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Marymount High School is an independent, Catholic, all-girls, college-preparatory high school located in the Holmby Hills/Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It sits across from the University of California, Los Angeles campus at 10643 Sunset Boulevard. The school's main administration building, chapel and auditorium are listed as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments.[5]

Marymount High School
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10643 W Sunset Boulevard

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United States
Coordinates34°4′31″N 118°26′43″W / 34.07528°N 118.44528°W / 34.07528; -118.44528Coordinates: 34°4′31″N 118°26′43″W / 34.07528°N 118.44528°W / 34.07528; -118.44528
MottoThat all may have life, and have it to the full
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
FounderMother Marie Joseph Butler RSHM
Head of schoolJacqueline L. Landry
Enrollment370 (2019-20)
Average class size14
Student to teacher ratio8:1[2]
Color(s)Blue and white         
SloganConfident Girls. Ethical Leaders. Global Advocates.
Athleticssoccer, track and field, cross country, volleyball, rowing, golf, water polo, swimming.
Athletics conferenceMission League (CIF)
Team nameSailors
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges[3]
PublicationSunset Magazine (literary and art magazine)
NewspaperThe Anchor
Tuition$36,930 (2019-20)
AffiliationReligious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
Interim Academic DeanJulie Whittell
Dean of StudentsDawn Regan
Director of Admission and Enrollment ManagementPatti Lemlein
Athletic DirectorElizabeth Driscoll
DesignatedSeptember 28, 1982
Reference no.254

Marymount was established in 1923 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary.[citation needed] Mother Joseph Butler of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary founded the school in 1923.[citation needed] Marymount students and teams are known as the "Sailors".[citation needed]

Marymount High School is one of nineteen members of the Global Network of RSHM Schools worldwide.[6]

2019 college admissions scandalEdit

The school was implicated in the 2019 college admissions scandal after a school guidance counselor questioned but later affirmed the athletic credentials of former Marymount students Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli to University of Southern California (USC) admissions staff. [7] The affidavit further alleges that the two sisters obtained admission to the USC through fraud. Investigative reporting from USC's Annenberg School also revealed that the USC admissions counselor who worked directly with Marymount High School staff resigned weeks before the federal indictment was filed. Marymount officials have declined to comment on the allegations citing the pending federal investigation.[8]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Best Schools in LA - A Review of Marymount High School". Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Marymount High School - All-Girls Private School in Los Angeles". Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  3. ^ "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  4. ^ a b "Explore Marymount High School". Niche. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  5. ^ Department of City Planning. "Designated Historic-Cultural Monuments". City of Los Angeles. Archived from the original on 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  6. ^ "Global Network of RSHM Schools". Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  7. ^ Smith, Laura (March 11, 2019). "Affidavit of Criminal Complaint". U.S. Department of Jutice. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  8. ^ Yuan, Kaidi (April 15, 2019). "USC senior assistant director assigned to counsel students from Olivia Jade's high school left the admissions office in February". USC Annenberg Media. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  9. ^ a b c Acuna, Christina Austin, Kirsten. "Check Out The Elite Schools Where Celebrities Send Their Kids". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-04-18.

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