Marymount High School

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To be distinguished from Marymount High School, Jamaica.
For other uses, see Marymount (disambiguation).
Marymount High School
Marymount High School (logo).gif
That all may have life, and have it to the full
Address
10643 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles (Holmby Hills/Bel Air), California, (Los Angeles County), 90077
United States
Coordinates 34°4′31″N 118°26′43″W / 34.07528°N 118.44528°W / 34.07528; -118.44528Coordinates: 34°4′31″N 118°26′43″W / 34.07528°N 118.44528°W / 34.07528; -118.44528
Information
Type Private
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1923
Founder Mother Marie Joseph Butler RSHM
Head of school Jacqueline L. Landry
Faculty 50 [1]
Grades 9-12
Gender Girls
Enrollment 369 (2012-2013)
Average class size 15
Student to teacher ratio 7:1
Color(s) Blue and white         
Athletics conference Sunshine League (CIF)
Mascot Sailor
Team name Sailors
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Average SAT scores 1982
Publication Sunset Magazine (literary and art magazine)
Newspaper 'The Anchor'
Tuition $28,900 (9th-11th grades 2013-2014) / $29,500 (12th grades 2013-2014)
Affiliation Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
Asstistant Head of School: Dean of Studies Kathleen Macdonell
Assistant Head of School: Operations and Human Resources Sandy Smith
Admission Director & Director of Summer Programs Sarah Jallo
Athletic Director Elizabeth Driscoll
Website
Designated: September 28, 1982
Reference No. 254

Marymount High School is an independent, Catholic, all-girls, college-preparatory high school located in the Holmby Hills/Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, USA. It sits across from the University of California, Los Angeles campus at 10643 Sunset Boulevard. The school's main administration building, chapel and auditorium are listed as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments.[2]

About 400 young women are enrolled at the school. Marymount was established in 1923 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. Mother Joseph Butler of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary founded the school in 1923. Marymount students and teams are known as the "Sailors."

Marymount High School is one of twenty members of the RSHM International Network of Schools worldwide.

Academics[edit]

Marymount offers a broad, college preparatory curriculum, including seventeen Advanced Placement courses and dozens of electives and co-curriculars, from Model United Nations to Robotics, in addition to a core curriculum. Average class size is fifteen. Marymount is one of the first all-girl schools in the United States to deploy a 1:1 laptop initiative with Apple MacBook Pro computers and has been an "Apple Distinguished School" since 2010. Marymount is a member of the Online School for Girls.

Athletics[edit]

Marymount fields 24 teams in 15 sports, including:

  • Archery
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross-country
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Golf (practices on Bel Air golf course, adjacent to the campus)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Performing Arts[edit]

Students with an interest in the performing arts may participate in one or more of the following co-curricular activities:

  • Fall play and/or spring musical productions (performers, stage crew, lighting, sound, costumes, set decoration). The casts of the play and musical are called The Marymount Players
  • Spring Arts Festival - featuring dance, drama, choir, and music ensembles
  • Dance Ensemble
  • Dance Class
  • DTASC - Drama Teachers' Association of Southern California
  • Concert Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Jazz/Rock Ensemble

Visual Arts[edit]

Students with an interest in Visual Arts have access to the following classes:

  • Ceramics
  • Digital Design
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • 3D Studio Arts

Student Government[edit]

ASB (Associated Student Body), the student government organization at Marymount High School, supports and serves the traditions and community at Marymount High School. Each Spring, the Marymount student body elects their ASB officers:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Activities Coordinators
  • Publicity Coordinators
  • Athletics Coordinators
  • Technology Coordinators
  • Performing Arts Coordinator
  • Visual Arts Coordinator
  • Campus Ministry Coordinator

Community Service[edit]

Commitment to social justice and community service is an integral part of Marymount's philosophy and mission. Students learn to live the school's mission through meaningful leadership training and service learning.

  • Marymount’s Community Service Requirement: - All Marymount students engage in a minimum 100 hours of community service prior to their graduation.
  • 'Days of Service': All members of the freshman, sophomore and junior classes participate in a day of service learning and reflection in the spring.
  • Kingdom Fair: This junior year program was designed to help students integrate classroom knowledge and service organization opportunities in a peer education exhibit.
  • Campus Ministry Service Events- The Campus Ministry Team promotes various service activities throughout the year. These events include activities such as the AIDS Walk, a spring book drive, and unique one-time service opportunities.

Tuition and financial aid[edit]

Tuition for the 2013-2014 academic school year is approximately $28,900 USD. Approximately 20 percent of all Marymount students receive need-based aid.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  2. ^ Department of City Planning. "Designated Historic-Cultural Monuments". City of Los Angeles. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 

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