically, morally and spiritually. The Marianists conduct Chaminade High School in Mineola, Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale as well as St. Martin de Porres Marianist School.
In the spirit of Blessed William Joseph a Marianist education:
— Educates for formation in faith
— Provides an integral, quality education
— Educates in family spirit
— Educates for service, justice and peace
— Educates for adaptation and change
Marianist education aims to sow, cultivate, and bring to fruition the Christian spirit in the human race.
Marianist educators assist Mary, the Mother of Jesus, in her mission of forming souls in the faith.