- 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
Marymount International School, Paris kicked-off its first ever School Maker Faire on September 24th, 2016. Sponsored by Lego and the NEW Marymount School FabLab, the School Maker Faire featured S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) projects from Marymount Faculty & Staff, Students and Parents along with hands-on projects from community makers, and live performances!
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It's a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
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.
On Wednesday evening October 5 young alumni who attend local high schools in the Paris area such as the American School of Paris, Lycée Voltaire, École Boulle, Sports Etudes de Paris, École Jeannine Manuel, and Sainte Marie de Neuilly were invited to the campus for a reunion. The current 8th grade class was also invited as a way of bringing everyone "back together" to talk about their high school experiences, and visit with teachers and staff all while enjoying a dinner served from a local food truck, Cantine California.
Our Head of School spoke with the young alumni about what it means to be a Marymount Alumni, and our Head of Alumni Relations, Patti Sigman, all invited them to keep their contact details up-to-date so that we can stay in touch. The meeting ended with PTO President, Katie Evans, who invited the group to volunteer as "scarers" for the PTO Halloween Party, a fun way to stay involved at Marymount!
After the meeting everyone went outside the cafeteria to enjoy wonderful burgers from the food truck and catch up. Many of the alumni had not seen each other so they were comparing notes about their high school experiences, and our current 8th graders were also quite interested in the discussions about high schools and what life is like there!
The evening was a big success with our young alumni enjoying their time back at Marymount and we are already making plans for next year! Click here to see our Flickr album of the event!
Marymount's new 2016–2021 Strategic Plan defines the priorities and specific objectives the school will pursue over the next five years in order to strengthen and support its commitment to educational excellence and secure its long-term future. Our community joined us on October 17th to launch our visionary roadmap for Marymount's future. We'd like to thank all of our guests that joined us for the night, as well as Sodexo, Lenôtre, and Althea Rosea for their sponsorship of our cocktail.
In keeping with our commitment to building stronger links with the host-country community, Marymount has expanded its long-standing summer camp program and launched 'L'Esprit de Marymount', with resounding success!
L'Esprit de Marymount delivers a program of English-language immersion via Arts, Sports, Performing Arts and specialized language instruction in three ways:
- After-School: English Wednesday (open to non-Marymount students, ages 3-11)
- After-School: Fun Friday (open to Marymount and non-Marymount students, ages 3-11)
- Vacation Camps: Toussaint, Winter, Spring, July, Back-to-School (open to Marymount and non-Marymount students, ages 3-17, depending on Camp dates)
Marymount teachers and native-English speaking instructors alike deliver a dynamic program designed to boost English-language skills through an engaging, creative and globally influenced pedagogic program. Students enjoy the full-benefit of the Marymount campus and facilities, using the underground gym in the RSHM Sports Center, acting on stage in the Marymount Auditorium and learning how to code and hack in the Marymount Digital Fabrication Laboratory. Esprit de Marymount students become part of the Marymount community, hone their English-language skills, join a multi-cultural learning environment and have the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of an international education.
Registration for Semester 2 opens in January 2017! For more information and how to register, please visit our website: https://www.marymount.fr/espritmarymount (page en français)