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Broaden your horizons.
The Marymount community hosts a variety of events and guest speakers who share their perspectives on global issues and broaden our minds about the rest of the world. Each year, the School also hosts a Shared_Studios Portal, equipped with immersive audio-visual technology, that allows students to connect with people all over the world and inspires empathy and inter-cultural understanding.

Shared_Studios Portal

In 2018, Marymount became the first independent school in New York City to host a Shared_Studios Portal – an inflatable gold container equipped with immersive audio-visual technology. Students use the Portal to have meaningful interactions with people around the globe as they trade stories, ideas, and laughter. Often called an "empathy machine," the Portal inspires compassion and understanding in all who enter and helps build unity through diversity. For more details on the Portal, please click here.

Women in the World

Each year Class XII attends the annual Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center. This galvanizing event brings together women and men from around the globe to share their stories, to tackle issues facing women and girls, and to honor those that are making a difference. The remarkable speakers inspire our students to leave Marymount ready to challenge, shape, and change the world!

Class IX UN Visit

Through a guided visit to the United Nations, Class IX students gain a deeper understanding of their role as global citizens and our collective responsibility to address the world’s challenges. Learning about the RSHM’s special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations provides students with a tangible example of activism on a global scale being carried out by strong women in Marymount's own extended community.

Visiting Authors

In conjunction with Book Fair, the Lower School and Lower Mid welcomed several visiting authors that shared books with a global footprint. Author and activist Georgie Badiel Liberty visited the Lower School to read and discuss her book, Water is Here, which focuses on water scarcity in Africa. Author Veera Hiranandani visited the Lower Mid to discuss her book, The Night Diary, which addresses the months before and after the independence of India and subsequent division with Pakistan in 1947.