The Centro Hispano Marista, or Marist Hispanic Adult Education and Formation Center, offers preparation for the GED® accreditation for young Hispanic adults who seek academic growth and spiritual formation. Our GED® in-campus classes are held on the Marist School campus, located at 3790 Ashford-Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, every Tuesday from 7 to 9pm, for the fall and spring sessions, and since 2020 also classes online for the summer, fall, and spring sessions.

Most students are enrolled at the beginning of the academic year, but some students may enroll throughout the term depending on class capacity and special needs. Classes are provided to pass the official GED® test in the state of Georgia, in either Spanish or English. Passing the GED® examination certifies that the tester has an equivalent for an American High School education.

The number and level of classes required and the estimated time to graduate is based on student placement tests, post-tests and GED Ready® test results. Many of our students receive a registration and enrollment letter, but only after they have demonstrated their commitment to complete the GED® program. This letter is provided to students after one complete session of their continued attendance.

All your teachers are wonderful volunteers, which allow us to offer you a low tuition. They take the time and effort to help our students succeed at your GED® tests and to give you some mentoring advice for life. Our volunteers are highly educated professionals, some of them long-time teachers. All our faculty members have undergraduates and most have decades of experience, masters, or doctoral degrees. The program has demonstrated its effectiveness in preparing adult learners to pass the GED® exams. Please click to see or download the Center’s Demonstrated Effectiveness document.

This program, which teaches the basic subject matter to enable students to pass the GED® exam, is funded primarily by Marist School in-kind contributions, private donations, and modest student fees of $120. Marist School is a non-profit organization and you can click to see or download the Marist School 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status letter from the IRS.

For more details on the revenue, please contact Dr. Leticia Valencia, program director, at