UPDATE: Interim Head of School Appointment

July 12th, 2017

Sr. Michaeline O'Dwyer, RSHM, will be stepping in as Interim Head of School at Marymount. Sr. Michaeline will arrive in Paris in mid-August 2017 and assume duties to ensure a smooth transition to our new school year. She will be based in Paris full time while performing this role. During this time, the Board of Trustees will conduct a thorough search for a permanent Head of School.

Sr. Michaeline is American and is currently based at Marymount International School, Rome. She has ample experience in international school administration, having previously served as Interim Head of School in London, and held posts as Secondary School Principal and Interim Elementary School Principal in Rome. Sr. Michaeline knows our school particularly well as she currently serves on the Board for Marymount International School, Paris, and was Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee 2016-2021. We feel very confident that she will guide our school well, continue to build on the progress that Mrs. Bambridge cultivated in the last four years, and preserve the stability that comes with being the most established international school in France.

Important Announcement from the Board of Trustees

July 7th, 2017

Dear Friends,

It is with heavy hearts, that the Board of Trustees reports the passing of our Head of School, Johanna Bambridge, who died in the early hours of Thursday morning, following unexpected health complications whilst travelling with her husband, John.

At this time, our hearts and prayers are with the Bambridge family as they begin to cope with this tragic news.

The Marymount International School, Paris community along with the entire Global Network of RSHM Schools mourns the untimely loss of a dedicated leader, inspiring educator, and dear friend who invested so much passion for life-long learning into the development of our school.

The Board of Trustees is working with the Senior Leadership Team to support and guide our community at this time, and maintain the full functioning of the school over the summer and as we enter a new school year in September. In September we will hold an official memorial service at Marymount in Neuilly for the whole community.

In the meantime, the family has requested that any expressions of condolences be sent directly to the school rather than to the Bambridge residence. For all other inquiries, please contact Kathleen Elliott: kelliott@marymount.fr

We thank you for your supporting our school community at this time, and know that you will join us in prayer for Johanna and her family.


David Newman
Chairman, Board of Trustees

Sr. Catherine Patten, RSHM
Membre de Droit, Board of Trustees
RSHM Provincial Superior, Eastern American Province

All condolences may be directed to Kathleen Elliott at the school address in Neuilly-sur-Seine (please see below) or by email at kelliott@marymount.fr.