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Marywood High School, California

Former teacher Sister Joan Kirkpatrick (formerly Sister Joan Patrice) shares her memories of Marywood

Thank you!

We Sisters of Providence would like to thank the Marywood High School alumnae for your monetary gifts of support throughout the years dedicated to the care of our retired sisters. We are grateful!

The Sisters of Providence lovingly acknowledge Marywood Alumnae Association who received the Rooted in Providence award at the 2018 Donor Dinner. This award honors companions who have made lifetime gifts of $100,000 or more to the Sisters of Providence.

Marywood Alumnae reunion

The last Marywood All-School Reunion took place on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at the former Marywood Campus. If you have pictures from the final reunion that you would be willing to share, we would like to showcase the photos here. Please email them to Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp, SP, General Councilor, who is heading the alumnae/i relations area of our department at this time. You may reach her at 812-535-2855 or email jhagelskamp@spsmw.org.

The 1977 Servite High School hosted their 40th reunion recently and invited the Marywood class of 1977 to join with them to celebrate. Although we’re unsure if any Marywood alumnae attended, Servite reports having a wonderful time. They are hoping that they can again join with Marywood to participate in a future anniversary celebration.
For more information or to help, contact Tom Burke ’77 at Servitereunion77@outlook.com or look for updates at servitehs.org/1977.

Keep in touch!

The Alumnae Association has an active group on Facebook. It’s a monitored group, so you must submit a request to join. Get started here!

If you would like to plan a class reunion, the Sisters of Providence alumnae relations manager can help. Please email cgualano@spsmw.org or call  812-535-2811.


To obtain a transcript, please contact Nanci De la Rosa-Ricco at the Department of Catholic Schools at nricco@rcbo.org.

History of Marywood High School

The former St. Joseph Academy was purchased in 1934 from the Dominican Sisters whose motherhouse was in Cuba. Marywood High School was primarily a college prep high school for girls of Orange County and a boarding school for girls of other localities. A limited number were accepted for grade school; this discontinued in 1949. Expansion of enrollment led to a new location at Nohl Ranch in Orange County and was dedicated on Dec. 5, 1964. The school also attracted international students from nine countries. Marywood was closed in 1980.

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