Marymount International School
Founded in 1955 by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount
International School is an independent boarding and day school for
girls aged 11 to 18. Over 200 boarding and day students representing
some 50 nations are now enrolled in the school.
The facilities at Marymount International School include a large
theatre/auditorium, an art studio, a language centre, a resource
centre, a science centre, a music centre, a full-size sports hall
and a modern classroom block with library and computer centre. In
January 1996 a new boarding extension was opened offering 16 single
and double rooms for Seniors in addition to a recreational lounge
for all students, an infirmary and a laundry.
Marymount's curriculum is designed to meet the needs and potential
of each individual within its international community. Small classes
are regarded as essential and the staff student ratio is 1:8. In
grades 6-12, courses based on the American college preparatory curriculum
are offered, integrated in grades 6-10 with the Middle Years Programme
of the International Baccalaureate. Students can elect to follow
the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in grades 11 and
12. IB Diploma holders may be awarded sophomore standing in certain
colleges in the United States. Marymount is a centre for the American
College Testing Program; it prepares students for TOEFL and the
College Board (SAT I & II, ACT, AP, PSAT/NMSQT).
On average, ninety-eight percent of the graduates pursue university
degrees at top universities in the United Kingdom, United States,
Europe and Japan.
Teams take part in the International Schools' Sports Association
(ISSA) tournaments and the International Schools Theatre Association
(ISTA) meetings. One-week optional educational tours to many countries
abroad take place during the second semester. Understanding of other
countries is also furthered by regular participation in the Model
United Nations in The Hague.
Admission to Marymount International School is based on previous
school records, teacher recommendations and, where possible, personal