Tyler P. Fick Writing Center

At Maryvale, we believe that learning how to write effectively and clearly is the cornerstone of any successful education.

Regardless of the girl’s future ambitions, the ability to master various kinds of writing – expository, narrative, persuasive, descriptive and creative – is essential for achieving academic and career success. In the age of the 140-character tweet, Maryvale is committed as ever to producing excellent writers and communicators.


The Tyler P. Fick Writing Center at Maryvale is dedicated to providing students with the tools and support needed for developing exceptional writing skills in school and in life.

Tyler P. Fick '99

Tyler P. Fick

Tyler P. Fick '99, a Maryvale alumna, passed away in 2003 after a long battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Her impact in the Maryvale community is undeniable: Tyler sought to enrich the lives of others with her passion for language and the written word; she inspired students and faculty alike with her strength, wisdom and composure. The Tyler P. Fick Foundation thrives in her honor, bringing aid to charities and organizations made stronger by Tyler’s indomitable spirit.