Lower School (K-4)
Maret believes that childhood should be treasured and savored, not accelerated or compressed.
Welcome from Director of Lower School Chris Appleby
A joy of learning permeates Maret’s Lower School. An engaging curriculum encourages students to try new things, think creatively, and work collaboratively. Teachers value their students’ backgrounds and experiences and create a meaningful and dynamic context for learning.
Nurturing Excellence and Joy
The lower school curriculum starts with children's natural curiosity and builds on it. Academic content is sequenced from one grade to the next, and curricular connections are made across subject areas when there is a natural overlap of skills, content, or concepts.
Students have problems to solve, projects to build, mysteries to explain, and stories to tell. They acquire not only the fundamental skills of reading, writing, and mathematics, but also the critical and creative thinking skills that will keep them coming back to learn more!
A School Day Designed for Optimal Learning
Language arts, math, and social studies are taught in homeroom. Science, Spanish, art, music, PE, library, technology, and wellness classes are taught by specialist teachers in classrooms designed for those subjects. Teachers meet with students in whole grade, whole class, and half-class groups to provide the optimal learning environment for the subject that students are learning.
|Specialist Class Schedule|
|Art (2x/week)||half-class K & 4|
|Library (1x/week)||half-class K & 4|
|Music (2x/week)||half-class, K–4|
|Physical Education (4x/week)|
|Science (2x/week)||half-class K & 4|
|Spanish (3x /week: Gr. K–3; 4x/week: Gr. 4)||half-class K & 4|
|Technology/Computer Science (1x/week)||half-class Gr. 4|
|Wellness Classes (1x/week)|