High school encompasses a stage dominated by the development of empathy, respect for difference, critical thinking, global citizenship, self-knowledge, and executive function. Students are in middle adolescence, a time of developing abstract thinking, strengthening decision-making processes, assuming analytical and ethical positions, and demonstrating integrity in their actions and behaviors.
The Marymount student finishes high school after three years of development, learning, and training ready to graduate with all the skills necessary to fulfill their dreams. They are fully prepared for ongoing professional education in prestigious universities in Colombia or abroad. The Marymount graduate joins society as upright and empathetic citizens, with the tools needed to realize the best version of themselves in any environment.
Marymount uses differentiated teaching, formative assessment, and the most innovative pedagogies such as project-based learning, hybrid learning, event-based learning, station rotation, flipped classroom, and playlists to help students excel in academics, and 21st century imperative skills such as creativity, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and research.
Preparation for standardized tests such as IGCSE, DELF, IELTS, Progress Tests, and Saber Tests promotes skill development and the self-assessment necessary to solve problems critically and contextually.
Marymount is committed to trilingual graduates. Throughout high school English, French and Spanish language skills are strengthened.
Marymount Training Projects continue throughout high school. Retreats are held every year to promote self-knowledge, self-confidence and strengthen the bonds of friendship that last a lifetime. The Time of God project and the Spiritual Retreats seek to generate personal reflections and think about how, from each student´s perspective, it is possible to contribute to making the world a better place. In addition, this process of spiritual development culminates in the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Blessing of rings in the 11th grade. Each Formative project is developed through experiential workshops, collective construction, and in the company of local, national, and international experts who support its development.
In the last three years of school life, the Professional Guidance Project complements and consolidates the Life Project, working hand in hand with the students and their families. Self-knowledge, critical thinking, decision-making and knowledge of the context and national and international academic opportunities are fundamental components of this project. For this reason, the project is led by a team of the Section Psychologist with the International Counselor. Complementing these projects is the Degree Project that focuses on the academic aspect of investigative competencies.
In grades 10 and 11, students have the possibility, with the support of the International Counselor, to apply to the Universities abroad that they consider meets with their life projects and obtain scholarship offers in many of them.
Spare Time Activities
The adequate use of spare time is one of the pillars of 21st century learning in which students explore their interests, enhance their talents, and develop skills according to their strengths. In this section, Leisure Time Activities include the programs offered by the Sports Club and the Cultural Committee, as well as academic and innovation activities such as the United Nations Model, GCMX (Global Changemakers), El Parche de las Letras (Book club), Solidary Marymount, MRU (Marymount Research Unit), Girl Up, and Girl Boss (entrepreneurship), among others.
This section continues with the trips and expeditions to different parts of the country, language immersions and academic, athletic and cultural exchange programs with the schools belonging to RSHM (Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary) global network of schools.
The High School team consists of teachers who are experts in their areas. It is led by the Section Director and the Learning Director; processes are permanently guided and supported by the Learning Center, the Section Psychologist, and the International Counselor.
Structure and schedules
High School comprises grades 9, 10, and 11, where students are between the ages of 15 and 18. All grades have three groups, each accompanied by two group directors. School hours are between, 7:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., and spare time activities take place between 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.