Marist College Emerald is a Catholic co-educational secondary college situated in the Central Highlands, three hours west of Rockhampton. The College draws students from Emerald as well as surrounding rural areas including Gindie, Springsure, the Gemfields, Clermont, Blackwater, Tieri and many rural properties.
The College commenced Year 8 classes in 1996 with the first Year 12 class graduating in 2000. In 2006 the College celebrated ten years of Catholic secondary education on the Central Highlands. In 2015, the College welcomed Year 7 to secondary education. The College could not have experienced the success it has already achieved, if it were not for the support and dedication of the local Catholic and town community.
Marist College operates under the supervision of the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton under the auspices of the Bishop of Rockhampton. The Director of the Diocesan Catholic Education Office administers Catholic Schools on behalf of the Bishop.
Whilst servicing the Catholic community, Marist is open to all who share the ideals and ethos of the community it serves. Reasonable fees are charged so that financial circumstances are not a barrier to enrolment.