Essential Skills for Present and Future Learners

Beyond the content specific to designated academic courses, Maret teachers help students develop the essential skills they need to be well-rounded adults in a rapidly evolving world. Keeping true to our Mission, 0ur goal is for students to use these skills to inquire deeply, think critically, and act responsibly in all aspects of their lives.



Understanding that change is inevitable and fast-paced, we recognize that it is important to move beyond the traditional canon of content to concentrate on the cultivation of essential skills. These skills are carefully woven throughout the entire K–12 program with the goal that our students will become good stewards of the world.


  • Explore, understand, and grapple with multiple perspectives across difference and practice effective listening and responsible cooperation. 


  • Effectively express, receive, and engage with a range of ideas and information, develop the ability and confidence to advocate for oneself and others, and master multiple languages and forms of expression. 

Creativity & Innovation

  • Construct knowledge and original solutions through the iterative process and experimentation, both independently and in partnership with others. 

Cultural & Global Competence

  • Study and experience global cultures and histories in order to understand, empathize, and constructively engage in our immediate and broader world.


  • Act courageously and honestly, set and achieve goals, engage with others, and positively impact our community and the world.


  • Gain the capacity and confidence to engage critically and analytically with open-ended, complex questions, using diverse research methods. 

Technology, Information & Media Literacy

  • Engage competently with our rapidly evolving technological world, participate respectfully online, and exercise the ability to analyze, interpret, and leverage quantitative and qualitative data.


  • Learn how to best take care of one’s emotional, social, and physical well-being in order to promote a healthy sense of identity and thoughtful decision-making.

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