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Founded by Mother Annunciata Uribe-Holguin, RSHM in 1953, Marymount Barranquilla is a private, Catholic, nursery through high school college preparatory institution located on Colombia’s northern coast. The school is owned and operated by a local non-profit board of trustees called Corporation Marymount, (“CORMARY”) and has an average co-ed enrollment of 1,025 students. It is approved by the Colombian Secretary of Education, and internationally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges <strong>(NEASC</strong>), and the Council of International Schools <strong>(CIS).</strong> Marymount students take an English immersion program in the preschool, and then follow a combined Colombian and US curriculum from first grade on. French as a third language is part of the middle and high school curriculum as preparation for the DELF exams and certificates. All of Marymount’s graduates pursue undergraduate studies in Colombia, the United States, and many other countries.
Marymount’s main campus is located on two city blocks in a residential section of Barranquilla. Approximately twenty minutes north of the main campus in Sabanilla is Marymount’s recreational campus, an area of approximately one hundred acres with fields and facilities for sports, food services, and meeting rooms. Construction of the new school on the Sabanilla property will begin in 2017.
Fundación Educativa Madre Butler, a free school begun by the RSHM in 1957 for girls and young women from economically disadvantaged families, is located across the street from the main campus. As part of the mission we have inherited from the founders, Marymount Barranquilla families and alumni are committed to continuing this educational institution, offering a brighter future to over 300 students from preschool through high school.