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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
This Thursday, October 23, the 9th grade students will be participating in their annual Service Learning Program, which includes learning about hunger and poverty in DC. As a component of this program, the 9th grade will be running a travel-size toiletries drive for DC Central Kitchen so that toiletries bags can be assembled and distributed to people who are homeless.
The following are the most needed items:
- soap or shower wash
- shaving cream
Boxes are set up in the Middle School hallway outside of Ms. Kyong's office, the 9th grade hallway outside of the Biology Lab, and on the 3rd floor hallway outside Mr. Emerson's office.
Please bring any travel-size toiletries you might already have in your home or purchase any of the above items to contribute. The deadline for contributions is Thursday, October 23.
Maret has very clear procedures that you MUST follow (please see Parking and Traffic Guidelines). We also ask you to consider less carbon-intensive transportation alternatives: carpooling (use Maret’s Carpool Finder), walking, biking, and Metro (subway or bus). To help curb traffic, please note that Maret provides $35 per month to students from Virginia and Maryland who use public transportation. Additional resources for parents and students may be found at commuterconnections.org.