PE & Athletics

Maret believes that fitness is essential to wellbeing and that athletics teach important life skills that extend beyond the physical. Hard work, personal accomplishment, good sportsmanship, self-discipline, and cooperation are taught at every grade level, K-12.

Goal

We develop athletes of all levels, from beginning players to those who want to play Division I, II, or III. Maret celebrates and encourages all students to be multisport athletes, which helps them learn different sports strategies and reduces receptive overuse injuries. At a school with about 320 upper school students, this approach is vital to the success of our sizable athletic program.

How We Teach

Maret is one of the only independent schools in the Washington, DC area that requires every student, every year, to participate in some form of athletic education. We are committed to helping each student find the confidence, passion, and skill to make physical activity a lifelong commitment.

Curriculum Snapshot

Lower School physical education classes are held four times a week.

Middle School 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.

Upper School Team sports continue to be central to Maret’s education through high school, when students choose from interscholastic team sports; individual concentrations such as martial arts, dance, and weight training; a general PE class; or independent study.

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League Championships Since 2011

GIRLS

  • 3 ISL Championships
  • 31 All-ISL Honorees

BOYS

  • 11 MAC Championships
  • 60 All-MAC Honorees

Upper School Varsity Sports

Fallwinterspring
BOYS
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Cross
    Country
  • Golf

GIRLS
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Tennis

BOYS
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
GIRLS
  • Basketball
  • Swimming

BOYS
  • Baseball
  • Tennis
  • Lacrosse
  • Track
GIRLS
  • Softball
  • Lacrosse
  • Track

Upper School PE/Lifetime Activities

Seasonal offerings are the same for both girls and boys.

FALLWINTERSPRING
  • PE
  • Yoga
  • Independent PE
  • Weight Training

  • Flag Football
  • Club Squash
  • Club Ice Hockey
  • Yoga
  • Independent PE
  • Weight Training

  • PE
  • Independent PE
  • Weight Training
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Yoga

Middle School

PHysical Education: Grades 5 & 6Interscholastic program: Grades 7 & 8
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Jump Rope
  • Floor Hockey
  • Football
  • Mini-Tennis
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee

  • Fall Girls
    Volleyball, Soccer, Cross-Country
  • Fall Boys
    Football, Soccer, Cross-Country
  • Winter Girls
    Basketball, Winter Running, Wrestling,
    Weight Training, PE
  • Winter Boys
    Basketball, Winter Running, Wrestling, PE
  • Spring Girls
    Softball, Lacrosse
  • Spring Boys
    Baseball, Lacrosse,

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