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Mr. Ryan Francis, Principal

Dear Maire Community,

   Welcome to Maire Elementary School!  Located in the Village of Grosse Pointe, and established in 1936, our school has a long-standing tradition of excellence in   education. Maire School is renown in the  Grosse Pointe School District for its outstanding educational staff and dynamic parent organization (PTO.)  This  collaborative partnership ensures an optimal learning environment for all of the school’s 345 students. Over the years, Maire has consistently ranked at the  highest levels of achievement in the State of Michigan and was awarded the U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School Award in 2017.

              Maire School has a rigorous curriculum that challenges students to think critically and problem-solve.  Teachers utilize technology and other differentiated instructional practices to meet the needs of all learners.  Using the workshop model, our teachers provide a variety of instructional models to tailor instruction at each student’s level.  

                In addition to academics, Maire offers a variety of programs to develop well-rounded and compassionate global citizens.  Our Green Team has earned us “Evergreen status” from the State of Michigan for our commitment to helping our planet. Our students engage in a Positive Behavior System to maintain a respectful, friendly and supportive social and emotional climate.  Enrichment learning opportunities are numerous, and include Choir, Instrumental Music, Student Council, Safety and Service positions, Scouting and Knitting, along with lunch clubs for ceramics, gardening and science.

               Maire School’s Diversity Committee focuses on projects and education for our stakeholders to enhance our school’s learning culture, as well as supporting parents throughout the district. We are welcoming and inclusive for ALL Maire students and families.

              I invite you to contact me if you have questions about Maire Elementary School.  We are proud of our achievements and welcome opportunities to promote our school!


Mr. Ryan Francis

Principal, Maire Elementary