Maryvale Badminton wins back-to-back B Conference championships

Maryvale's Badminton team captured its second consecutive IAAM B Conference Championship title on Friday, May 5 after prevailing through a close match. Friday's honor marks Head Coach Marce Fackler Hughes' '88 second consecutive championship for Maryvale’s Badminton program and the Maryvale Athletic Department’s ninth championship since the fall of 2015. Maryvale's Cross Country, Volleyball and Indoor Track & Field teams captured their own championship titles earlier this school year. Congratulations all of the members of Maryvale's Badminton team and its coaching staff.

Maryvale Preparatory School unveils 2017 Strategic Plan

It is with great pride that Board Chair John M. Novotny and President Tracey H. Ford share Maryvale’s Strategic Plan, which will determine the school’s priorities and drive investments for the next three years. The Strategic Plan focuses on six key areas: Academic Excellence; Faith and Mission; Student Life; School Culture; Innovative Programming and Stewardship of Resources.This thoughtful and ambitious plan calls for the creation of many new programs and initiatives, including a Learning Commons with state-of-the-art technology, as well as the launch of a capital campaign for endowment, facility and program enhancements. On behalf of the entire Maryvale community, thank you to all of the participants in this planning process for their commitment and expertise.  

Please click here to read the summary document of Maryvale’s Strategic Plan.

Reunion Weekend 2017 at Maryvale

Maryvale alumnae are invited to join us on campus for the annual Reunion Weekend to relive fond memories and spend time with the women who helped create them. On-campus events are complimentary for alumnae and their immediate family or guests. If a class is celebrating a special reunion, Saturday evening class party information and other class-specific events taking place during Reunion Weekend will be available through the class reunion chair(s).

Friday, May 12

- Alumnae Association Senior Induction Ceremony and
Alumna of the Year Award Presentation

- Jubilee Luncheon for Class of 1967

- Campus Tour

- Afternoon Tea 

Saturday, May 13

- 5k Lions’ Charge & 1-Mile Dash, a new Alumnae Association-sponsored event

- Cheers to Your Years Champagne Toast 

Sunday, May 14

- Alumnae Memorial Mass

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to reconnect with classmates and take a stroll down memory lane! Click here for more details and to RSVP. 

Pictured above: Class of 1992 (celebrating 25th reunion)

Maryvale Class of 2017 celebrated for impressive college decisions

More than twenty members from the Class of 2017 were recognized May 10 during Community Homeroom, the final weekly gathering of the school year, for their impressive and exciting college decisions. Upon graduation, the newest Maryvale alumnae will attend distinguished schools across the country including Villanova University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Davidson College, University of Maryland, College Park Honors College, University of Chicago and the United States Naval Academy, just to name a few. Maryvale students, faculty and staff recognized every senior throughout the school year after she made her final college commitment. On behalf of the entire Maryvale community, congratulations to the members of the Class of 2017 on your amazing and bright futures ahead.

Maryvale Class of 2017 celebrates Alumnae Association Induction

Congratulations to the 72 members of the Class of 2017 on being inducted into the Maryvale Alumnae Association on Friday, May 12. Maryvale students, faculty, staff, families and alumnae gathered in McCarthy Theater for this special event, which also featured the presentation of senior academic and community service awards. Further, Maryvale Trustee Katie Cochran Peddy ’62 was honored during today’s induction ceremony as Maryvale’s Alumna of the Year. Congratulations to all of our seniors who were recognized for their incredible achievements in the classroom and out in the community, and the entire Class of 2017 on reaching a momentous Maryvale milestone. 

Click here to view the photo gallery from this cherished Maryvale tradition.  

Maryvale Softball repeats as IAAM B Conference Champions

After dominating Chapelgate 7-0 in the semifinals, Maryvale’s Varsity Softball team topped Roland Park Country School 12-9 to capture the IAAM B Conference championship title on Tuesday, May 16 at Harford Community College. Tuesday’s honor marks Head Coach Terri Moeser’s second consecutive championship for Maryvale’s Softball program and the Maryvale Athletic Department’s tenth championship since the fall of 2015. Maryvale Cross Country, Volleyball, Indoor Track & Field and Badminton also claimed their own championship titles earlier in the school year. Congratulations to the girls and coaches on another incredible season!

Maryvale Art students applauded during annual Art Show

Maryvale’s beautiful McCarthy Gallery played host to the annual all-school Art Show, which featured a variety of pieces from our talented Middle and Upper Schoolers. During the program, Art Department faculty members honored the top three students in both digital and traditional media categories. Following, Maryvale President Tracey Ford presented the inaugural President’s Award to Corna’ya Jennings ’18. Maryvale will purchase Corna’ya’s piece to be added to the school’s permanent collection of student artwork. Congratulations to Corna’ya, the award recipients and all of our remarkable Art students.

Traditional Media:

First Place - Courtney Kenny ’17

Second Place - Brittney Graff ’19

Third Place - Sarah Schwartz ’19

Digital Media:

First Place - Vy Nguyen ’18

Second Place - Ana Luisa Scholtes ’20

Third Place - Amelia Smith ’17  

Class of 2017 and Red Team win coveted Gym Meet banners

Maryvale welcomed hundreds of families, friends and alumnae to campus on Friday, May 19 for Gym Meet, a friendly class-versus-class marching competition and cherished Maryvale tradition. After the girls finished their routines, administrators tallied the scores from the judges, four Maryvale alumnae, and announced the Class of 2017, "Senioritis," and the Middle School “Red Team Refs” as the winners. Congratulations to all of the girls on their incredible displays of leadership, creativity and teamwork. Also, congratulations to Gregory Doppelheuer, who won the annual Fathers’ Club-sponsored Tuition Raffle. Gregory, parent of an incoming member of the Class of 2021, will have the option of choosing between an $18,000 cash prize or one free Maryvale tuition for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Students of the Month: 14 recognized for academic excellence

Fourteen Upper and Middle Schoolers were recognized as Students of the Month and applauded for their remarkable academic accomplishments in Visual or Performing Arts courses. Congratulations to the following Students of the Month, who were honored during the final community-wide gathering.

Visual Arts:

 - Jillian Guckert ’23

 - Carly Ryerson ’22

 - Claire Jones ’21

 - Yasmine Adam ’20

 - Brittney Graff ’19

 - Sydney Waters ’18

 - Peyton Hodges ’17 

Performing Arts:

 - Lisa Mathews ’23

 - Mia Shultis ’22

 - Ella White ’21

 - Olivia Magaletta ’20

 - Jane Halvorsen ’19

 - Katherine Parrott ’18

 - Gabrielle Pierre ’17 


Not pictured above: Claire Jones, Yasmine Adam, Sydney Waters, Peyton Hodges, Lisa Mathews, and Katherine Parrott

Classroom kudos: Maryvale hosts academic awards ceremonies

As the school year draws to a close, Maryvale students, faculty, staff, administrators and guests gathered to recognize and celebrate the incredible academic achievements of our girls. McCarthy Theater welcomed the Middle Schoolers on May 24 and the Upper Schoolers on May 25 for their individual awards ceremonies. Following the presentation of department awards, a few Upper Schoolers were presented with special awards, many of which were accompanied by college scholarships, in recognition of their superior academic standings. Congratulations to all of our award recipients on your outstanding accomplishments and exemplary performances in the classroom.

Maryvale Class of 2021 honored during Eighth Grade Celebration

Maryvale’s eighth grade students were commemorated this morning during the Eighth Grade Celebration and pronounced as official members of the Upper School. This beloved annual ceremony featured beautiful signing by individual eighth graders and the Invitational Choir as well as a class video produced by Taylor Pristoop ’21. Further, many of the girls were presented with department academic awards and Presidential Outstanding Achievement awards in recognition of their excellence in the classroom. 

Congratulations to the entire Class of 2021 for achieving another significant milestone during your time at Maryvale. Congratulations also to Reese Guckert ’21, who was presented with the Abby Boehm Merit Award. This scholarship award is named in memory of Abigail M. Boehm ’98 and given to a eighth grader who maintains a humanitarian approach to the needs of others, works quietly behind the scenes, and demonstrates respect and kindness for peers, adults and the Maryvale community.

View the photo gallery from this event here.

Commencement 2017: 71 seniors graduate from Maryvale

The entire Maryvale community extends its sincere congratulations to our 71 seniors who graduated on Friday, June 2 on the magnificent Castle Terrace. Together, the Class of 2017 earned nearly $9.5 million in academic awards and scholarships to colleges and universities across the country, including Villanova University, University of Chicago, Davidson College and the United States Naval Academy. Maryvale was also thrilled to welcome Maryvale Alumna and Trustee Laura E. Walsh Nolan '02 as the 2017 Commencement Speaker. Following Laura’s inspirational and moving address, Blair Boehm Dicriscio ’01, Maryvale Math Department Chair, was presented with the Carol Malone Excellence in Teaching Award.

Congratulations, again, to the Class of 2017! 

Maryvale group shines light on faith at SND Leadership Conference

Maryvale students and faculty enjoyed sharing their leadership stories while collaborating with others at the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur High School Leadership Conference at Emmanuel College. Eight Maryvale Upper Schoolers were accompanied by Campus Minister Kristin DeVan, Theology Department Chair Mary Pat Tilghman and School Counselor Kalea Selmon. While at the conference, the girls worked with remarkable role models within the Catholic community, including Sr. Rita Sturwold, Sr. Patty Chappelle and Sr. Anne-Louise Nadeau. Together with the Sisters, the girls also participated in workshops and strategized with other attendees on innovative methods to make the hallmarks of the SND mission alive in their school communities. After the conference, the group visited numerous colleges, including Boston College, Northeastern University and Emerson College, and the girls gained valuable insight about their next steps ahead.

Maryvale alumna Maeve Duffy '13 earns prestigious Fulbright Award

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board awarded Maryvale alumna Maeve Duffy ’13 with a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to the Czech Republic. Through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Maeve will conduct research, teach English and provide expertise in the Czech Republic for the 2017-2018 school year. Her academic and professional achievements, which include receiving the Barnard College Campbell Award, as well as service and leadership potential in her area of study served as the foundation for her selection.

The Fulbright Program is the leading international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Recipients of Fulbright awards address critical global challenges while building relationships, gaining knowledge and fostering leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. After completing their program, Fulbright Award winners achieve distinction in various fields, including 57 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 82 who have received Pulitzer Prizes and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

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