Student Life
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A More Diverse and Inclusive Community

Marymount commits to fostering a community that reflects and embraces the diversity of Los Angeles.

Admission:
  • Students currently enrolled at Marymount come from over 90 public, charter, private-independent and parochial schools. For a complete list of schools, click "Read More" below. 
  • Since 2002, Marymount's efforts to recruit and retain Students of Color have resulted in an increasingly diverse student population. The success of these efforts is demonstrated in growth from 18% students of color in 2002 to the current percentage of 43% for the 2020-2021 academic year. 
    • For the 2020-21 school year, 48% of incoming families self-identify as students of color. 
  • Marymount's student body is made up of:
    • 0.29% - American Indian and Alaska Native
    • 10.29% - Asian or Asian American
    • 6.76% - Black or African American
    • 11.18% - Hispanic or Latinx
    • 0.59% - Middle Eastern or North African
    • 12.06% - Multiracial
    • 1.18% - Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    • 57.35% - White
    • 0.29% - Other Race 
  • Implicit bias training for all interviewers to integrate anti-racist interview protocols and mechanisms will be incorporated within our recruitment efforts. 
  • Marymount has incorporated a "No ISEE Test Policy" for admission.  
  • Marymount has been a long-time member of the Independent School Alliance (ISA), a leading organization in private school admissions counseling and placement for underrepresented students.
  • Marymount is a Founding Champion of Private School Village (PSV) along with 35 other independent schools in the Los Angeles area. PSV is a parent-led, non-profit organization who focus is to build community, provide programs/resources, and social events for Back/African American families at independent and private K-12 schools. 

Faculty, Staff and Administration:
  • 46% of current Marymount Faculty and Staff identify as People of Color. 
  • We have expanded strategies to recruit more faculty and administrators of color through active partnerships with StrateGenius, POCIS, SoCal POCIS and through regular participation in annual POC recruitment fairs. 
  • The Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion was appointed in 2017 to work with students and support and execute school-wide strategies and practices that advance the School's diversity initiative. This position, which is a member of the Administration Team and Head's Council, helps lead and facilitate school-wide efforts to promote a culture of respect and inclusion. 

Board of Trustees:

  • Since 2011, Marymount has focused on recruiting an increasingly diverse Board of Trustees. The success of these efforts is demonstrated in growth from 0.5% of Trustees identifying as People of Color in 2011, to the current percentage of 36% of the Board in the 2020-2021 academic year.  
  • For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Board for the first time holds a majority of women Trustees.
  • A Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of the Board of Trustees has been created to oversee and help guide strategic school policies that ensure Marymount's Mission is being fulfilled in relation to diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Financial Assistance:

Marymount currently expends $2.1 million in needs-based financial assistance to qualified students. This represents an increase of over 300% since 2002. 
  • 17% of the School's 2020-2021 operating budget is designated for Financial Assistance.
  • 25%-27% of the student body receives financial assistance on an annual basis.

Students come to Marymount from over 90 public, charter, independent and parochial schools. A complete list is below: 

Albuquerque Academy
American Martyrs Catholic School
Archer School for Girls
Berkeley Hall School
Beverly Vista School
Bishop Montgomery High School
Brentwood School
Buckley School
Calvary Christian School
Carlucci American International School of Lisbon
Cathedral Chapel School
Center Moriches High School
Chadwick School
Christ the King School
Corpus Christi School
Culver City High School
David Starr Jordan Middle School
Eastside Catholic School
Emanuel Baptist College
Emerson Middle School
Frederick K.C. Price III Christian Schools
Geffen Academy
Girls Academic Leadership Academy
Good Shepherd Catholic School
Harvard-Westlake
Holy Family School
Holy Trinity School
Immaculate Heart Middle School
International American School of Warsaw
John Adams Middle School
John Burroughs Middle School
Laurel Hall School
Lincoln Middle School
Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies
Louisville High School
Manhattan Beach Middle School
Maranatha High School
Medea Creek Middle School
Millikan Middle School & Performing Arts Charter
Mira Costa High School
New Covenant Academy
New West Charter School
Notre Dame Academy Elementary School
Notre Dame Academy High School
Notre Dame High School
Oaks Christian School
Our Lady of Grace School
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Our Mother of Good Counsel School
Palos Verdes High School
Palos Verdes Intermediate School
Pasadena Christian School
Paul Revere Middle School
Renaissance Arts Academy
Richard Henry Dana Middle School
Riviera Hall Lutheran School
Rolling Hills Country Day School
Sekolah Pelita Harapan Lippo Village
St. Anastasia Catholic School
St. Anne School
St. Augustine School
St. Brendan School
St. Cyril of Jerusalem School
St. Francis de Sales School
St. Gabriel's Catholic School
St. James Catholic School
St. John Fisher School
St. Joseph School
St. Lawrence Martyr School
St. Margaret's Episcopal School
St. Mark Elementary School
St. Martin of Tours School
St. Matthew's Parish School
St. Mel School
St. Monica Catholic Elementary School
St. Paul the Apostle School
St. Timothy School
The City School
The Wesley School
The Willows Community School
Thurston Middle School
Toronto French School
Transfiguration Elementary School
Turning Point School
Viewpoint School
Walter Reed Middle School
Westchester Lutheran School
Westmark School
Westside Neighborhood School
Wildwood School
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