Ministries: Education Schools and Colleges

"The aims of a Marymount education are manifold: to educate the heart and mind, and to provide for each student’s total growth, intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically." (Mother Marie Joseph Butler, RSHM)
Since 1907, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary have operated schools and colleges in the United States, as well as international schools in Europe. Today, the following schools in the Eastern and Western American Provinces are members of the international Network of RSHM Schools which has 19 member schools in eight countries.
The Goals and Criteria of the RSHM Network of Schools are the following: 
  • To foster a personal relationship with God
  • To create unity through diversity 
  • To instill a lifelong love of learning 
  • To encourage and affirm personal growth 
  • To awaken a consciousness of social justice 
  • To fulfill the RSHM mission "That all may have life and have it to the full." 

Marymount International School, Paris ( established in 1923, is a private, Catholic, co-educational international school offering an American based curriculum to students aged three to fourteen. The school shares the traditions of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary and is part of the RSHM network of international schools. Marymount welcomes children of diverse cultures, religious beliefs, and abilities. The school's international character and location in France provide a valuable opportunity for increased cultural awareness and understanding. Our aims and objectives focus on fostering a lifelong love of learning. 
Marymount High School, Los Angeles, CA ( was established in 1923. With sister schools in New York, Europe and South America, Marymount gratefully acknowledges the Religious who had the vision and strength to establish an international network of schools committed to service and to women’s education. Throughout its history, Marymount has remained dedicated to the goal of providing an education that fosters the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social maturity of the whole person. Each Marymount student is encouraged to challenge herself through academics and co-curricular programs coupled with a deep commitment to serving others. Living up to the words of its motto, Marymount is “preparing young women to make a better world.”

Marymount School of New York ( founded in 1926, is an independent, Catholic day school from Nursery through Class XII educating girls in a tradition of academic excellence and moral values. The School promotes in each student a respect for her unique abilities and encourages the development of her own voice and a commitment to responsible living in a changing world. Marymount celebrates diversity and draws upon it to foster cultural sensitivity, religious understanding, and a global perspective. Central to the mission of the School is the development of critical and creative thinking, clear expression, and a lifelong love of learning. In sum, Marymount seeks to educate young women who continue to question, risk, and grow; young women who care, serve, and lead; young women prepared to challenge, shape, and change the world.
Istituto Marymount, Rome ( is a co-educational Catholic school founded in 1930. The school accepts early childhood, elementary and middle school children from the ages three to thirteen. A bilingual English/Italian programme, introduced in 1999, makes Marymount a stimulating and challenging school which prepares students for an ever-changing and multicultural society. The program prescribed by the Italian Ministry is closely followed while an intensive English program is offered by mother-tongue English teachers. The school is strongly committed to promoting Italian culture while emphasizing our students’ roles as citizens of Europe. Marymount aims to develop young women and men who are well-rounded and filled with faith.
Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary High School, Montebello, CA ( is a college preparatory school now owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The school was established in 1991 when Sacred Heart of Mary High School, founded in 1942 by the RSHM, and Cantwell High School, founded in 1946, were united. The school provides an educational environment which fosters multiple academic skills, promotes Gospel values, celebrates diversity, develops self-worth and respect for others, encourages personal responsibility, and challenges students to share their gifts in building a just and peaceful society.
Marymount International School, Rome ( founded in 1946, is a private, Catholic, co-educational day school that fosters the development of each individual student, from early childhood (age 3) through grade 12. In addition to a stimulating and caring environment, Marymount offers students a values-based education with an emphasis on respect, tolerance, and the promotion of a life-long love of learning. The school offers both an American high school diploma and an International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which provides students with a competitive advantage for admission to colleges and universities in the United States, Europe, and around the world. The diverse student body represents more than 50 nationalities and a variety of religious traditions. 
Marymount International School, London ( established in 1955, is a Catholic independent day and boarding school for girls aged 11-18. An International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Marymount offers the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. The School was the first all-girls school in the UK to take on the IB Diploma as the curriculum of choice in 1979. Class sizes are small and study programmes are planned to meet the needs of individual students. Over 45 nationalities are represented in the student body. The students work together, with the staff and each other, to build a community of learners.  
Colegio Marymount, Cuernavaca, Mexico ( was founded in 1957 by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary. In the next decades the school continued to expand its programs, facilities, and enrollment. In 1988, a lay Board of Directors was established to ensure the future of the Marymount mission. Today, the school enrolls over 500 young women and men from early childhood through high school. Marymount seeks to "educate the heart and mind of its students." The school is a Catholic educational community whose members "live the values of their faith" in an "environment of bicultural learning." Service programs are an integral aspect of the educational program. State-of-the-art facilties and technology enhance the educational process. Marymount is a member of the international RSHM Network of Schools. 
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In addition to serving in schools and colleges affiliated with the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, RSHM minister in a number of other schools and colleges: Archbishop Stepinac High School, White Plains, NY; Aquinas High School, Bronx, NY; Fordham University, New York and Harrison, NY; Education First International Education, Tarrytown, NY; Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO; School of Applied Theology, Oakland, CA; Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles, CA; St. Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers, NY; Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Brooklyn, NY; Immokalee Community School, Immokalee, FL; Eveline Day School, Kingston, England; Scuola Media Statale, Rome, Italy.
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