Why Marymount

Marymount Girls Are:

curious, collaborative, intelligent, and enthusiastic.

At Marymount, students thrive in an inclusive community where they challenge themselves in and out of the classroom and are empowered to advocate for themselves and others. Marymount girls are leaders: they lead student council, captain sports teams, direct plays, and more. Our students are collaborative and celebrate the success of their peers with as much enthusiasm as they do their own. Discover what makes Marymount special!

Our Vision & Mission

Deeply rooted in the inclusive and expansive RSHM tradition, we operate from a clear focal point,

"That all may have life and have it to the full."

This guides us in all we do, never wavering from who we are and our purpose.  We are Marymount.

Need More Reasons?

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  • We Have Challenging Academics

    Marymount has a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. And our girls get into nationally ranked colleges and universities globally. 

    • 20 AP courses
    • 31 Honors courses
    • 80% of overall student body enrolled in AP and Honors courses
    • 87% receive scores of 3, 4, and 5 on AP tests
    • Our students score 33% higher than the national average on ACT & SAT testing
    • Course offerings such as Art History, Design and Engineering, Japanese Literature, African Literature, Popular Culture,  Digital Filmmaking, and Self Defense
  • We Have Inspiring Faculty

    Of the 45 members of our faculty, 93% hold one or more advanced degrees.
    We are teachers of teachers:
    • About 20 faculty/staff members have presented at conferences in the last two years
    • 12 current faculty led tech training workshops this summer for teachers at other schools
    • 2 math department members hosted training on the TI-Nspire calculators for colleagues of other schools
    • Our faculty visits other schools to provide training on SmartBoard usage, iPads in the classroom, and other tech tools
  • We Learn From One Another

    We have a diverse, inclusive group of dedicated young women who have an unshakeable commitment to the common good. 
    • 340 girls
    • 65 zip codes
    • 91 middle schools
    • Nearly 43% self identify as students of color
    • 28% receive financial assistance
  • You Become a Leader

    With endless possibilities, Marymount girls leave high school as confident, ethical leaders.  
    • The Marymount Internship Program
    • Inspiring Boldness Speaker Series
    • ASB/CC - Student Government
    • Honor Council
    • Student Diversity Awareness Board
    • Sailors for Service
    • LeaderHERship Organizations
    • Campus Ministry
    • UCLA Anderson Women In Business Conference
    • A Better Self for A Better World (BSBW)
    • Model United Nations
    • Mock Trial
  • We Are A Welcoming Community

    Marymount is a tight-knit community of Sailor Sisters -- genuine, caring girls who help each other discover new passions, support one another, and help each other succeed. Events at school only further this bond. 
    • Spirit Week
    • Friendship Day
    • Big/Little Sisters
    • Capping & Pinning
    • Class Retreats
  • We Give Back

    Committed to serving and bettering the world, Marymount students learn from an integrated service learning curriculum and program.  

    Service learning begins in the classroom and is tied directly to the Religious Studies curriculum, engaging students first in dialogue and examination of social issues, then calling them to move beyond our walls to the outside world. Service projects are often completed in collaboration with our partners at "A Place Called Home," an after school program for low-income youth in South Central Los Angeles, offering a safe place to study, play and learn. Through this, our students learn how their unique skillsets and actions have a direct and immediate impact on our local community.

    Additionally, Grades 11 and 12 focus on issues of social justice with various non-profits.  This intensive work educates our girls on all aspects of the missions and operations of organizations and how they serve their communities, teaching not only the value of service, but the day-to-day details and knowledge necessary for non-profits to be able to function.
  • We Are Leaders in Technology

    Marymount is proud to have been the first all-girls secondary school in Southern California to institute a 1:1 student laptop program.  We equip each student with a MacBook Pro, fully loaded with all of the latest software and programs for success.

    Additionally, classrooms are outfitted with iPads, SmartBoards and TI-Nspire Calculators, ultimately providing an immersive technology experience through use of the latest tools to succeed in all areas of school life.