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Distinctly Different

Marymount Maers Marymount International School London is a private Catholic Day and Boarding school for girls ages 11 to 18 (Grades 6-12), representing multiple nationalities and a wide range of religious backgrounds. Our students look beyond their own background and see the world as one classroom. We prepare our students for a world that needs their global awareness, curiosity, compassion, and willingness to use their gifts in service to others.

Purposeful Learning As an IB World School for 40 years, Marymount offers a strong academic programme based on the International Baccalaureate curricula, fostering critical thinking, resilience, and independence. IB classrooms encourage students and teachers to seek knowledge, ask questions, collaborate, communicate and discover solutions together. This holistic approach to learning delivers a well-rounded education enriched by our cultural and religious diversity. The faculty and staff are fully committed to the academic, emotional, spiritual and social development of all students by: •

Encouraging each student to understand, live and bear witness to her faith and to deepen her love of and relationship with God.

Helping students to love each other, respect each other’s beliefs, develop qualities of forgiveness and a joyful sharing of life.

Developing in each student a sense of personal integrity, inner reflection, and responsibility for her own actions.

Stimulating students to think independently, critically and without prejudice.

Instilling a lifelong love of learning and inspiring in students the qualities of scholarship, character, service and leadership.

Focusing on the cultural and international diversity within the School as a forum for understanding and cooperation.



Marymount London has been dedicated to international education long before it became an essential quality of 21st century learning. Founded in 1955 as part of the RSHM world-wide Network of Schools, we proudly stand as the first all-girls’ school in the United Kingdom to adopt the International Baccalaureate curriculum (IB MYP and Diploma), bringing together day and boarding students ages 11-18 in a personal, dynamic, intellectually challenging, and supportive environment where multiple perspectives are respected and celebrated. All students are prepared for a world that needs their global awareness, curiosity, compassion, and willingness to use their gifts in service to others. Highly competitive exam results are only one indicator of the success of our students and faculty. Girls here build their confidence, their spirituality, their leadership skills, and their sense of self. Whether engaged in our bespoke curriculum, innovating in our FabLab, acting on the stage, playing in the field, reflecting on retreat, or otherwise participating in a myriad of extracurricular activities or trips, the whole person is at the core of what we do. Joy in doing, learning, creating, and being permeate our seven acre campus, located on the Coombe Estate, only twelve miles from central London. I invite you to come to see us in action. You and your daughter are welcome to visit our campus, meet with our students, and engage with our faculty to learn more about us. I look forward to welcoming you! Warmly,

Mrs. Margaret Frazier Headmistress

Our teaching and learning are particularly suited to the creative, coaborative, interdisciplinary, and exploratory ways that girls learn best.

Proudly IB

The Mile Years Program

Offered in Grades 6 to 10, the student-centered MYP encourages Marymount girls to draw connections between eight subject groups and the world in which they live. They are challenged and supported in an intentional, integrated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) approach. With a strong emphasis on educating students in a global context, language acquisition is an essential component. Here, students learn how to learn for deeper understanding in a creative, collaborate, interdisciplinary framework which fosters critical thinking, resilience, and independence.


The IB Diploma Program (Grades 11 and 12) is recognized and respected globally by the world’s leading universities. Marymount Diploma candidates study one course from each of six subject groups, three at Standard Level and three at Higher Level (approximately equivalent to Advanced Placement). These must include two languages, one subject relating to social studies, one laboratory science, one mathematics, and a sixth subject, which may be music, theatre arts, visual arts, or another in the first four categories mentioned. In addition, Diploma candidates must follow a critical-thinking course entitled Theory of Knowledge, submit an extended essay (normally related to one of the examination subjects) and participate in the Creativity, Action and Service programme. 44% of our class of 2018 students achieved a Bilingual Diploma. Students and teachers collaborate closely in preparation for May IB exams through internal assessments, class presentations, projects, and extensive independent research.


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The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. As IB learners we strive to be: We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups. We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live. We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities. 3



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High Academic Achievement AVERAGE SCORE: 36 POINTS

Our average score has been maintained consistently for the last five years. Globally, this score is achieved by the top 15% of all students taking the IB Diploma exam. The world average is 29.9 points. 40+ POINTS

A very impressive 27% of our students scored 40 points and above (which is higher than A*A*A*A* at A-levels) and is typically only achieved by 5% of students worldwide. Many local students who joined Marymount for at least 4 years of the School’s full 7-year IB did particularly well by scoring 40 points and above. They clearly benefitted from the pre-diploma preparation (IB MYP) offered at Marymount which is so vital for success at Diploma level. BILINGUAL IB DIPLOMA

A Bilingual Diploma was awarded to 44% of our 2018 graduates who each took two literature courses in one of 7 different languages as well as English. Marymount offers its students the best possible preparation for top tier global careers, as graduates are multilingual, culturally fluent and instinctively internationally-minded. Members of the Class of 2018 came from 29 different countries and benefitted from a truly international environment which will prepare them for life in a global setting.

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Marymount girls love to learn, and learn to love!

Founded in 1955 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), Marymount International School London is an independent school for girls, ages 11-18, nurturing the limitless potential of curious, creative young women of diverse faiths and backgrounds. We proudly stand as the first all-girls’ school in the United Kingdom to adopt the International Baccalaureate curriculum (IB, MYP and Diploma), bringing together day and boarding students in a personal, dynamic, intellectually challenging, and supportive environment where multiple perspectives are respected and celebrated. We are part of a Global Network connected to other Marymount Schools in NY, CA, Rome and Paris to name a few.


The School is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It is a member of the Independent Schools Council, European Council of International Schools, Girls’ Schools Association, Boarding Schools Association, and Catholic Independent Schools’ Conference. It is an International Baccalaureate World School authorised to participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Middle Years programmes.

Student Life


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shops in Kingston Upon Thames

Our vibrant school community provides the perfect setting for students to share diverse life experiences with girls from all over the world and learn mutual respect. Ample extracurricular opportunities allow our students to explore and pursue interests outside their academic studies. The campus is alive with student-run art exhibitions, choral and instrumental practices, as well as our annual theatrical performance presented to surrounding community and school groups. Throughout the year, the Main House is decorated to celebrate a variety of festive occasions and parent gatherings. Marymount London, known as the “Aces,” competes within the London Schools Sports Association (LSSA). Varsity teams have the opportunity to travel to Madrid, Lisbon, Barcelona, and Aberdeen to compete in end of season competitions. Sporting opportunities offered include volleyball, soccer, cross country, basketball, badminton, tennis and track and field. In coordination with the Athletic Director, girls also represent the School in swimming meets and golf tournaments in the area. Adding to the richness of the Marymount experience is our proximity to one of the greatest cities in the world. London is only 20 minutes away and easily accessible by public transport. Museums, shows, historic sites, amazing international cuisine, parks and shopping are all within reach of our beautiful seven acre garden campus nestled in the heart of the Surrey countryside.

10 minutes from Wimbledon

By the Numbers

Representing over 42 nationalities and a wide range of religious backgrounds, Marymount students are curious and confident learners who are able to express the how and the why behind what they are learning. Our 250 students speak approximately 38 languages. They build close relationships with their Marymount sisters and teachers both on and off our seven acre idyllic garden campus, located 11 miles from central London. British 25% Spanish 10% Japanese 8% American 7% German 6% French 4% South Korean 3% Chinese 2% Italian 2%

Our small class sizes ensure Marymount girls have the opportunity to discover and become their best selves. They are happy, thoughtful, socially-conscious students who thrive and make a difference in the world.

55 passionate teachers to our 250 students • average class size: 12 • 16 subjects • 18 activities and extramural clubs • 1 community garden, Fab Lab, Chapel…and ZERO GCSEs!


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Tuition fees include full IB tuition, classroom textbooks, laboratory fees, most classroom materials, key educational trips, lunch, English as a Second Language (ESL), and learning resources. Boarding fees include room and board as well as most weekend boarding activities. Parents’ Association fees: £50/year; £60/year (two or more daughters). NEW STUDENT FEES Application Fee Payable on submission of a completed online application Acceptance Fee

Non-refundable fee deposit paid upon acceptance of Offer of Admission

Refundable Deposit To be refunded under conditions outlined in the School’s Terms and Conditions

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Beyond Marymount

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82% chose

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Where wi your Marymount education take you! Since no single student’s path is the same, Marymount’s approach to College Counselling is fully bespoke. Throughout the college research and application process, students are encouraged to reflect on their identity, their values and to celebrate their unique gifts and talents. Given our rich, international community, it is no surprise that we are experienced in supporting applications to universities all over the world. We are privileged to be able to guide and to advocate for every Marymount girl as she prepares to embark on her exciting next chapter. The Classes of 2006 to 2018 were offered admission to the following Colleges and Universities: UK Aberdeen University Aberystwyth University Bangor University Bath University Bath Spa University Birmingham University Brighton University Bristol University Brunel University Buckingham University Cambridge University Cardiff University Central St Martins Chelsea College of Art and Design City University Durham University East Anglia University Edinburgh University Essex University European Business School Exeter University Glasgow University Glamorgan University Gloucestershire University Greenwich University Huddersfield University Imperial College London Kent University Kingston University Lancaster University Leeds University Leister University Lincoln University Liverpool University London Metropolitan London School of Fashion London Southbank University Loughborough University Manchester University Middlesex University Newcastle University Nottingham Trent University Nottingham University Oxford University Oxford Brookes University Plymouth University Portsmouth University Reading University Regent’s Business School Richmond University Roehampton University Sheffield University Southampton University St Andrews University Stirling University Sunderland University Surrey Institute of Art Sussex University Swansea University The London College UCK The School of Pharmacy The University College at Bournemouth

Trinity College London University College Falmouth University of London • King’s College London • Goldsmiths University of London • London School of Economics and Political Science • Queen Mary University of London • Royal Holloway University of London • SOAS University of London • St George’s University of London • University College London University of Surrey University of Winchester University of the Arts London University of the West of England Warwick University Westminster University York University USA Academy of Art University, CA American University, DC Bard College, NY Barnard College, NY Bates College, ME Boston College, MA Boston University, MA Bryn Mawr College, PA Colby College, ME College of the Holy Cross, MA Columbia University, NY Columbia College of Chicago, IL Concordia University, IL Dickinson College, PA Drew University, NJ Elon University, NC Emerson College, MA Emory University, GA Florida State University, FL Fordham University, NY Franklin and Marshall College, PA George Washington University, DC Hamilton College, NY Hobart & William Smith Colleges, NY International Academy of Design and Technology, FL Lawrence University, WI Liberty University, VA Loyola Marymount, LA Loyola University, NO Mary Washington University, VA Marymount Manhattan College, NY Marymount California University, CA Mount Holyoke College, MA New York University, NY Northeastern University, MA

Northwestern University, IL Parsons School of Design, NJ Pratt Institute, NY Rhode Island School of Design, RI Rollins College, FL Savannah College of Art & Design, GA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL Seton Hall University, PA Smith College, MA Southern Methodist University, TX Stanford University, CA Tufts University, MA Tulane University, LA University of California, Berkeley, CA University of California, Davis, CA University of California, Irvine, CA University of California, Los Angeles, CA University of California, San Diego, CA University of California, Santa Barbara, CA University of Chicago, IL University of Miami, FL University of Michigan, MI University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC University of Pennsylvania, PA University of Richmond, VA University of Southern California, CA University of Texas at Austin, TX University of Vermont, VT University of Virginia, VA University of Washington, WA University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI Vanderbilt University, TN Washington University, MO Wake Forest University, NC Whitman College, WA

HUNGARY Semmelweiss University of Medicine Budapest

AUSTRALIA Australian National University La Trobe University

TAIWAN Shih Chien University

CANADA Brescia University College McGill University Queen’s University University of Winnipeg EGYPT The German University of Cairo FRANCE The American University of Paris GERMANY Maximillian University of Munich University of Kassel

HONG KONG The Hong Kong University Hong Kong University of Science and Technology The Chinese University of Hong Kong INDIA National Institute of Fashion Technology Xavier College IRELAND Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin ITALY John Cabot University, Rome JAPAN Aoyama University Hokkaido University International Christian University (ICU) Keio (Fujisawa) Keio University Riken-Chiba University (Kodai) Rikkyo University, Tokyo Soka University Sofia University Tokyo University Tsukuba University Waseda University MEXICO Tecnologico de Monterrey POLAND Poznam University SOUTH AFRICA University of Pretoria SPAIN IE University of Segovia IE University of Madrid Valencia University

THAILAND Chulalongkorn THE NETHERLANDS Erasmus University, Rotterdam Leiden University Maastricht University The Hague University SWITZERLAND Cesar Ritz-Le Bouveret École hôtelière de Lausanne Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

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Marymount London: Distinctly Different  

Marymount London: Distinctly Different