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 my 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. 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 virtual interviews must be scheduled by the application deadline January 6, 2022 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.
Applicants will meet individually with an admission officer or teacher, and visits will last up to 30 minutes for kindergarten and first grade applicants and up to an hour for fourth grade applicants.
No outside admission testing is required or will be accepted this admission season.
One recommendation is REQUIRED from your child’s current homeroom teacher. If your child is not being taught in person by their current teacher, an additional recommendation is requested from a teacher who has worked with your child in an in-person school setting.
Parents/guardians can send the recommendation form link directly to the teacher through Ravenna.
Current grades and/or a report card are REQUIRED. Prior year report card or transcript also required. 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