​ Marymount traces its origins back to 1959 when Fr Frank Shine was appointed Parish Priest of Burleigh Heads.


1959 Fr Frank Shine was appointed Parish Priest of Burleigh Heads
1966 On 11 August 1966, a letter was signed by the parish priests, Rev J.N. Shannon (Surfers Paradise), Rev D. Boland (Coolangatta) and Rev. F.A. Shine, outlining a proposal for the establishment of a secondary girls' school at Burleigh Heads
1967 In October 1967, the foundations of the first buildings were laid on110 acres at Burleigh Waters purchased by Fr Shine.  The name of the new school was coined because of a devotion to Mary and because the location incorporated a gentle sloping mount.
1968 The Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception as a parish secondary school opened Marymount College in 1968, with sixteen students and two staff. The principal was Sr Mary Patricia, osf. The complex cost $146,000 and consisted of classrooms, a convent and chapel. Responsibility for the College development was to rely heavily on the Burleigh Parish.
1971 Sr Carmel Beirne, osf became the new Principal, assisted by Sr Marguerite, osf. In that same year, extensions costing $94,000 were made to the College.
1972 Marymount College became co-educational to provide for boys on the central and southern sections of the Gold Coast. The first boy enrolled was Justin Lane. Marymount College became one of the first Catholic co-educational college in Queensland - with an enrolment of 120 students.
1974 Manual Arts Centre was established at a cost of $34,000. This was also the year of the first senior class at Marymount College.
1975 1975 saw the appointment of Mr Michael Lloyd as the first lay Principal and Fr Martin Doyle assumed responsibility for providing the guidance and facilities necessary for a sound Catholic education.
1977 Buildings constructed from 1977 - 1991 were designed and supervised by Michael Ryan and built at a cost of $4.8 million dollars.
1981 Dr Brendan McManus assumed leadership of the College and a new swimming pool was a welcome addition to the sporting facilities
1982 New library built and an enrolment of 620 students
1984 Mr Pat Wall was appointed College Principal
1987 The foresight of Mr Wall in 1987, saw the construction of the Year 8 classroom building.
1991 The construction of the Doyle Centre in 1991 was a major building project and provides exceptional facilities for physical education, theatre and music.
1993 Fr Ken Howell was appointed Administrator of the Burleigh Heads Parish when Fr Martin Doyle, due to ill health, took a long needed rest. Late in 1993, Mr Pat Wall resigned as Principal and Brisbane Catholic Education appointed Mr Bob Cullen as Acting Principal for the 1994 school year. 
1994 Fr Pat Molony was appointed Parish Priest. Franciscan Nuns move out of convent into other accommodation and roles.
1995 Ms Vicki Ward assumed the role of College Principal for the 1995 school year.
1996 Mr Bob Peacock was appointed College Principal. First Art Show was held.
1998 Mr Peacock commenced an extensive rebuilding programme with a new Home Economics and Hospitality wing opened in 1998 
1999 Marymount College had an enrolment of 905 students. $900,000 Manual Arts Complex opened in February 1999. Major expenditure was undertaken in the Information Technology area with the College operating a network well in excess of 275 computers. 
2001 Work commenced on a new Administration building. This included a new staff room with computer access for each teacher.
2002 Staff Centre and Administration building is finished. The Uniform and Bookshop is part of this building, completed April 2002.
2003 Marymount College hosts QISSRL and QISSN carnivals
2004 Two additional classrooms added to Manual Arts complex
2006 Redevelopment of  Canteen and a new covered area (known as P&F Shed) completed
2007 On 20 August 2007, Marymount College hosted the Journey of the of Cross and Icon.  The four Catholic Colleges on the Gold Coast (St Michael’s, Aquinas, Assisi and Marymount) combined to greet the Cross and Icon with a special Liturgy attended by 1000 students. 
2008 Mission Statement launched
2010 Mr Chris Noonan became Principal. The Mary MacKillop Library and Science Resource Centre opened in 2010 providing the College with five specific science laboratories and a larger library/resource centre. This same year, the College began the Student Notebook Computer Program. Teachers and Year 9s were the first to receive this resource and quickly set about embracing this new technology. Enrolments at 1110.
2011 Student Notebook Program extended to Year 10. After many years of negotiations, powerlines running through the College and Primary were removed.
2012 Arts and Technology building opened, and students welcomed the spacious new facilities. Students in all year levels across the College now participate in the Student Notebook Computer Program.
2013 In early 2013 we farewelled Fr Pat Molony as he moved to Mt. Gravatt Parish, and we welcomed back Fr Ken Howell as new Parish Priest. Demolition of S Block and convent took place at the end of the school year. Enrolment 1050.
2014 Block 7 (J Block - Franciscan Centre) completed. 
2015 Block 10 (K Block - Franciscan Centre) completed for term 2 2015. Year 7 commences for the first time.
The College celebrates 50 Year Anniversary. Fr Morgan Batt becomes Parish Priest.