中学(5 - 8)

马雷特利用了这种精神, 能源, and curiosity of students in grades five through eight to create confident thinkers, 创新的艺术家, 健康的运动员, 有思想的朋友, 和积极的公民.

Welcome from Director of Middle School Dominic Redd


Cultivating friendships; establishing cross-grade connections; collaborating with adults; and becoming engaged on campus, 在附近, and across the world is part of the building of community in Middle School.


The middle school social curriculum incorporates activities that foster a positive social and 情感 growth in students and focus on Maret’s core values. Grade-level meetings and smaller advisor group gatherings help students gain a greater understanding of these values and how to live them authentically.

Assemblies, advisor meetings, middle school houses, and 课外活动s offer opportunities 为 students to pursue their interests while building meaningful relationships. 除了, community engagement projects and partnership activities give students a broader understanding of local, 国家, 与国际社区.




middle schoolers at the library of congress


The curriculum emphasizes broad exposure to each subject while systematically providing the basic skills 为 为thcoming upper school study. Teachers use a variety of approaches in the classroom that enc冰球突破的age creativity, 协同工作, 和解决问题.

As students progress through the middle school program, they acquire the tools and skills they need to assume increased responsibility and become more independent.  学习变得越来越有挑战性, 在老师的帮助下, students are well prepared to take on age-appropriate rigors. Each grade features curricular highlights: the American Experience Fair and 科学 Fair in fifth and sixth grades, 七年级的全球问题日, and the Climate Change Conference in eighth grade.


  • 社区参与 
  • 设计思考 
  • 英语 
  • 历史 
  • 图书馆/研究技能
  • 数学
  • 表演艺术
  • 体育课 
  • 科学 
  • 技术/ Comp. Sci.
  • 视觉艺术
  • 健康
  • 世界语言 & 拉丁



老师之间的交流, 教师顾问, and parents and guardians provides a strong support system 为 students. Parents meet with their student’s advisor at the beginning of each school year and may also meet periodically to discuss the student’s academic and social challenges. Twice a year, on designated conference days, parents meet with each of their student’s teachers. These in-person get-togethers build connections that facilitate open communication. 除了, student progress reports and official report cards are sent home two times a year.



Each middle school student is assigned an advisor. 在定期会议, 顾问讨论社会问题, 监控学术进步, and provide a supportive environment focused on the individual needs of the student. Advisors also lead activities based on Maret’s core values, with an emphasis on personal and intellectual growth. Each grade level has a dean who works with the advisors to ensure class unity and cohesion.


Every student is assigned to one of f冰球突破的 houses 为 the duration of their middle school years. 由四个年级的学生组成, houses are named after the f冰球突破的 streets that surround Maret: Cleveland, 加菲尔德, Klingle, 和伍德利. A house dean leads the members through various congenial competitions during the school year, 比如四轮拔河, 姜饼屋烘焙大赛, 猜谜游戏, 卡拉ok, 寻宝活动, 以及其他团队建设比赛.


The entire middle school community gathers together 为 a weekly convocation, during which eighth grade students share announcements 为 the week. Each advising group leads one convocation a year and is responsible 为 guiding students in Grades 5–8 through activities based on one of Maret’s core values.


Among the highlights of Middle School are grade-specific overnight trips. These excursions foster independence and give students the opportunity to build deeper connections with their classmates and teachers. Overnight trips include Williamsburg (Grade 5), 纽约市(六年级), 山腰户外冒险(七年级), 费城(8年级).


除了 to after school clubs and 课外活动s, 每个学生都参加一个委员会或小组. Committees are action-oriented; students acquire leadership experience while working on initiatives that benefit the school community. 这些student-initiated, 小组聚会每月聚会一次, 在中学集会期间. With the help of middle school advisors, students work together to set the group’s goals. Circles are interest-based, providing the chance to pursue a passion or discover a new one.

Recent committees and circles have included Cooking Circle, 国际象棋圆, 即兴表演/剧场游戏圈, 技术委员会, 环境/服务委员会, 酒店/精神委员会, 和瑜伽圆.


每2月, middle school students and faculty embark on a week of “out of class” projects and trips during 强化学习一周 (ISW). All eighth grade students take “Adventures in the City of Brotherly Love,"出城去费城旅行. 额外的ISW产品每年都有所不同.

五年级学生, 6, 还有7个人最近喜欢上了《冰球突破官网》, Makerspace使, 史密森探险, "Talking Hands" : Creatively Learning American Sign Language (ASL)!, Wheel Thrown Pottery Techniques, The DC Experience, and Going Global with the Lower School.

students playing soccer on the back field on a sunny day

Middle School physical education builds on the fitness skills acquired in Lower School. Interscholastic team sports are introduced in Grades 7 and 8. 嵌在学校的日子里, these non-elimination sports develop the physical, 情感, and cognitive skills that enable students to become effective team members. All team members are guaranteed playing time.

运动包括:排球, 足球, 越野, 足球, 篮球, 长曲棍球, 垒球, 和棒球.