Academics

Curriculum

In order to encourage a life-long love of learning, Marymount International School places a strong emphasis on providing a challenging and engaging curriculum, which is carefully designed to form a continuum from Early Childhood through High School.

We seek to guide students of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds towards the achievement of their potential by offering an excellent program of studies and extracurricular activities. At Marymount, we strive to develop students who are capable, honest, and respectful, and who are prepared both academically and spiritually to be lifelong learners and leaders of tomorrow.

Marymount’s students stand at the center of school life and with every facet of the school, from curriculum design to technology and facilities, primary consideration is given to promoting student success. Perhaps this is the reason Marymount students are so happy and enjoy coming to school each day.

Accredited by the New England Association of Colleges and Schools and Council of International Schools, Marymount bestows upon its graduates an American High School diploma in addition to offering an excellent IB Diploma Program.

Marymount Learner Profile

The program of teaching and learning at Marymount International School endeavors to develop in each member of its community the characteristics and traditions reflected in the mission of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), the Mission and Vision of the school, and the Goals and Criteria of the RSHM Network of Schools. Drawing from these sources, and from the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Organization, an educational system used in the Secondary School, the following Marymount Learner Profile challenges each student to strive to embody the characteristics of a Marymount education.

MMI learners strive to be:    

 INQUIRERS    
• Develop natural curiosity.
• Acquire skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research.
• Show independence in learning.
• Actively enjoy learning and sustain a life-long love of learning.

 KNOWLEDGEABLE      
• Explore issues and ideals that have local and global significance.
• Acquire in-depth knowledge & understanding in a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
• Know the history of the RSHM and identify with its mission in today’s world.
• Come to know God and Catholic teaching.

 THINKERS    
• Exercise initiative. 
• Apply thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems. 
• Make reasoned and ethical decisions. 
• Contemplate and develop an awareness of beauty in the universe.

 COMMUNICATORS    
• Express ideas confidently and creatively in more than one language. 
• Communicate in a variety of modes. 
• Work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others. 
• Develop skills for effective decision-making and leadership.

 PRINCIPLED    
• Act with integrity, honesty, and a strong sense of fairness. 
• Act with justice and respect the life and dignity of individuals, groups and communities. 
• Take responsibility for their actions and have a high standard of self-discipline. 
• Know that being a Christian requires following the teachings of the Gospel.

 OPEN-MINDED    
• Understand and appreciate their culture and personal history. 
• Seek and evaluate a range of points of view and are willing to grow from the experience. 
• Are open to the perspectives, values, and traditions of other individuals and communities. 
• Are sensitive to the diverse abilities and talents of others.

 CARING    
• Show empathy, compassion and respect, acting to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. • Have a personal commitment to service. 
• Show particular care for the human rights of the poor, the powerless, and the marginalized, so that "all may have life." 
• Treat others the way they themselves would like to be treated.

 COURAGEOUS    
• Approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought. 
• Have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. 
• Are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

 BALANCED    
• Understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal wellbeing for themselves and others. 
• Are concerned about their moral and spiritual growth.

 REFLECTIVE    
• Give thoughtful consideration to their learning and experience. • Assess their strengths and limitations to support learning and personal development. 
• Are conscientious and want to fulfill their potential.

 SPIRITUAL    
• Love God and make God known and loved. 
• Are prayerful, participate in worship, and strengthen their personal relationship with God. 
• Understand and witness to their faith, in respectful awareness of religious beliefs of others. 
• See each person as a child of God.

 PEACE-MAKERS    
• Are forgiving, grateful and joyous. 
• Examine their conscience, seek forgiveness, and make amends. 
• Work to foster a community where each person feels respected and valued.