Maret is a vibrant K-12, co-educational, independent school in Washington, DC. We ignite our students’ potential and foster their academic, artistic, and athletic talents. We develop the mind, nurture curiosity, welcome challenge, embrace joy, and build community that is equitable and inclusive.
Thank you for participating in our new initiative called “Car Count" during the week of September 22-26. We significantly reduced the number of cars coming onto campus in the morning. We are designating next week, October 20-24, as Car Count Week and hope that you will once again participate. During this week, we encourage students, parents, and faculty to try out walking, biking, carpooling, and taking Metro to school. Of course, if your schedule dictates that you must come by car, consider helping in other ways: talk about it with friends, hand out stickers during the week of Car Count, volunteer to count cars, and volunteer to help with the making of our next Car Count video!
If you are finding it a challenge to get to and from Maret, and have not found anyone to carpool with on our Maret community Car Pool Finder, the Admission Office is also happy to check with the admission offices at St. Albans, National Cathedral School, Beauvoir, and Washington International School to see if they have families in their communities that might live near you with whom you could carpool. One of the nice benefits of being located very near each other! Please email Annie Farquhar at email@example.com for more information.
In addition, a family at Beauvoir School has started a shuttle between Glenarden, Beauvoir, and Grace Episcopal School in Kensington. Details HERE.
Enjoy this goofy VIDEO HERE, which I hope will inspire all of us to continue to find alternate, greener ways to travel to school.
Watch this VIDEO HERE to learn more about Maret's participation in the Malone Schools Online Network (MSON), a consortium of fifteen schools that have received funding from the Malone Family Foundation, which provides students with a variety of superior online courses that enhance each member school’s existing curriculum.
Each MSON course takes a blended approach, combining synchronous instruction - real-time video conferencing seminars - with asynchronous instruction - recorded lectures and exercises students complete outside of the class. Each course has a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 16 students. The result is a virtual discussion seminar that is delivered in high definition classroom set-ups.
Second graders looked at brightly colored, geometric paintings made by the Ndebele women of South Africa and learned that the artwork contained symbols that are said to have been a secret language used (only by women) to communicate feelings of grief or sadness over displacement and injustice.