Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Independence – and the responsibility that comes with it – evolves during grades 5-8. Academics become increasingly challenging as middle school progresses; with the help of supportive teachers, students are well prepared to take on age-appropriate rigors.

At a Glance

  • Approximately 200 STUDENTS, grades 5-8
  • Combined MATH/SCIENCE and combined ENGLISH/HISTORY classes taught in 90-minute blocks in 5th grade
  • Students take LATIN beginning in 7th grade in addition to a WORLD LANGUAGE beginning in 6th grade
  • Each student meets multiple times a week with their ACADEMIC ADVISOR
  • Middle School "HOUSES" engage in monthly competitions to encourage friendships across grades 5-8

 

Why Maret's Middle School?

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Middle School Advisory and House System

The Middle School Advising Program was modified over the summer of 2011 and implemented in the fall of 2011. The goal was to develop an intentional curriculum about core values, to increase the amount of contact between advisors and advisees. In addition, the middle school developed a house system to better connect students in grades 5-8 and to instill a sense of MS spirit.

 

middle school extracurricular

I really feel that I developed a relationship with my adviser, where I would feel comfortable to bring issues to her, or just ask her for advice. Eighth grade student

Maret's middle school engages the natural enthusiasm, energy, and curiosity of adolescence with a curriculum that is challenging yet exciting. Our program is designed to create confident thinkers, healthy athletes, innovative artists, thoughtful friends, and engaged community members.

 

middle school students in math

Athletics & Physical Education

Middle School physical education builds on the fitness skills acquired in Lower School. Interscholastic team sports are introduced in grades 7 and 8. Embedded in the school day, these non-elimination sports develop the physical, emotional, and cognitive skills that enable students to become effective team members. All team members are guaranteed playing time.

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
  • Fall Boys
    Football, Soccer, PE
  • Winter Girls
    Basketball, Winter Running,
    Weight Training, PE
  • Winter Boys
    Basketball, Winter Running, PE
  • Spring Girls
    Softball, Lacrosse
  • Spring Boys
    Baseball, Lacrosse, PE
  • Non-Competitive Option