The RSHM first arrives in the Americas and establishes Schools in Uba and Rio de Janiero before
Before 1920, the RSHM comes to the Americas and establishes Schools in Uba in 1910 and Rio de Janiero in 1911.
Before 1920, the RSHM comes to the Americas and establishes Schools in Uba in 1910 and Rio de Janiero in 1911.
The RSHM establishes a Marymount School in Los Angeles.
The RSHM establishes a Marymount School in Paris.
Mother Butler purchases 1028 Fifth Avenue from Florence Vanderbilt-Burden on December 31, 1925.
Marymount School of New York officially opens on February 2, 1926, with a dedication ceremony and liturgy.
The RSHM opens a School in Porto, Portugal on October 15, 1926.
The Dramatic Club is established during the 1926-1927 school year.
The RSHM establishes a School in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Elizabeth Byrne and Marjorie McCormack are Marymount School of New York's first graduates.
The first yearbook, the Marifia, is published.
The RSHM establishes Istituto Marymount on Via Nomentana in Rome.
A high school science club is formed.
Marymount's first tea dance is held on December 28, 1933 with 200 guests.
Mother Butler purchases 1027 Fifth Avenue from Herbert Pratt, a former president of Standard Oil Company.
Marymount Junior College (later known as Marymount Manhattan College) opens with its first freshman class of ten students.
The first Hockey Club is officially organized.
Mother Marie Joseph Butler dies at Tarrytown on April 23, 1940.
The RSHM opens a School in Lisboa, Portugal on October 15, 1941.
Mother Raymunde McKay is appointed Principal in 1943, after two years teaching chemistry and supervising the music program.
Mother Rita Rowley comes to Marymount Fifth Avenue as Superior following Mother Immaculee McMullen's death.
The RSHM opens a School in Vitoria, Brazil.
Upper School students sell war bonds before the end of the war in 1945.
Marymount is chartered and accredited by the University of the State of New York on June 21, 1946.
Marymount International School opens in Rome on October 16, 1946 with 30 students. The School is established to serve the children of Allied personnel in Rome following World War II.
The Marymount uniform undergoes transformation from a one-piece dress into a suit in 1946.
The RSHM opens a School in Bogotá, Colombia.
221 East 71 Street is acquired as the new home for the junior college and opens in the fall of 1948. Today it is known as Marymount Manhattan College.
Mother du Carmel Connolly is named Superior of Marymount Fifth Avenue in 1948 after Mother Rita Rowley moves to the Junior College.
February 24, 1949 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary.
Marymount acquires the Dunlevy Milbank mansion at 1026 Fifth Avenue providing the space required to house a full academic program from pre-kindergarten through Class XII.
In 1950, Marymount announces that the School would again have space to enroll boys with its expansion into the 1026 building. Boys are only in the youngest grades and usually leave by first or second grade to attend boys' schools in the neighborhood.
The RSHM opens a School in Fátima, Portugal on October 22, 1951.
The RSHM opens a School in Barranquilla, Colombia on February 26, 1953.
The RSHM opens a School in Medellin, Columbia on March 1, 1953.
The RSHM opens a grammar school in Belfast, Ireland, with 36 boarding and day pupils on September 1, 1953.
Sister Antoine Campbell is assigned to Marymount School of New York in 1953 as head of the high school. In addition she teaches speech to all students.
When Mother du Carmel Connolly transfers to Tarrytown in 1954, Mother Winifred McConville is named Mother Superior at Marymount Fifth Avenue.
In 1955, the RSHM establishes a Marymount School in London to meet the needs of families in the international business and diplomatic community.
On August 21, 1956, two Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary leave New York for Umtali, Southern Rhodesia (now Mutare, Zimbabwe) to open a secondary school.
The RSHM opens a Marymount School in Cuernavaca on December 8, 1957.
The new library in memory of Mrs. John A. Mullen, created in conjunction with efforts by the Fathers' Association, is dedicated on February 24, 1958.
In 1961-62, new uniforms of a Campbell tartan kilt and gray blazer are added to the traditional navy suit.
The RSHM opens a School in Brasilia on February 24, 1962.
The Class of 1962 visits the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
In 1968-69, under the leadership of Sister Teresita Fay, Religious Superior and Headmistress, the School began the process of incorporating as an entity independent from the religious order. On October 14, 1969, the Board of Regents of the State of New York approved the application for a charter and the first Board of Trustees is convened.
Marymount's first Board of Trustees is composed of parents and members of the religious order, and are fiscally and legally responsible for the School. Named by the Headmistress and the RSHM provincial superior, the first trustees included: Anthony J. Peters, Wilmot B. Mitchell, Hugo J. Gelardin, and RSHM Sisters Michelle Murphy, Virginia McNally, and Teresita Fay.
In 1969-70, Sister Joan Regis Catherwood became Headmistress.
Sister Catherine Mary Patten becomes Headmistress during the 1972-73 school year. Under her leadership, Marymount received accreditation from the Middle States Association, the Guild of Independent Schools, and the New York State Association of Independent Schools.
In May of 1973, Marymount School of New York is officially accepted in the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS).
The role of the Board of Trustees expands in the early 1970s and a Development Committee is formed to oversee all fundraising activities. The first Director of Development, Valery Shields Shea '59, is appointed and the first annual fund drive begins in 1973.
In 1974, the School is reconfirgured so that the Lower School encompasses grades Nursery-Class VI and the Upper School encompasses Classes VII-XII.
Marymount celebrates its 50th anniversary on February 2, 1976. A Jubilee Mass is celebrated by Terence Cardinal Cook at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, and a gala celebration is held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Jubilee week at School is commemorated with special workshop days and learning activities.
Sister Kathleen Fagan, head of the Upper School, becomes Headmistress during the 1976-77 school year.
The Marymount buildings are protected with landmark status when they are included in The Metropolitan Museum Historic District in 1977. Sister Kathleen Fagan comments that this status roots "Marymount more deeply than ever in the neighborhood and will, hopefully, provide new means of outreach to the community."
The first computers for student use are installed at Marymount and computer-assisted instruction begins in 1978.
Marymount launches its first capital campaign to raise $1.3 million to fund the rooftop gymnasium in 1980 under the direction of Pat Barter.
The rooftop gymnasium officially opens on May 31, 1984. With the new facility, a revised physical education curriculum is introduced in 1985 and interscholastic sports competition expands dramatically.
A summer program is started for children ages three to eight in the summer of 1985.
Marymount celebrates its 60th Anniversary with a Mass on Founders' Day at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola. Father Edward M. Egan presides over the Mass and Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins declares February 2, 1986 "Marymount Day." Mayor Edward Koch joins the community for the birthday party at the School and becomes an "Honorary Marymounter."
A Middle School division (Classes IV-VII) is created in 1989 to address the specific needs of pre-adolescent girls. Lillian Issa is the first Head of the Middle School.
Sacred Heart of Mary High School, founded in 1942 by the RSHM, and Cantwell High School, founded in 1946, unite to establish Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School.
Goals and Criteria are established by the RSHM International Network of Schools.
In 1992, the School embarks on the "Campaign for Science" to finance the construction of three new science labs on the upper floors of the 1026 and 1027 buildings. Pat Barter again becomes the campaign director.
On October 4, 1994, the new Science Center opens and more than 500 alumnae, parents, and friends gather to view it and to see students demonstrating the technology and equipmnet.
The Marymount website is created and becomes a communications tool for the school community.
Marymount's Strategic Plan is approved by the Board in 1998, outlining goals, rationale, and strategies for implementation in the areas of educational program, student population, staff, parents and alumnae, governance, communications, plant, finance, and development.
Marymount purchases a building at 2 East 82 Street to serve as the future home of the Middle School.
Marymount celebrates its 75th anniversary and Fifth Avenue is closed for a portion of the day.
In September, the new townhouse on East 82nd Street opens to house the Middle School division after three years of renovation.
The Fifth Avenue buildings are renovated to expand and enhance science and art facilities for Upper School students, continuing the Marymount tradition of providing an integrated, 21st-Century education.
Concepcion Alvar begins her term as the first lay Headmistress.
The Board of Trustees embarks on a new strategic planning process including the voices of all stakeholder groups. The group identifies several goals including the expansion of innovative learning spaces as well as the advancement of academic excellence, among others.
The School introduces its community to a new school hymn on February 2, 2010 during Founders' Day Mass. Lyricist Cathy Blackburn uses phrases created by students and music teacher Dr. Chris Cooley acts as composer.
Marymount signs a lease with the Archdiocese of New York for the use of the Saint Francis de Sales school building on East 97th Street. The building undergoes renovation to install an elevator, a new kitchen, and a STEM floor.
Marymount increases its campus by 42,000 square feet with the renovation of the former St. Francis De Sales School on 116 East 97th Street. This campus is a incubation hub of innovation teaching and learning, housing a Fab Lab, "School of Rock," dance studio, art studio, science labs, and media lab.
Marymount acquires a vacant lot on East 97th Street to eventually build the “School of the Future.”
After breaking ground in November 2013, construction of the 97th Street playing field was completed in fall 2014. The site offers an Astroturf playing field for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey, as well as a mixed-use court for tennis, basketball, volleyball, and badminton. All grade levels have access to these spaces for physical education classes and after-school athletics practices. The playing field also houses Upper Middle School free play and a very popular Saturday tennis program.
Prohibition officially begins on January 17, 1920 when the Eighteenth Amendment goes into effect.
The 19th Amendment passes, giving women the right to vote.
Warren Harding becomes the 29th President of the United States (1921-1923).
Edith Wharton wins Pulitzer Prize for Age of Innocence.
Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th President of the United States (1923-1929).
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is published.
Charles Lindbergh makes the first non-stop solo transatlantic flight.
The Holland Tunnel opens in New York City on November 13, 1927.
The stock market crashes on October 29, 1929.
Jane Addams of Hull House is the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to make a transatlantic solo flight.
Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the 32nd President of the United States (1933-1945).
Frances Perkins becomes the first female Secretary of Labor under FDR and is the first woman to hold a cabinet position in the United States.
New Deal laws are passed to promote economic recovery.
The Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey on May 6, 1937.
The Spanish Civil War ends on April 1, 1939. The Nationalists prevail and General Franco rules Spain for the next 36 years.
Britain and France declare war on Germany in response to Hitler's invasion of Poland.
The Japanese launch a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, causing the United States to enter World War II.
The Women's Army Corps (WAC) becomes the women's branch of the United States Army.
Oswald Avery, Colin MacLeod, and Maclyn McCarty publish a paper in the February 1944 issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine explaining that DNA is the substance that causes bacterial transformation. The genetic implications of this discovery are astounding.
The Allies coordinate a massive build-up of troops and supplies to support a large-scale invasion of Normandy in the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies on April 12, 1945 and Vice President Harry Truman assumes office later that day. Truman serves as the 33rd President of the United States (1945-1953).
Japan surrenders on August 15, 1945, effectively ending World War II.
The United Nations is established to replace the League of Nations in 1945 in order to maintain international peace and promote cooperation in solving international economic, social, and humanitarian problems.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are discovered in caves near Qumran.
Jackie Robinson makes his debut as a Brooklyn Dodger at Ebbets Field, becoming the first black baseball player in the major leagues.
Secretary of State George Marshall gives an address to the graduating class of Harvard University on June 5, 1947. Standing on the steps of Memorial Church in Harvard Yard, he offered American aid to promote European recovery and reconstruction after the war.
The United Nations recognizes Israel as a nation on May 11, 1949.
Senator Joseph McCarthy makes a speech warning against Communists in the State Department on February 9, 1950.
On June 25, 1950, the North Korean People's Army (KPA) attacks South Korea, beginning the Korean conflict.
The first UNIVAC (Universal Automatic Computer) is introduced on March 31, 1951.
Elizabeth II is crowned Queen of the United Kingdon and the Commonwealth realms on February 6, 1952.
Jonas Salk develops the polio vaccine in 1952.
Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the 34th President of the United States (1953-1961).
In its ruling on Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court bans racial segregation in public schools on May 17, 1954.
Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white passenger on a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama. The Montgomery Bus Boycott follows.
On October 4, 1957, Russia launches Sputnik, the first artificial Earth satellite.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends troops to Little Rock, Arkansas on September 24, 1958 to deal with the Crisis at Central High.
In 1959, Alaska and Hawaii become the 49th and 50th states.
John F. Kennedy becomes the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963).
The Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) starting on August 13, 1961, that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin.
The Second Vatican Council, addressing relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the modern world, is opened by Pope John XXIII on October 11, 1962 and closed under Pope Paul VI on December 8, 1965.
After a period of tense negotiations, the Cuban Missile Crisis ends when Russia withdraws its missiles from Cuba on November 20, 1962.
Betty’s Friedan’s, The Feminine Mystique, is published on February 19, 1963 and re-energizes the Women’s Movement in the United States.
Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers the “I Have A Dream” speech to 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It proves to be a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.
John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Vice President Lyndon Johnson assumes the presidency after JFK's death.
The Beatles’ fourth album, Hard Day’s Night, is released in America on June 26, 1964 and tops the Billboard music charts.
In response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident in August 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson decides to escalate the Vietnam Conflict by sending U.S. ground troops to Vietnam. On March 8, 1965, 3500 U.S. Marines land near Da Nang in South Vietnam, becoming the first U.S. troops to arrive in Vietnam.
Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11 become the first men to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.
During an anti-Vietnam protest at Kent State University in Ohio, four unarmed students are killed by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970.
The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution lowers the legal voting age to 18. It was adopted in response to student activism against the Vietnam War and to partially overrule the Supreme Court's decision in Oregon v. Mitchell.
Gloria Steinem’s Ms. magazine debuts in January 1972 with its first stand-alone issue.
The Vietnam War ends on April 30, 1975 with the capture of Saigon by the Vietnam People's Army.
The American Bicentennial is celebrated across the nation on July 4, 1976.
Rosalyn Yalow wins Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1977 for her role in devising blood screening techniques.
For the first time in history, more women enter college than men in 1978.
John Paul II becomes Pope on October 16, 1978 and reigns until his death in 2005. He is the second-longest serving Pope in history and the first non-Italian since 1523.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta wins Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
Ronald Reagan becomes 40th President of the United States (1981-1989).
On January 20, 1981, 52 American hostages are freed by Iran after being held for a total of 444 days.
Sandra Day O’Connor becomes first woman on U.S. Supreme Court on September 21, 1981 after she is appointed by Ronald Reagan.
On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space on the Challenger space shuttle.
Apple introduces the first Macintosh computer on January 24, 1984. It becomes the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and graphical user interface.
Walter Mondale selects Geraldine Ferraro to be the first female candidate for Vice President on July 12, 1984.
Joe Farman, Brian Gardiner, and Jonathan Shanklin first announce the discovery of the depletion of ozone above the Antarctic in Nature in May 1985.
The Space Shuttle Challenger explodes on launch, killing 7 crew members on January 28, 1986.
The Berlin Wall starts to fall on November 9, 1989, signaling the beginning of the end of communism in Europe.
Nelson Mandela is freed from prison in South Africa after 27 years.
Iron Curtain countries rebel against the communist form of government.
The United States, backed by the United Nations, declares war on Iraq on January 17, 1991 in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
William Jefferson Clinton becomes 42nd President of the United States (1993-2001).
The "Chunnel", a rail tunnel under the English Channel connected England and France, opens on May 6, 1994.
On April 19, 1995, a terrorist bomb attack against the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City kills 168 people.
Comet Hale-Bopp reaches its perihelion and is widely viewed.
The Euro is launched January 1, 1999.
George W. Bush becomes 43rd President of the United States (2001-2009).
On September 11, a terrorist attack destroys the World Trade Center buildings in New York City.
On April 14, 2003, the Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to 99.99% accuracy.
On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launches "Thefacebook" for students at Harvard. This social media website evolves into Facebook and becomes available to the general public.
In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroys the southern gulf coast, causing enormous death and destruction in New Orleans, Louisiana and environs.
New York City gets over 2 feet of snow in the Blizzard of 2006--the most since at least 1869, when record keeping began.
The first generation iPhone becomes available in January, and the final book in the Harry Potter series is released in July and sells over 11 million copies in the first 24 hours.
Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States and the first African-American to hold that position (2009-present).
On January 15, 2009, a US Airways aircraft's engine is disabled by a flock of birds and the plane successfully lands in the Hudson River. All 155 passengers are safely evacuated.
Osama Bin Laden is killed by American military forces on May 1, and the last convoy of U.S. soldiers are pulled out of Iraq that December.
The Encyclopedia Britannica discontinues its print edition after 244 years on July 3, 2012.