Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction
|English and Spanish
|Native English and Spanish teachers
|Extra languages (other than English and Spanish)
|12 students / class
|14 students / class
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|Number of students
|Number of nationalities represented in the school
|Most common nationality
|Native English and Spanish speaking teachers
|Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish
|Additional language classes offered by the school
|Max. number of students per class
|Average number of students per class
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?
|Use of technology in the classroom
Each classroom has a smartboard. Students in Kindergarten receive iPads.
|Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)
Yes. During these challenging times, Maryel has put in place our Distance Learning Program. We use Zoom for virtual classes and Google Classroom to post individual work.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?
We do not offer religion classes. However, Maryel School promotes diversity and is committed to celebrating as many religious traditions as possible. We invite parents to share their traditions with us, and we incorporate these traditions into our curriculum.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?
Yes, starting in Kindergarten, children are expected to complete homework to promote individual work and responsibilities.
|Approximate hours of homework given
20/30 minutes each day.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation
Our highest grade is 5th grade. After graduating, 100% of our students continue on to middle school.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs
No. However, we offer support to our families when we need to find specialized programs.
|Learning support offered
Maryel school gives its families giving the information they need to find specialized professionals.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students
By giving them the personalized attention that they need. We work with very small groups of students, and this situation allows us to work with gifted students at the level that they need.
|Student access to education psychologist
|School start time
|School finish time
|Supervised care before/after school
Yes, we offer an Early Drop Off program starting at 8 am and aftercare until 5 pm.
|School bus service available
We do not offer a school bus service.
|School provided lunches
No, families bring their own lunch.
Yes, there is a formal Maryel School uniform.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered
Maryel School offers many extracurricular activities such as Soccer, Tennis, Yoga, Music and Movement, Science, and Robotics.
|Sports activities included
Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, and Dance.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students
Not at this time.
|Sports facilities at the school
Indoor gym and outdoor space
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school
Maryel School of New York is a top private international and bilingual co-educational day school educating students from Nursery through the 5th grade. Located in the heart of Manhattan, Maryel is a harmonious combination of the education system in the United States and Spain. Founded in Seville, Spain in 2004, Maryel aims to educate girls and boys "to be the best they can be and prepare them to thrive in their lives beyond Maryel by helping them trust that they are unique human beings who can accomplish anything." With a rigorous and challenging education, Maryel incorporates all forms of critical thinking and inspires a life-long love of learning. Maryel School encourages its students to reach their academic, social, and emotional potential in a challenging and supportive environment. Tradition and innovation come together in this wonderful community.
|Teaching approach of the school
Maryel School is a top private international and bilingual school that opened its doors in Murray Hill, Manhattan in 2013 as a co-educational day school that combines the education system of the United States with the education system of Spain.
Maryel was originally founded in Seville, Spain in 2004 as Mariela Bilingual by Celine Cacho, a visionary in education, along with other parents, and the invaluable help of child psychologist, José Luís C. Mauricio. Her vision was based on these principles:
- Each child has a unique gift and talent which they express in a special way.
Maryel's educational philosophy is based on these two important fundamentals:
1. Dual Language Education
Maryel Dual Language is a form of education that provides content instruction and literacy to all students through two languages, English and Spanish.
2. Multiple Intelligence Approach
Maryel`s teachers observe their students from eight new perspectives. In recent years, new definitions have gained acceptance regarding the concept of "intelligence" which has dramatically enhanced the appraisal of human competencies.
Maryel develops ways to teach and learn by engaging all eight intelligences, increasing the possibilities for student success. We all experience and learn through these eight different intelligences; however, each student differs in the strength of certain intelligences compared to others. Because there are no two students that learn in the same way, Maryel applies this approach as a base for our pedagogy.
With this inclusive practice, the skills, abilities, gifts, and different intelligences of each student are taken care of and strengthened. All students can be apprentices of success. There are no limits to what one can learn at a certain age.
Note: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our admission process for all entry points will be virtual. Our goal remains the same: to get to know each other and help each family learn as much as possible about what makes Maryel a unique educational experience.
We are currently accepting applications for openings in select grades on a rolling basis for the 2021-2022 school year. Contact us at any time with questions about openings for any grade, or to ask general questions about the admissions process.
Click here for more information on Maryel's application process: https://www.maryelschool.org/admissions-procedure/