Welcome from Head of School

Since 1938, Marymount has been welcoming families from all over Santa Barbara and the central coast region. At Marymount, we believe that “happy kids learn”. On over eleven acres of rolling hills, open air classrooms, and beautiful play space, we provide a safe, creative, and nurturing educational environment. Guided by a progressive educational philosophy, we focus on the different ways children learn; on what knowledge, skills, and experiences they gain; on how they feel about themselves and others; and on how to act as responsible young people concerned not just about their own growth, but about the well-being of others. Marymount partners with families to provide an education that nurtures every student’s academic, moral, physical and creative potential. 
Marymount faculty, staff and families are vitally committed to academic excellence in action, and to the vision of empowering each child’s potential while inspiring a purpose beyond themselves and cultivating a strong sense of both personal and social responsibility. 
At Marymount, we continue to focus on the development of the whole child, in an open, respectful and supportive environment which gives rise to informed, compassionate and intellectually curious students prepared to face the next phase of their journey with a uniquely diverse and global perspective. Every moment of every day, magical moments of learning, growing, and thriving are seen in every Marymount classroom from Junior-Kindergarten to 8th grade. Marymount is a place where every student is known, every opportunity is realized and every dream has potential.
There’s never been a better time to invest in your child’s education, and I invite you to journey up to the Riviera and witness for yourself, the amazing experience that is Marymount. Our compassionate and creative faculty, staff and students can’t wait to welcome you as you experience the magic of Marymount.
Christina K. Broderick, M.S.Ed
Head of School