- 45different nationalities
- 36 languages spoken in our community
- 12 religious affiliations represented
- 19 schools in global network
Our children feel like they belong to this community instead of feeling like outsiders in a foreign country. Marymount makes them feel at home.
Elementary School Mom
“Learning takes place once very basic needs are met. Children need to build trusting relationships, have a sense of safety and security in their surroundings and know that they are not expected to fit into a mould.”Johanna Bambridge
Head of School
Recently, Grade 6 students studied personal narrative writing - reading and analyzing narratives written by professional writers, as well the work of their colleagues, other 6th grade students. A
After going through the authentic writing process (generating ideas, rehearsing, drafting, and editing/revising) it was time to publish their work and celebrate that they learned about how to write a compelling and meaningful personal piece with a publishing party!Throughout the process, students self-assessed and peer-assessed in constructive ways. During their publishing party, students used post-it notes to give specific, positive feedback to their fellow authors.
Several visiting teachers joined to read student work and give feedback, and our Head of School and the Zimbabwe Ambassador even paid a special visit! The ambiance was spectacular: students furiously reading one another's work and leaving feedback, snacks, jazz music! Hats off to the students for their hard work and engagement.
-Katie Pollet, Grade 6 English Teacher
A few of the students' personal narratives have since been posted to the Marymount Authors Blog, check them out here: http://marymountparisauthors.tumblr.com/
The PTO Christmas Party, Festival of Lights, concerts - the Christmas season is here at Marymount International School, Paris!
Check out our Flickr photo album of a selection of photos from all of this year's Christmas events:
by Mrs. Johanna Bambridge, Head of School
Happy Birthday Marymount! On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we were proud to celebrate the 93rd birthday of our school and honor the Blessed Virgin Mary with our RSHM Network of Schools sisters, Sr. Brigid, Sr. Ethna and Sr. Marion, and our school chaplain, Fr. Aidan Troy.
During the celebrations, our school asked for donated food items as a birthday gift to Marymount. I thank each and everyone of our school community for giving so generously to the food drive, all food stuffs collected will be sent to the Neuilly Red Cross. This is a grand gesture to our young people that giving is more important than receiving.
We look forward to many more school birthdays – 100 is around the corner!
Take a look at our Flickr album of the event: https://flic.kr/s/aHskJLB2hM
Join us for the 2017 Alumni Reunion in Washington D.C. Our annual reunions are a wonderful chance to reconnect with the Marymount network and other Alums.
Learn more and RSVP here: http://www.marymount.fr/alumni/alumnireunion2017
Understanding by Design Curriculum building is the backbone to developing an intentional, challenging, and structured learning program. Our team leaders and curriculum developers recently deepened their knowledge of UbD with one of its founders, Jay McTighe in a recent workshop at the American School of Paris.