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).
Marymount School Medellin is a private, catholic, international, school whose main purpose is to educate well-grounded individuals, competent global citizens with profound respect for other cultures and the environment.
The Marymount Model strives to identify and strengthen each student´s abilities and skills, with the commitment of an interdisciplinary team in continuous development, and with the required financial, pedagogical and technological resources.
To achieve the objective with excellence, we promote investigation and innovation amongst the School Community and establish alliances.
In the year 2020, Marymount School Medellin will be recognized nationally and internationally as a high quality educational offer institution, for delivering to society well-grounded and competent human beings.