Upper School (9-12) clone
Our high school students pursue their passions, define their futures, and make their mark on campus, in the community, and beyond.
An enriching blend of academics, arts, athletics, and co-curricular and extracurricular options define Maret’s private high school experience.
[Welcome VIDEO: Director of Upper School]
Students prepare for college with intentional instruction in analytical reading and writing, study skills, laboratory work, and research methods. Working with faculty advisors, students craft a course of study that is appropriate and engaging.
Maret’s upper school curriculum is broad and deep with more than 80 courses offered in house and more than 45 additional courses offered through the Malone Schools Online Network (MSON) [LINK]. Students who wish to pursue an academic interest not available at Maret or through MSON may apply to pursue an independent study in that subject.
In February, students enjoy four days of exploration outside of regular classes during Intensive Study Week (ISW). Groups of students and faculty embark on a variety of fascinating projects and trips that challenge the mind and rejuvenate the spirit.
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In 2020, upper schoolers enjoyed:
Band & Chorus Hop Over the Pond to London
Beauty and the Screen
Black Women’s Wellness
Build Your Own Computer
Eat, Cook, and Be Merry
Faces of Immigration
Going Global with the Lower School—Morocco
Great American Bakes
Helping with the Middle School
Independent Community Service
Inside the Beltway
Lending a Hand in DC
Mark as Played: Podcasting 101
Movie Making 101
On the Town: Grab A Seat!
School of Rock
Sketching Your Vision
Sports and Fitness Gadgets
Video Games VI: Return of the Jedi
Upper School Schedule
The upper school bell schedule [LINK] was recently redesigned with student wellness in mind. The new block schedule makes a challenging curriculum more manageable. With longer, 70-minute periods, upper school students can dive more deeply into subject matter, enjoy longer transition time between classes, schedule clubs and office hours into their regular school day, and have fewer classes to prepare for each night.
Upper School Graduation Requirements [Table?]
Humanities [LINK] —7 credits (including 4 literature credits)
Mathematics [LINK]—4 years of math or completion of math progression through precalculus
Science [LINK]—3 credits, at least one credit in each discipline of biology, chemistry, and physics
World Langauges and Classics [LINK] —3 credits in 1 language OR 2 credits in each of 2 languages
Arts [LINK] and Technology [LINK] — 2 credits total: 1 credit in either performing arts or visual art and 1 additional credit in either performing arts, visual art, or technology
Physical Education [LINK] —11 of 12 seasons or participation on two Maret sports teams per year
Wellness [LINK]—4 years
Community Engagement [LINK]—0 hours
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School Life [I can source photos for each of these activities if desired. Would like treatment of this section to match how we do on Lower School page]
Upper school students meet in small advising groups and/or one-on-one with their advisors each week, focusing on academic support, current issues inside and outside of Maret, and wellness.
Weekly assemblies offer a larger venue for community building, internal co-curricular programs, and outside speakers and performers who create a bridge between what students are learning in the classrooms and what is happening in the city, nation, and world beyond Maret.
ATHLETICS AND PE [this piece could be pulled out if it doesn't fit and become it's own section at the same level as "School Life" if it works better for layout]
Students choose from interscholastic team sports, as well as noncompetitive lifetime sports such as yoga or weight training. Do you have a particular athletic interest not offered at Maret? You can develop a supervised independent study in the sport of your choice.
Varsity Sports [TABLE?]
Students are encouraged to explore academic and extracurricular opportunities with an open mind and a sense of adventure. From politics to publications, drama to debate, eating to engineering, and everything in between, there’s something for everyone. More than 70 extracurricular activities are offered each year, and the list continues to grow! Learn more. [LINK]
Wellness stands as one of Maret’s four pillars alongside academics, athletics, and the arts. We aim to help students develop self-awareness and empower them to make healthy choices, lead balanced and fulfilling lives, and contribute to a positive culture at Maret and beyond. Each grade level has a wellness class once a week that provides students a place to learn and reflect on their health and well-being. Learn More. [LINK]
Images below are general classroom shots for use on page if needed.
Here are some pictures to go with Student Life. All are optional and may not be good enough to use as large images.