In 1953, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, arrived in Medellin with the purpose of starting a school that provided education in values based upon the Catholic faith which would prepare young women for significant roles in society and would allow them to learn English as a second language. As a result, Marymount School Medellin was founded based on Mother Marie Joseph Butlers’ philosophy, which has endured throughout the years and is still present today.
In 1975, the Sisters called a meeting with the parents and expressed their interest in having them participate more actively in the school guidance. Thus, the Amigos del Marymount

In the 1980’s, the Sisters were asked to go back to their home community and were forced to close their institutions in Colombia. The families that belonged to the school back then decided to buy the school and the Board of Directors was entrusted to conduct the negotiations.

In 1987, Cormary – Corporación Educativa Marymount de Medellín – was created to lead the School and determine its academic and philosophical guidelines.

In 2005, the school reestablished contact with the Network of Schools of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary with the purpose of improving the learning of foreign languages, strengthening the links with other cultures and sharing best practices in education. Nowadays the school is a member of the network along with schools in Bogota and Barranquilla (Colombia); Los Angeles, New York and Montebello (USA); Cuernavaca (Mexico); Belfast (Ireland); London (England); 2 schools in Rome (Italy); Paris (France); 5 schools in Brazil; and Oporto, Fatima and Lisbon (Portugal).

Mission 2020-2024

We are a catholic, independent XXI century learning community of the city of Medellín, with a commitment to service. We contribute to the transformation and innovation of education from participating in the integral formation processes that allow its members to develop their abilities and competencies to their full potential. With a visionary leadership that promotes investigation, innovation, regional, national and international strategic partnerships and the implementation of a state-of-the art pedagogical model.
As a School we set an example delivering to society happy, ethical, socially-aware human beings, with the necessary tools to transform the society and face the challenges of the changing world.


In 2024, we will be recognized as a XXI Century Learning Community, comprised of critical, autonomous, global citizens, ethical and responsible human beings. With strong partnerships, international cooperation, innovation and investigation projects with different institutions. We will be models in educational innovation around the world.
Our clients will sense us as a close and respectful community that easily adapts to a changing and uncertain environment, able to generate an atmosphere of constant reflection to strengthen and implement ideas, interdisciplinary work opportunities, collaboration and investigation.
An empowered workforce, with a holistic view of human kind, a systemic approach as educational organization and a clear perspective of the challenges the education and society offer.
We inspire, empower and accompany our community.

Institutional values






Committed to serve by transforming lives through education