Academics

STEAM

Marymount girls make, create and innovate!

Marymount girls are designers, artists, coders, engineers, makers and doers. They’re inspired to solve the world’s most pressing problems—and we’re giving them the tools and training to do it!

Among independent schools, Marymount is a leader in technology. We believe scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and the applied use of technology are imperative skills for the future. We believe all students—especially girls—should be challenged to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. This is why we’re committed to a dynamic and interactive STEAM program.

STEAM is much more than a collection of academic disciplines—it's an approach to the world that encourages creative thinking, problem-solving, and a willingness to take risks and learn from setbacks.

Here are just a few examples of how we’re integrating STEAM into the curriculum:

  • An AP Psychology class created puzzle rooms to challenge their classmates.
  • Students used 3D Design to enhance the science department's aquarium.
  • Geometry classes used the Makerspace to explore laser-cut snowflakes and construct scaled castles.
  • Renowned sculptor Dr. George Hart collaborated with our students in the Makerspace to create a four-foot tall sculpture that now hangs in our Digital Resource Library (Check out the video below)!
In the graduating class of 2019:
  • 95% of students took at least one AP/honors science course
  • 24% of students took TWO science classes, completing their time at MHS with a total of 5 years of science
  • 2 students took 6 science classes over their 4 years
  • 3 students have been named co-authors in scientific publications


Meet our STEAM Co-Coordinators

List of 2 members.

  • Kim Bathker 

    Science Department Chair & STEAM Co-Coordinator
    (310) 472-1205 ext 565
  • Ms Julie Whittell 

    Mathematics Department Chair & STEAM Co-Coordinator
    (310) 472-1205 ext 558

Meet our Makerspace Coordinator

List of 1 members.

  • Adrian Skrentny 

    Director of Design Engineering and Academic Data
    310-472-1205 ext. 205


List of 6 items.

  • 88%

    Students, on average, exceed their science course requirements
  • 25%

    of AP exams taken are in a STEM-related field, compared to 20% nationally
  • 90%

    of students, on average, exceed their math course requirements
  • 65%

    of students use the Makerspace
  • 600+

    3D files printed
  • 500+

    3D printing hours this past year