Although our internationalism is something we observe and experience everyday on campus, International Week is Marymount's annual and much anticipated celebration of our community of global learners. This year's International Week was no exception, and was an exciting display of the many cultures and diverse backgrounds at Marymount. Click read more for a photo album of International Week 2017's highlights!
This year, grades one, two and three have adopted a spelling program called Words Their Way. Lower Elementary School Team Leader and Grade 2 teacher, Yolanda Garnier, has been leading professional development workshops in assisting with the implementation of this wonderful differentiation-spelling program that allows students to work at their appropriate developmental level. Check out her awesome article on the Learning Leadership blog for more about this new program: http://bit.ly/wtway
The PTO Christmas Party, Festival of Lights, concerts - the Christmas season at Marymount International School, Paris! Check out our Flickr photo album of a selection of photos from all of this year's Christmas events: https://flic.kr/s/aHskR1ot6r
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. Click through for more and to see photos.
Marymount students are officially 'digital makers'! - Super article by Econocom heralding how Marymount teachers are offering a cutting-edge, differentiated approach to technology learning, integrated across the curriculum, at every grade level. Check out the Learning Leadership blog for an English translation of the original French article: http://marymountlearningleadership.tumblr.com/post...
Students invited the school community to celebrate the Festival of Lights and learn about how different faiths celebrate light during this holiday season; just one of the many ways our school celebrates "Unity through Diversity"! Click through for more about this event.
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. After going through the authentic writing process (generating ideas, rehearsing, drafting, and editing/revising) it was time to publish their work and celebrate all that they learned about how to write a compelling and meaningful personal piece with a publishing party! Click through for more (and photos!) about this exciting learning experience.
On November 15 Marymount students traveled to Valencia, Spain where they participated in the annual Valencia Model United Nations Conference (VALMUN) which is hosted at the American School of Valencia. Marymount was one of seven schools participating in what has become a significant middle school European Model United Nations (MUN) conference.
Service learning at Marymount is embedded in our curriculum and are purposeful assignments that aim to foster the connection between the RSHM Network of Schools and therefore enable students to speak with one voice in support of the RSHM Mission. Marymount students have been busy this autumn and winter with multiple Service Learning activities, some school-wide! Click through for the round-up of Autumn/Winter 2016 Service Learning activities.
Our Middle School Student Leadership Team started off their very active year of service with a retreat and project management development training at the RSHM Student Leadership Retreat. This year, the event was held in Rome with our sister schools, Marymount International School, London, Marymount International School Rome, and Istituto Marymount. Click read more to see student testimonials from the trip!
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 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, visit and party with teachers and staff and enjoy a dinner served from a local food truck, Cantine California. Click "Read More" to see photos from 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.
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. Click to read more and see photos from the event!
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!
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!
Whether today's students go on to be astronauts, artists, engineers, scientists or presidents, we know that the challenges their generation faces will demand creative and innovative solutions. Marymount is proud to be the first international school in France to have a dedicated 'FabLab' on our school campus. Our FabLab team has collaborated closely with Jon Santiago, MIT graduate, who has also worked setting up FabLabs in Marymount New York, Marymount London, and Marymount Rome.
Marymount kicked off the school year with an inspirational two-day training for our faculty and staff with Educational Consultant, Dr. Fran Prolman. With her can-do attitude, Dr. Prolman was an inspiring speaker that motivated and encouraged our faculty and staff to start the school year off with a fresh start and high energy!
The graduating class of 2016 got a real treat on the morning of June 20. Legacy alumni Christi Opstrup spoke to them during Monday morning assembly about what it was like at Marymount when she was a student.
Marymount Alumna, Sonalika Jain, attended a meeting with the Indian Ambassador to France and his wife, to discuss dynamics & initiatives in current day India.