Q: When is the deadline for application?
Maclay School has a rolling admissions which means we will continue to enroll students until a grade level is full. PreK enrollment begins in December while enrollment in grades K-12 starts in January.
Q: How big are the classes?
PreK: 12 students with a teacher + teaching assistant
K-5: 18 students is a full class (K and 1st grade have a teacher + teaching assistant)
MS: 16-18 students on average per class though some subjects may have up 20.
US: 18 students on average per class though some subjects may have up to 22 in Upper School.
Q: How many students attend Maclay?
We have 1120 students in grades PK3-12
Student/Teacher Ratio is 12:1
Q: What type of security do you have in place?
Maclay School employs security officers on campus who are armed. There is one entry location at the Welcome Station for guests who must present a driver’s license upon entering campus.
Q: What types of meal services are provided?
Marauder Meals provides food services serving hot lunch, Wich Which sandwiches, Açaí bowls, pizza and more. Upper School students can also purchase snacks and lunch in the TruBru Cafe.
Q: Does Maclay offer any summer programs?
Maclay offers over 100 summer campus from academics, to technology, to art, athletics, and day camp. Visit www.maclaycamps.com for a schedule beginning in February.
Q: What kind of after school programs do you have?
Maclay offers a variety of options for after school including early bird and afterschool care through Kids Club, the LevelUp Enrichment classes, and the Middle School Center.
Q: Does Maclay have a dress code?
Students in PK3 - 8th grade wear a school uniform while Upper School students have a dress code and Wednesdays students must follow the 'Dress for Success' dress code. The Upper School will transition to an expanded uniform in 2024.
Q: What is Early Release Wednesday?
Every Wednesday, all students are released at 2pm allowing for faculty/staff professional development.
Q: What type of academic support does Maclay have?
Maclay offers a number of Academic Support through the Center for Academic Excellence. The CAE coordinates assessments, testing, accommodations, tutorial services, directed study halls, and study support services to name to a few. CAE staff is dedicated to each division, Lower, Middle, and Upper School. The Upper School also has the MARC (Maclay Academic Resource Center) which provided for no cost.
Q: Does Maclay offer or accept scholarships?
In October 2021, Maclay launched the merit-based Head of School Scholarship for rising 9th Graders which you can learn more about here. While we do not accept state scholarships or vouchers, however, we do have a robust tuition assistance program. Families are encouraged to apply early and can find more information here.
Q: Who do I contact if I have questions about my tuition payments/FACTS financials?
Contact Brooke Bolyard in the Business Office at email@example.com
Q: Where can I buy Maclay Spirit Gear?
Maclay Spirit Gear can be purchased in the Main Office located in the Business Office (located in the Lower School building) and also inside TruBru (located in the Beck Family Innovation Center).