Marymount is a college preparatory, independent, Catholic day school for girls, founded by Mother Joseph Butler in 1926 as part of a network of schools directed by the Religious Order of the Sacred Heart of Mary. The School promotes in each student a respect for her own unique abilities and a commitment to responsible living in a changing world. Marymount welcomes diversity and draws upon it to foster cultural sensitivity, religious understanding and a global perspective.
Central to the mission of the School is the academic enterprise – the acquisition of knowledge and the development of lifelong skills of critical thinking and clear expression. A wide range of activities complements the academic program and increases opportunities for creativity, self-expression, competition, and collaboration. These experiences foster social skills, sportsmanship, a sense of responsibility, independence, and self-confidence.
Marymount is committed to its Catholic heritage even as it welcomes students of other faiths. The religious traditions of the School provide a foundation for articulating and exploring questions of personal integrity, ethical decision-making, and social justice.
Since 1969 the School has been independently incorporated under the direction of a Board of Trustees. Marymount is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools. The School holds memberships in the National Association of Independent Schools, the Educational Records Bureau, the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York, the National Catholic Educational Association, and the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools. (As a member of theRSHM Network of Schools, students are offered the opportunity to study in London, Paris, or Rome).Our Vital Statistics
- Girls’ independent, college-preparatory, Catholic day school
- Grades N-XII
- Lower School, Nursery-Class III
- Lower Middle School, Classes IV-V
- Upper Middle School, Classes VI-VIII
- Upper School, Classes IX-XII
- Enrollment total: 706