The School attracts a committed, highly responsive faculty of lifelong learners. Most Maret teachers hold master degrees, and many have more than one advanced degree. Art and music teachers bring a special dimension to their commitment because of their active involvement in their professions outside of Maret. A number of our teachers have won national fellowships and awards. Beyond their academic qualifications, Maret teachers foster both an enthusiasm for learning and a capacity for intellectual rigor within each student. They genuinely care about their students.
Recognizing the strength of different perspectives, we emphasize both faculty individuality and widespread collaboration. Respect and a general collegial spirit lead to a high degree of cross-disciplinary integration at all levels. Maret teachers enjoy teaching across division lines.
Most middle and upper school teachers are advisors who link home with school and provide enormous personal and academic support for students. Maret’s teachers volunteer numerous evening and weekend hours to supervise extracurricular and community service programs. Teachers also work with students during Maret’s varied summer programs, including campus classes; study programs in Taiwan, France, Spain, and India; and a six-week marine biology course on Sanibel Island, Florida.