Middle School (5–8)
Middle School Wellness class supports students as they explore their identities, develop into independent thinkers, and broaden their social and community circles.
Students enter a new phase of development in Middle School, and the Wellness program meets them where they are during this exciting time of change.
Our aim is to help every student become more adept at navigating toward their fullest potential. Guiding middle schoolers as they form their sense of identity, find their voice, learn self-care, and develop awareness of—and respect for—others leads to better learning, a greater sense of connection and belonging, and the confidence to try new things.
Wellness lessons are both carefully planned and also flexible, allowing teachers to take time to address issues in students' lives and the world as they arise.
Courses cover all six prongs of wellness: Identity, Digital Citizenship, Sexuality, Mental Health, Physical Health, and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). The Middle School Wellness Curriculum reviews and strengthens the skills learned in Lower School, and expands the breadth and depth of the six prongs of wellness.
Middle School Wellness Skills
Self advocacy in both academic and social settings
Defining identity (race, gender, family structure, socio economic status, ability, religion
Identifying, disrupting and challenging stereotypes, microaggressions, discrimination, prejudice and privledge
Making healthy choices for both physical, mental, and social-emotional well-being
Safely navigating digital spaces (text, social media, email)
|Grade Level||Class Time|
|Grades 5–6||1x / week for 45 minutes|
|1x / week for 55 minutes|
Physical Education / Athletics
Grades 5–6 meet for PE four times a week for 50 minutes.
Grades 7–8 meet for Athletics three days a week for interscholastic team sports.
The PE / Athletics program promotes students’ physical growth and fitness and supports their social and emotional well-being. Students in Maret’s interscholastic athletics program develop physical, emotional, and cognitive skills that enable them to become effective team members.
Director of Middle School
Middle School Learning Specialist
Middle School Counselor
Fifth Grade Dean
Sixth Grade Dean
Seventh Grade Dean
Eighth Grade Dean