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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.

lower schoolers looking into mirrors

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.  

A host of specialist classes in science, technology, library, music, and PE add to the dynamic curriculum in math and humanities, which form the core of the program. After-school clubs round out the school day with enriching fun.

Admission FAQs

What Makes Maret Special?

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Director of Admission Annie Farquhar and Admission Associate Murugi Njoroge

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.


Tours, Information Sessions, Open Houses

Please create an account in Ravenna to see available dates and to sign-up. If all appointments are full, please stay tuned for more dates to be added.

Create an Account

Parent/Guardian Interview

Parents/guardians interviews are 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 4, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.

The interview is approximately a 30-minute conversation with the Director of Admission Annie Farquhar. Multiple time slots are offered throughout the day.

Applicant Visit

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.

Teacher Recommendation

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.

Lower School By the Numbers


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 

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