A Woman Making History: Our President Mary Elizabeth Grimes

During Black History Month, Marian President Mary Elizabeth Grimes had the honor of sharing her family’s history with Carol Daniel at KMOX. The “Living History” series features a number of St. Louisans making Black History today.


Media Spotlight On Marian Girls and STEM

In January, Marian Girls reached another record award! We’re excited to announce that in 2023, Marian has again achieved Platinum Level, the highest level of performance. Marian’s Tigerbots are the most decorated team, winning platinum banners for five consecutive years.

KWMU, KMOX, KMOV, and FOX 2 featured news stories with our exceptional students.


Fontbonne University Forms Partnership with Marian Middle School

Fontbonne University, a private, Catholic liberal arts university located in Clayton, Mo., in suburban St. Louis County, has established a unique partnership with Marian Middle School (Marian). Marian is the only all-girls, private middle school in the St. Louis community serving urban adolescents in a faith-based environment.

The partnership will provide Marian alumnae with scholarships to Fontbonne, as well as one-on-one mentoring to promote academic success, professional and leadership development opportunities, and career support.


Bayer Fund Awards $40,000 to Marian Middle School to Support STEM Education for Girls

Marian Middle School is pleased to announce exciting impact as a result of its long-term partnership with Bayer Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer in the U.S. Bayer Fund has been a vital Marian supporter since 2009, including through its most recent $40,000 grant to support Marian’s exceptional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum over the past school year.


SLU Educational Leadership Awardee – Mary Elizabeth Grimes

Mary Elizabeth Grimes, President of Marian Middle School, is honored by Saint Louis University with the Educational Leadership Award. Saint Louis University, along with Loyola University Maryland and University of San Francisco, honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a virtual event on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. The theme for Starsky Wilson’s keynote – “Walking with the Excluded / Accompanying Young People in the Creation of a Hope-Filled Future.”


Missouri Athletic Club’s Women of Distinction Award

Mary Elizabeth Grimes has been honored with the Missouri Athletic Club’s Women of Distinction Award for her work on behalf of girls in the community. We consider it our duty to advocate on behalf of Marian Girls, and model bold leadership in the community.


Diverse Business Leader

Mary Elizabeth Grimes was honored as a Diverse Business Leader by the St. Louis Business Journal on September 13, 2019. She was honored for her work to transform lives and communities by educating adolescent girls from all backgrounds to become future leaders.


Women of Influence

Mary Elizabeth Grimes, President of Marian Middle School, was honored with a “Women of Influence” Award from RISE Collaborative for her work as a community leader. As a hub for female empowerment, RISE Collaborative is a dynamic and carefully curated community of women leaders who support each other’s success through networking and collaborative workspaces. The award recognizes the powerful impact of women and celebrates their remarkable successes.


Ladue News 2018 Charity Award

Marian Middle School was honored as one of six worthy local non-profit organizations at the Ladue News 2018 Charity Awards.


Clavius Project Robotics Jamboree – Platinum Banner Winner

19 Marian Girls competed in the Clavius Project Robotics Jamboree at St. Louis University High School in January. The girls worked in teams of two or three to complete a series of challenges. Out of 25 schools (over 275 students), Marian Girls received the highest honor, a platinum banner! They were also awarded the Leadership Distinction award.

Clavius Project Robotics Competition

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