In the Tinker Space, Lower School students are engaged in a variety of building and design challenges that help to develop engineering, math, and aesthetic skills. Robotics, woodworking, construction, coding, and documenting with digital technology are some of the many different tools the students explore in STEAM.
With twelve trading terminals, Marymount became the first high school in New York City to offer Bloomberg Market Concept (BMC) coursework and trading terminals for our students. The BMC is a robust e-learning course designed to help students gain familiarity with key market concepts, financial language, and Bloomberg terminal functions that are necessary for jobs in asset management, trading, equity research, and other financial sectors. Marymount had the top-performing high school team in the Bloomberg Trading Challenge in 2018.
Formerly known as the tech lab, the IDEA Lab at the Fifth Avenue Campus is a digital fabrication space for Lower and Upper School students. The space is equipped with 3D printers and laser cutters, as well as more traditional tools like drills, hammers, and screwdrivers. Engineering, computer programming, and entrepreneurship electives meet in this room.
The Art Studio is brimming with creativity and self-expression! The room is home to studio art classes for Class VI-VIII students. The girls work on a broad range of activities, from drawing to collage to mixed-media projects. Their finished artwork is displayed on boards outside the studio and around the building on 97th street.
The LMS Science Lab is housed at the back of the building on the second floor. Outfitted similarly to the labs at Fifth Avenue, this room is a center for scientific research, inquiry, and experimentation. Classes III-V explore such topics as earth science, the solar system, and ecosystems.
Located in the basement of the 1028 building, the Tea House provides space for students to do homework, relax during free periods, and eat lunch. Every year, the senior class decorates the Tea House in the color scheme of their choice, and posts class pictures and positive mantras that remind everyone of the leadership position they hold. This is a student tradition that fosters both school spirit and a sense of purpose and responsibility.
School of Rock
The “School of Rock” is a music room filled with electric keyboards, drum sets, guitars, basses, and microphones. Students learn to play these instruments during music classes, clubs, free periods, and after school. It is not uncommon to stumble upon a jam session from our budding rockstars!
C201 (formerly known as 1A) overlooks Fifth Avenue and is one of the largest Upper School classrooms. A bright and airy space, C201 retains the mansion's original architectural details. The room is commonly used for English, history, and religion classes, and also serves as the Class IX homeroom.
Noriko Maeda Art Suite
Located on the fourth floor of 1028, Marymount’s Noriko Maeda Art Suite is a place where students can hone their unique creative skills. The visual arts curriculum emphasizes traditional media, as well as modern digital and graphic arts. The hands-on program, coupled with Art History courses and frequent visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, provides students with historical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of the visual arts.
Catherine Hohenlohe Jacobus Alumnae Parlor
Beautifully adorned in wood paneling and elaborate Chinoiserie wall coverings, the Alumnae Parlor is both a gathering space and special events venue for the community. The Alumnae Parlor is the heart of holidays at Marymount, where the Christmas tree twinkles in the corner and the Christmas Fair elves sell their treats. It is the home of Upper School dances, Parents’ Association meetings, and class receptions.
Erika K. Aron Science Center
On the top floors of the 1027 building, Marymount’s science labs hold Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and advanced science classes. The rooms include traditional set-ups for class discussions and presentations, as well as areas for group work to emphasize observation, critical analysis, and deductive reasoning. Students engage with all types of technology, and often contemplate the ethical implications of science, which further incorporates the School’s spiritual mission into the curriculum.
Commonly known as the “Fab Lab”, the Fabrication Lab is located on the fourth floor. This unique room is one of the first Fab Labs in New York City, and one of only a few in K-12 grade schools across the country. Students design projects using programs like TinkerCAD and Illustrator, and bring these designs to life with milling tools, 3-D Printers, soldering irons, a vinyl cutter, and a laser cutter. Projects vary from programming circuit boards to creating better toothbrushes to building a robot that can draw on its own.
Room 401 is a science classroom and also the headquarters for the Green Thumb Club. This club has full responsibility for the vertical botanical garden that hangs on the back wall. Students learn how to care for plants "from seed to vegetable" by starting seeds in the greenhouses, transplanting these seedlings to the wall, watering the plants, changing the soil, and cataloguing their progress. The broccoli, mustard greens, mesclun mix, sugar snap peas, and bean tendergreens are thriving!
Upper School Library
The Upper School Library is a reading room and study space for all Upper School students. Boasting over 14,000 volumes and extensive digital resources, the facility is operated by librarians who meet with students regularly to provide guidance on research strategies, plagiarism and proper citation, and online databases. Every month, the Library reorganizes its shelves to display books that are particularly significant to that time of the year.
Marymount’s Auditorium spans the 1026 and 1027 buildings, and is adorned with crystal chandeliers, a stage, and large bay windows that offer a breathtaking view of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It serves as the home for many Marymount performances, holiday celebrations, parent-teacher conferences, and divisional assemblies. Every day, Lower School students are served a nutritious, family-style lunch in this remarkable setting.
Spanning the top of the 1026 and 1027 buildings, the gymnasium is a place to sharpen athletic skills, build body awareness, and engage in healthy competition through the physical education curriculum. The athletics program at Marymount boasts an array of fun and physically engaging after-school sports. These teams utililze the gym throughout the week for group meetings, practices, and games. The Fifth Avenue gym is also home to events like fitness days, health and wellness lectures, and spirit sessions.
Marymount’s Chapel is a sacred space for contemplation, sharing, and song. Spirituality is integral to the School’s mission, and Marymount offers a religion curriculum that emphasizes philanthropy, social justice, and moral development. All students gather once a week for a Chapel service that provides a forum for reflection and thanksgiving.