Main Header Holder

Header Portals

Main Header Holder (Mobile)

Logo & Toggle Holder

Mobile Toggle

Sticky Buttons (Mobile)

Sticky Buttons

Scroll Down Line

Over 3,000 Graduates - Change-Makers in the World.

50 Years of Maclay

M Shield

Maclay School was founded in 1968 by a group of parents who wished to provide their children with educational resources that would enable each student to develop to the fullest- academically, morally, emotionally, and physically. The school was named in honor of Alfred Barmore Maclay, Jr., a World War II veteran who died of polio in 1953. His mother, Mrs. Alfred B. Maclay, Sr., was a benefactor and loyal friend of the school. Over the years, family members, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Mettler,  generously donated the land upon which the school now sits. During Maclay's first year, a nine-member faculty taught grades 1-8. Each year following, one grade level was added until the first class graduated in 1972. Our Kindergarten opened in 1975, and Pre-K began in 1989. Today, Maclay has a student body of about 1,000 students and 100 faculty members. At the end of our 50th year in 2018, our 3,000th graduate walked across the commencement stage.

Traditions are a part of Maclay School's history and what makes our community special.  Some are new, some are new and some are old,  but they all celebrate the pride of being a Maclay Marauder.

One School One Community

This is Maclay’s student-centered approach to bringing all members of the Maclay community together in the areas of philosophy, service, and curriculum.  

The Alma Mater

Maclay student Terry Simpson wrote the Alma Mater in 1975.

Senior Walk

Seniors walking the halls of the Lower School before graduation is one of the most beloved traditions for our One School community.


Homecoming week always provides an exciting atmosphere with dress up days and games, alumni events, and a school wide parade and pep rally on Friday.  


The Convocation Ceremony officially opens the school year.  The event includes the ringing of the bell by the longest tenured faculty member.

Rowdy 'Rauder

Rowdy the 'Rauder is our mascot and can be seen around campus at One School events.

Founders Day

Each November, we celebrate the Founders of the school with a cookout and alumni events.

The Maclay Oak

The Oak on the center of campus signifies the strength and endurance of a Maclay Marauder and our Acorns to Oaks K-12 education.