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Marymount graduates gain acceptance to and succeed at top independent and public high schools in Santa Barbara and beyond. They go to small independent schools and large public high schools, and to academies within those public schools. Some go off to boarding school. The strength of a Marymount education is one reason for this success; the strength of our individual high school counseling is another.
It makes us happy to hear that our graduates are thriving in high school, and, later, in college and in their careers. But it thrills us when people tell us what kind of people Marymount grads are—bright, confident, and caring, good citizens and good people, leading lives of purpose and fulfillment along whatever paths they choose.
“All kids from Marymount are great kids,”
the admissions director at one of California’s leading boarding schools told one of our parents recently. We couldn’t agree more.
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Recent High School Acceptances

Bishop Diego High School
Cate School
Choate Rosemary Hall (CT)
Deerfield Academy (MA)
Dos Pueblos High School
- Engineering Academy (DPEA)
The Dunn School
The Hotchkiss School (CT)
Laguna Blanca School
Loyola High School
Midland School
Miss Porter’s School (CT)
Proctor Academy (NH)
St. Paul’s School (NH)
Santa Barbara High School
- Multimedia Art & Design Academy (MAD)
- Visual Arts and Design Academy (VADA)
- Computer Science Academy
Santa Catalina School
San Marcos High School –
- Accelerated Academic Program for Leadership and Enrichment Academy (AAPLE) 
Stevenson School
The Taft School (CT)
The Thacher School

Recent College Acceptances

Arizona State University
Brown University
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic State University, SLO
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University
Loyola Marymount University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
New York University
Notre Dame University
Pepperdine University
Purdue University
St Andrews, Scotland
Stanford University
Trinity College
Vassar College
Yale University
University of California (all campuses)
University of Southern California
University of Michigan
U.S. Naval Academy
Vanderbilt University
Wellesley College
“At Marymount, it’s about who are you becoming. Who do you want to be in the world?”
-- Ann, 8th grade parent

Distinguished Alumni/ae Award

Marymount celebrates the accomplishments of and school service by our alumni/ae with the Distinguished Alumni Award. 

1992 - Meredith (Ky) Brooks Abbott ‘56
1993 - John Gherini ‘64
1994 - Tish Gainey Roehm ‘65
1995 - Tina Merlo Messineo ‘67
1996 - Sheila Hart McGuire ‘56
1998 - Colleen Parent Beall ‘74
1999 - Erin Graffy de Garcia ‘73
2001 - Jennifer Jaqua Fairbanks ‘72, Allison Jaqua ‘76, and Sara Jaqua ‘77
2003 - Katherine Foley ‘93
2006 - Stephanie Christoff Rakowski ‘85
2008 - Colleen P. Graffy ‘71 and Carlos J. Barrón ‘81
2010 - Matthew Wolf ‘83
2011 - Annie Maxwell ‘93
2012 - Katherine Marquart '95
2013 - Ryan Emmons '04
2014 - Talia Vestal '11
2015 - Casey McCann ‘93
2016 - Mabrisa Rodriguez ‘99
2017 - Paloma Arnold ‘92
2018 - Whitney Brooks Hansen ‘54
2019 - Matthew Arnold '86