As Head of School, there is little more rewarding than walking through campus watching our students collaborate -- whether they are tackling a biology assignment, organizing a community service event, editing a video for a class project or working on a soccer drill. As I observe them tackling these projects, I wonder who is a future engineer, business executive, social justice or environmental advocate, doctor, researcher, chef, or award-winning author? How will each of these girls take the skills she is developing at Marymount and become a leader?
I know that each of these remarkable young women will discover her best self while at Marymount, and will develop the skills necessary to lead, in whatever path she chooses.
During my years working at the university level, I saw that girls who were graduates of all-girl schools were truly distinct. They had a sense of themselves. They held their ground in the classroom. They were articulate, grounded, poised. They became leaders.
Leadership training opportunities abound at Marymount. Any student who is motivated and committed can lead a club, run for student government, or become team captain. Our speaker series, “Inspiring Boldness: Girls Leading” introduces students to accomplished women leaders who have made their marks, through perseverance, courage and boldness. Our award-winning one to one laptop program and state of the art technology equips students with the tools they need to lead in the 21st century.
Our founding order, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, has been teaching girls for over 100 years. We know how to teach girls and we know why it matters so much. We see every girl as a future leader and we are committed to making sure that each girl gets everything she needs, to be, in her own way, a force for good in the world.