From the Head of School

Maryvale President Tracey H. Ford

No one knows and loves your daughter more than you and your family, which is why selecting the right school for her is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. At Maryvale, we understand the privilege given by parents when they entrust their daughters to the school’s care.

Our independent Catholic school in Baltimore, Maryland promises individualized attention with a student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1, offering an unrivaled college preparatory educational experience for students in grades six through 12 in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Providing an education rooted in Catholic values, our faculty is comprised of both veteran teachers who have educated generations of young women and tech-savvy Millennials who are on the cutting edge of the latest educational trends.

Our curriculum, which ranges from challenging college preparatory classes to rigorous AP courses, is broad enough to afford flexibility and meet the needs of the individual learner. And our open, college-like campus prepares girls for life after Maryvale.

Our students use iPads or laptops as part of every class. Creative students embrace the latest innovations in digital art, photography and cinematography in our two state-of-the-art Mac Labs, which feature AVID software. Athletes compete on our outdoor athletic facility, which features a turf field, regulation track, field event facilities, softball field and practice fields. Actresses perform in a 500-plus seat theater, equipped with a sound booth and Broadway-style dressing rooms.

Regardless of their significant accomplishments, our students maintain a humility that is palpable. Maryvale alumnae return regularly; and whether they are running one of the largest health care systems in the country, serving as a professor at a prestigious university, partnering in a national law firm, serving our legal system as a judge, coaching a Division I athletic team, publishing a newspaper or serving as an executive at a Fortune 500 company, they describe Maryvale as their “home away from home.”

Our redesigned website will provide you with plenty of useful information, but to experience the warmth and sisterhood at the heart of Maryvale, please accept my invitation to visit our school and meet our dynamic students as well as dedicated teachers. Let us help your family discover how we prepare generations of girls to learn, lead and succeed.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus.


Tracey H. Ford