Our Mission Statement

Marymount prepares students to fulfill their academic, moral, physical and creative potential.

An independent school with a Catholic tradition, we welcome families of all faiths.

We cultivate in each student a lifelong passion for learning and instill confidence, courage, integrity and responsible citizenship.

Our Academic Philosophy

Marymount provides a rigorous program that prepares students to fulfill their academic potential in high school, college, and beyond. Our faculty know their disciplines and create a challenging curriculum that continually evolves and improves. Students, as well as teachers, are tenacious and committed to excellence. Students are encouraged to acquire knowledge and think critically. Individual attention ensures learning that is scaffolded so that students can meet high expectations and gain excellent study habits and organizational skills. As a result, Marymount graduates are leaders and high achievers, with confidence, courage, integrity, and a lifelong passion for learning.

At Marymount, we recognize that individuals have unique learning styles. Our low student-teacher ratio allows us to get to know each student and educate them in engaging and innovative ways. Informed student-teacher dialogue leads to informed student-teacher risk-taking. Instructors find the best teaching methods to support students’ areas of challenge and encourage them to strive to the next level. We are committed to differentiated instruction, multi-sensory instruction, project-based learning, and standards based instruction and assessment.

Marymount’s dedication to preparation extends beyond academics to the development of the whole child, fulfilling their moral, physical, and creative potential. Teachers collaborate with specialists in art, computer technology, drama, library science, music, physical education, religion, and Spanish. This multi-disciplinary approach to education stimulates students’ curiosity, provides healthy avenues for self-expression, and builds critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. The capstone experience is the middle school elective program when students benefit from courses in computers, robotics, cooking, SCUBA, fine arts and theater arts, and more. Marymount’s heritage and religious studies programs give us a unique advantage in promoting moral and ethical development of all of our students in an environment that fosters tolerance, character, service to others, and responsible citizenship.

Our rapidly changing world compels us to be innovative, ambitious, and dedicated to becoming a school of the future. In order to serve the children entrusted to us, creativity, collaboration, integrated curriculum, communication, problem-solving, and invention must be a part of every program and every activity at the school. We are dedicated to providing the best 21st Century education possible.

Contact Us:
2130 Mission Ridge Road | Santa Barbara, CA 93103
T. 805-569-1811 F. 805-569-0573

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Visit Us:
Lower School Campus | 2130 Mission Ridge Road | Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Middle School Campus | 911 Tremonto Road | Santa Barbara, CA 93103