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Parent-Teacher Organization

Marymount has a wonderful and very active Parent Teacher Organization ('PTO'). Throughout the year we plan and host events for students, teachers and parents. Engagement in the Marymount community provides ample opportunity to network and find support for parents settling into their new life in Paris. Parents are active on campus and tend to find a second home here, within our community.

Marymount's PTO consists of an elected body of officers. The PTO has formal by-laws and its main responsibility is to actively support the student learning and the mission of the school. Elections for positions of responsibility on the PTO are held annually and the PTO meets formally with the Leadership Team at the beginning of each school year.

Homeroom Parents

A Homeroom Parent works with their respective homeroom teachers to coordinate and organize class events with the help of parent volunteers in the same class. Being a homeroom parent is a great way to get more involved in your child’s class, to see your children in their class environment and to get to know the teachers and other parents. It is an important role as you serve as a point person for parents in a particular class to help them navigate class activity, engage in parent-related opportunities and connect them to the PTO. Homeroom parents are a particularly important resource for incoming families throughout the year who need to get up to speed quickly and will appreciate the guidance of the parent of one of their child’s peers.

PTO Sponsored Events and Activities

PTO Events

  • Welcome Back Party - September
  • Halloween Party - October
  • Christmas Party - December
  • Teacher-Staff Appreciation Luncheon - May
  • International Goûter - June
  • Summer Kick-off BBQ - June

Welcome Coffees

The PTO has welcome coffee for all parents at the beginning of every semester, just after drop-off.

Exercise Classes

PTO has access to the gym before and after classes, below is a list of exercise classes that we currently offer to our parent community:

  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

Walking Tours of Paris Sights

Marymount PTO meets regularly for walking tours of major Paris sights. Tours are provided in English.

Recent tours have included:

  • Picasso Museum
  • The Madeline Temple
  • A backstage tour of the Opera Garnier
  • Bibliothèque Forney

Guest Speakers

The Marymount regularly hosts guest speakers on a wide range of topics.
Past topics have included:

  • French medical system
  • French etiquette
  • Internet safety

Other Activities

  • Shopping excursions to major Parisian outlets

Recent PTO News


A big thank to the Marymount PTO for their generous donation that they've ear-marked for the Marymount FabLab. Your support and donations make it possible to increase the possibilities that we can our students, and we are of course very grateful and humbled by your continued generosity!

Letter from Mrs. Bambridge to the Marymount Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)

Dear Parent – Teacher Organization,

On behalf of the entire school, I take this time to thank you for the very generous gift to the school, ear marked for the Fablab.

Your gift will allow us to buy more materials for the Fablab and increase the possible usage of this space.

We are grateful that you have selected to support this incredible endeavor as it cuts across all curriculum areas and is definitely for all our grade levels.

As we near the end of the school, I wish to thank each and every one of you for the on–going support, great contributions and much love given to the school and to me, personally. It has meant so much to us all.

Katie, you have been an extraordinary leader, with an extraordinary team of dedicated and giving members.

Have a lovely summer and God keep you all safe.

If you are leaving us, remember that Marymount is always a home for you.


Johanna Bambridge
Head of School

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"Last weekend's PTO Halloween Party was a spooktacular event for big and small. Marymount International School, Paris was transformed this past Saturday evening into a wonderfully spooky Haunted Marymount, and the creative flair was like no other. With decorations and imagination worthy of Disneyland, the hard work, commitment and creativity by an extremely dedicated group of parents was brilliantly evident!

Our sincere thanks to all everyone involved in the planning and execution of this wonderful event. Thanks to the combined effort, the children in all of us enjoyed a time when we could laugh and relax and allow our imagination to run silly, and our entire school community enjoyed celebrating the merriment of Halloween."

-Johanna Bambridge
Head of School

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We are thrilled to announce that as a result of your amazing auction donations and generous bidding, our community has raised over €21,000. Together with the 8,000€ donated by the PTO, our new FabLab will launch in September 2016 with almost €30,000!

The FabLab team has been busy working with the Marymount Paris Board, IT & Curriculum teams to establish partnerships, research vendors, and identify curriculum tie-ins that meet Common Core and AERO standards. Marymount has in place a dedicated FabLab consultant to assist in the planning, training and launch of our new FabLab. As with any new program, Marymount will be launching a comprehensive on-site professional development program for staff and providing specialized teacher training via a local digital fabrication laboratory. We also hope to bring in the FabLab managers from the Marymount London and New York schools to assist in establishing our new FabLab.

We are off to a terrific start and we will continue to build on our success through the end of this year and over the summer. We are confident that our new Fall 2016 FabLab will allow our children to experiment, take risks, and play with their own ideas; giving them permission to create, imagine, and build. All of these contributions take a community!

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Tuesday, April 12 Marymount faculty and staff organized our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast to show our thanks to our wonderful parent volunteers for their dedication. Thank you to all the volunteers who help make our school community rich and vibrant!

Learn more about the PTO (Parent-Teacher-Organization) and how you can get involved with the school community by volunteering:

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