Team sports, independent physical pursuits, traditional “PE” classes: athletics round out the college-prep experience at Maret. We believe that fitness is essential to everyone’s wellbeing; we also believe athletics teach important life skills that stretch beyond the body. Hard work, personal accomplishment, good sportsmanship, self-discipline, and cooperation are instilled from kindergarten through senior year.
Physical education classes are held four times a week, beginning in the Lower School. Maret prides itself on being one of the only private independent schools in the Washington, DC area that requires PE for every student, every year, K-12.
Fifth and sixth graders focus on team skills and individual sports strategies. By seventh and eighth grades, students of all abilities use and expand upon these skills through interscholastic soccer, football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, and lacrosse. Team sports continue to be central to Maret’s education through high school. Responding to student interest, we have added golf, equestrian, and swim teams to our lineup of Frogs sports. Girls compete in the Independent School League; boys compete in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference.
By the time you reach Upper School, athletic options are virtually endless. Maret high school students choose from interscholastic team sports; individual concentrations such as martial arts, dance, and weight training; or a general “PE” class. Have a particular athletic interest not offered at Maret? Craft a supervised independent study in the sport of your choice!