Sept. 23 marked the 90th anniversary of Marymount High School. The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary opened Marymount School in 1923 with the belief that, “The world never needed women’s intelligence and sympathy more than it does today.” This statement still rings true and continues to drive their mission of educating confident girls to become ethical leaders with a global perspective and an unshakable commitment to the common good.
Marymount has always been on the cutting edge of girls’ education. As one of the first girls’ schools in the country to implement a One-to-One Laptop Program, Marymount has created a state-of-the-art learning environment for its students. Since the program’s launch, Marymount has earned the coveted Apple Distinguished School Award each year, and Marymount faculty teach classes to fellow educators across the Greater Los Angeles area on optimizing technology use in the classroom.
Students at Marymount benefit from programs specifically designed to develop girls’ leadership, such as access to a competitive mentoring program that provides internships at some of the city’s top learning institutions and organizations, including UCLA, Cedars-Sinai, The Getty, and the Department of Homeland Security. Students also enjoy a premier speaker series that welcomes high-profile female game-changers to campus to share the experiences, journeys, and choices they made along the way to success.
To learn more about Marymount’s 90 years of developing intelligent, confident, and compassionate women, visit mhs-la.org.