Apply to Lower School (K-4)

At Maret, our stimulating lower school classroom environment, rich in interactive resources and guided by teachers who are highly trained, enthusiastic, and supportive, provides the ideal setting for young minds to flourish. Learn more about Lower School.


Lower School Virtual Tour

Join Director of Admission Annie Farquhar and three current students for a "tour" of the Lower School.

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Lower School At a Glance

  • Approximately 130 students, grades K-4
  • First, second, and third grades each have two sections of 12-14 students
  • Fourth grade has two sections of approximately 18 students
  • The school day runs from 8am - 2:50pm with early dismissal at 1:20pm on Wednesdays
  • Our After School Program (with over 15 different club activities) runs daily until 6pm
  • Spanish instruction begins in Kindergarten
  • Lunch served daily with a mix of Kindergarten through fourth graders at each community lunch table
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STANDING TOGETHER

Maret has implemented multi-pronged approach to health and safety in order to welcome K–12 students back to campus for hybrid instruction. In addition, the school is providing on-campus day care for Maret families with young children. Families have the option of keeping their children in our all-virtual program, and the school is prepared to shift instruction between hybrid and all-virtual models as needed. Learn more about our Continuity of Learning plan or join us for a virtual information session!

Learn More About Our 2020-2021 COL Plan


Virtual Open House

Meet our lower school director, grade deans, and teachers who will describe the opportunities students have to delve into a range of academic subjects and extracurricular activities, hone essential skills, and be part of our thriving community. Also hear from parents and students will be on hand to share what it is like to attend Maret.

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How To Apply to Our Lower School

Begin by creating your Ravenna account.

This is the place where you will schedule a campus tour and interview and where you can check on the progress of your application.


Application FAQs

Kindergarten

Our youngest students ease into the world of learning, self-awareness, and friendship in the comfort of the stand-alone Kindergarten Cottage. Kindergarten typically has 20 students working with two full time teachers.

New Students

New student enrollment varies each year, but here is a typical profile:

  • Kindergarten: 20 new students
  • First Grade: 5–7 new students
  • Second Grade: new students enrolled only if space becomes available
  • Third Grade: new students enrolled only if space becomes available
  • Fourth Grade: 10–13 students

Lower School Classes

  • Science (2x week), half-class
  • Spanish (4x week in fourth grade; 3x week all other grades), half-class kindergarten and fourth grade
  • Art (2x week), half-class kindergarten and fourth grade
  • Music (2x week), half-class
  • Physical Education (4x week)
  • Library (1x week), half-class kindergarten and fourth grade
  • Technology (1x week), half-class fourth grade
  • Wellness Classes (1x week)

Lower School Curriculum


 

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