Maret is a vibrant K-12, co-educational, independent school in Washington, DC. We ignite our students’ potential and foster their academic, artistic, and athletic talents. We develop the mind, nurture curiosity, welcome challenge, embrace joy, and build community that is equitable and inclusive.
Watch this VIDEO HERE to learn more about Maret's participation in the Malone Schools Online Network (MSON), a consortium of fifteen schools that have received funding from the Malone Family Foundation, which provides students with a variety of superior online courses that enhance each member school’s existing curriculum.
Each MSON course takes a blended approach, combining synchronous instruction - real-time video conferencing seminars - with asynchronous instruction - recorded lectures and exercises students complete outside of the class. Each course has a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 16 students. The result is a virtual discussion seminar that is delivered in high definition classroom set-ups.
Second graders looked at brightly colored, geometric paintings made by the Ndebele women of South Africa and learned that the artwork contained symbols that are said to have been a secret language used (only by women) to communicate feelings of grief or sadness over displacement and injustice.
In the 8th grade Persuasive Mini-Documentary project, groups of students create persuasive mini-documentaries to convince their peers in the middle school to change something about the way they think or act. Because they are creating these pieces for a large, real audience, their goal is to impact peers in a meaningful way. Topics are student-generated and often include arguments about Facebook usage, environmentalism, bullying and intolerance, eating habits, and more.
Learn more about the project and watch their mini-documentary HERE.