Mission, History & Heritage
We educate young women holistically to learn, lead and serve in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat.
Who We Are:
Magnificat High School, a girls' Catholic college-preparatory high school, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, calls young women to live Mary’s Magnificat in the world. Click here to read Mary's prayer and our namesake, the Magnificat.
“Who we are and what we do begins with our Mission which inspires our students to mature as empowered, compassionate and independent-thinking young women. " Sister Helen Jean Novy, Vice President of Mission
History & Heritage:
Magnificat High School opened in 1955 in the former Wooster School in Rocky River with a freshman class of 63 students and three Sisters of the Humility of Mary. One hundred nine sisters have served in educational ministry at Magnificat partnering from the beginning with dedicated lay personnel in continuity with practices of partnership begun from their founding in Dommartin, France, in 1854. Since its beginning, Magnificat has grown to become the largest Catholic, private girls’ school in Ohio, comprised of a student population of over 770 young women representing five counties of the Cleveland diocese and a religious and lay faculty of more than 75 members.