Upper School (Grades 9-12)
Our high school students pursue their passions, define their futures, and make their mark on campus, in the community, and beyond. A rich blend of academics, arts, athletics, co-curricular and extracurricular options define Maret’s private high school experience.
At a Glance
Our high school classes are rigorous and challenging; advanced and accelerated courses are the equivalent of college-level classes.
- 320 students in grades 9-12
- Freshmen are empowered as they learn to self-advocate
- Sophomores manage their course selection with the help of academic advisors
- Juniors and Seniors choose from a vast array of electives (80+) that span every discipline
- MSON online classes challenge highly-motivated students
- Students can engage with faculty members through independent studies
- 70+ student-created/student-led clubs
- 25 varsity and junior varsity after-school sports
- Myriad performance opportunities
- In-depth community service opportunities
- Expanded summer travel options enrich the academic experience
- Two-week academic and social transition program for newly enrolled ninth grade students.
- Humanities - 7 credits (including 4 literature credits)
- Mathematics - 4 years of mathematics or completion of math progression through precalculus
- Science - 3 credits, at least one credit in each discipline of biology, chemistry, and physics
- World Language and Classics - 3 credits in 1 language OR 2 credits in each of 2 languages
- The Arts and Technology - 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 - 11 of 12 seasons or participation on 2 Maret team sports per year
- Wellness - 4 years
- Community Service - 30 hours
Students choose from interscholastic team sports; noncompetitive lifetime sports such as yoga or weight training. Have a particular athletic interest not offered at Maret? Develop a supervised independent study in the sport of your choice.
Cum Laude Society
Students in the top 20 percent of their graduating class are eligible for election to the national Cum Laude Society. A faculty committee representing various disciplines selects students based on engagement in intellectual inquiry, the level of courses taken, and demonstrated academic excellence.
Cum Laude Committee
- Berook Alemayehu
- Nina Candia
- Jennifer Groppe
- John Jai (Secretary)
- Allie Levey
- Lynn Levinson
- Nicholas Michalopoulos
- Marjo Talbott (Chairperson), Head of School
- Steven Tejada, Director of Upper School
Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is dedicated to honoring scholastic achievement in secondary schools. The founders of the society modeled Cum Laude after Phi Beta Kappa and in the years since its founding, Cum Laude has grown to 382 chapters, approximately two dozen of which are located in public schools and the rest in Independent schools. Membership is predominantly in the United States, but chapters also are located in Canada, England, France, Spain, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.