Marymount High School

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Not to be confused with Marymount High School, Jamaica.
For other uses, see Marymount (disambiguation).
Marymount High School
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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
Headmaster Carey
Head of school Jacqueline L. Landry
Headteacher Mariah
Faculty 50 [1]
Grades 9-12
Gender Girls
Enrollment 391 (2014-2015)
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 $29,900 (9th-11th grades 2013-2014) / $30,500 (12th grades 2013-2014) (bus service included in tuition)
Affiliation Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
Assistant Head of School: Dean of Studies Kathleen Macdonell
Assistant Head of School: Operations and Human Resources Sandy Smith
Director of Admission and Enrollment Management Patti Lemlein
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]

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
  • A Capella Group

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
  • Digital Filmmaking

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]

The commitment to social justice and service learning is an integral part of Marymount’s philosophy and mission and is infused throughout the curriculum. We seek to practice service learning in the way we treat one another in our school community as well as in the way we interact with our community at large. The Campus Ministry Team regularly organizes and advertises community service opportunities that are open to all students. In addition, each grade undertakes a significant service-learning project.

  • Grade 9: Works to help support families involved with "A Place Called Home" (http://www.apch.org/).
  • Grade 10: Works with staff at "A Place Called Home" to plan and implement their spring health and garden fair.
  • Grade 11: Selects a service organization and learns about their programs, gaining an understanding of their mission and how they live it, putting in service hours at that organization, and presenting their experience at our annual Kingdom Fair in the winter.
  • Grade 12: Continues their work with projects that focus on human rights, with a special attention on women and children throughout the world.

The focus in each grade builds a comprehensive program that takes a student through different levels of service, starting with a focus on the individual and the family in grade 9, coordinating a program-wide event in grade 10, gaining an understanding of how a service organization works in grade 11, and culminating in a focus on global human rights in grade 12.

Tuition and financial aid[edit]

Tuition for the 2014-2015 academic school year is approximately $29,900 USD. Approximately 26% 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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