Marymount Paris is an outstanding private school for children aged 2 to 14.
We are the oldest international school in France, and have a rich history of inclusion and diversity, offering a warm welcome to children from a wide range of countries, cultures and religions. Our ethos is founded on Catholic values, which underpin daily life at Marymount.
Our spacious and verdant campus is beautiful. We are fortunate to have wonderful facilities: a sports hall, three gymnasia, a library, a performing arts theatre, dedicated music rooms, a bright and spacious art room with pottery studio, a chapel, a dining hall, excellent IT and science resources, a FABLAB, and leafy gardens for outdoor learning. Our program of enriching educational visits makes best use of the cultural treasures of Paris and the rest of France.
Our international parent body offers exceptional support to those who are new to Paris. The Parent-Teacher Organization also leads enrichment and social activities throughout the year, and the seasonal goûters and BBQs are not to be missed!
Children benefit from a dedicated French lesson every day and Francophones follow the French National Curriculum program of language study. We encourage children to speak in both languages as much as possible.
We warmly invite you to come and see for yourself what makes Marymount such a special place for children to learn and grow.
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Parent Teacher Organization
The PTO are at the center of our family community and provide a much-appreciated support network for new parents and children. Their contributions to the life of the school through fundraising, event organizing and providing a 'soft-landing' to families who arrive during the year are the social glue that underpin our unique Marymount culture. All parents are automatically included in the PTO when they enrol their children.
The Global Network of RSHM Schools (Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary)
We are active members of the Global Network of RSHM Schools. Our network includes 19 schools across nine countries and three continents with shared roots all seeking to fulfill the Goals and Criteria of the RSHM. Out network includes other Marymount schools with established campuses in Los Angeles, New York, London, and Rome. We work closely on cross-curricular educational programs and exchanges for students and staff.
Governance and accreditation
Marymount is an Association Loi 1901 according to French law and is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board is overseen by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. The Board consists of religious sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary and lay members. We are accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Middle States Association (MSA). In 2018 we welcomed two inspections from the French Académie de Versailles.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees is David Newman. The Board's membre de droit is Catherine Patten RSHM, Provincial Superior. The Board of Trustees function is similar to a committee overseeing a corporation and it is responsible for setting policy, regulating the school's financial health and appointing the Head of School. The Board is not responsible for the daily operation or management of the school which is left in the capable hands of the school's senior leaders.
Towards a century of pioneering international education
The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM) was founded by Father Jean Gailhac in 1849 in Béziers in the south of France. Marymount College opened in Tarrytown, New York in 1908 as part of Father Gailhac's progressive vision of providing young women with high-quality education. In 1923, Mother Butler pioneered the expansion of the Marymount educational model by founding the first Marymount school in Paris, followed by Los Angeles in the same year. What began as a study abroad program blossomed into a blueprint for international education well before its time. The same visionary and international spirit thrives today. Today we continue to share the home of four RSHM sisters whose intellectual and spiritual experience provides students with an invaluable source of inspiration and well-being.
Working at Marymount Paris
We are happy to receive completed application forms from excellent, qualified practitioners for any employment opportunities that are advertised here on the Times Educational Supplement. We do not accept CVs or resumés. We will only accept applications for posts advertised as vacant. Please do not send application forms or CVs for jobs that are not advertised. We have a healthy balance of teachers who have taught at Marymount for many years and welcome a few new teachers to the team each year. Staff retention is high and this provides a sense of stability and a continuity in our rich history of excellence.