Apply To Lower School (K-4)
Children flourish in our stimulating, hands-on classroom environment, guided by teachers who are highly trained, enthusiastic, and supportive.
Experience the Joy
Our youngest students ease into school life in their very own Kindergarten Cottage where two full-time teachers structure the children's time, providing a balance of classroom learning, active play, and a host of special events and celebrations.
As students move through the lower school program, they benefit from a thoughtfully integrated curriculum that values taking risks, thinking creatively, and working collaboratively.
- May I submit an application for my child to enter any grade in the Lower School?
- How many students do you accept each year?
- What is the age requirement for kindergarten?
- When are applications due?
- Does Maret require applicants to visit the school?
- May my child accompany me on a tour or virtual info session?
- When do I hear if my child has been accepted at Maret?
How to Apply to Lower School
Begin by creating your Ravenna account. This is the place where you will schedule a tour and interview and where you can check on the progress of your application.
Parents/guardians interviews offered online via Zoom or in-person September through January. They are strongly encouraged for families applying to Kindergarten, first, and fourth grades. Parents/guardians do not have to submit an application before interviewing. However, all interviews must be scheduled by the application deadline January 5, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.
Visits are REQUIRED for Kindergarten, first grade, and fourth grade applicants. Parents/guardians can schedule online after applying. We will begin these visits in January, and we will email all applicant families when registration opens.
We will reach out to 2nd and 3rd grade applicants in late January to schedule an applicant visit if space becomes available in either of those grades.
No outside admission testing is required or will be accepted this admission season.
One recommendation is REQUIRED from your child’s current homeroom teacher.
Parents and guardians can send the recommendation form link directly to the recommender through Ravenna.
Current grades and/or a report card are REQUIRED. Prior year report card required where applicable. We understand that this may not be applicable for Kindergarten and first grade applicants.
Students in the Lower School K–4
Student to teacher ratio in kindergarten
Average number of students in each of two sections of first, second, and third grades
Average number of students in each of two sections of fourth grade