Admission

Welcome to Maret. We are proud of the many ways we ignite our students' potential, develop the mind, nurture curiosity, welcome challenge, embrace joy, and build a school community that is equitable and inclusive. Come see for yourself!

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Maret is a co-ed, independent school located in Washington, DC. We serve 650 students in grades K-12, all on one campus.

How big is Maret?

  • Maret typically enrolls 650 students
  • Lower School (K-4th grade) averages 135 students
  • Middle School (5-8th grades) averages 200 students
  • Upper School (9-12th grade) averages 315 students

What is Maret’s student-teacher ratio?

There is one teacher for every six students at Maret (1:6).

The 2016-2017 tuition is:

  • Kindergarten - 4th grade $31,075
  • 5th - 8th grade $33,695
  • 9th - 12th grade $35,765

Financial aid is available and all applicants are welcome to apply for assistance.

Do students wear uniforms?

No, however students are expected to dress neatly and appropriately.

What are the school day hours?

Lower School
8am - 2:50pm

Middle School
8am - 3:10pm

Upper School
8:10am - 3:10pm

Wednesday Early Dismissal
Upper and Middle School - 1:30pm
Lower School - 1:20pm

Upper School Sports
3:30 or 4pm until 5:30 or 6pm.
Times may vary if practice is cancelled or when there is an away game.

Does Maret offer before and after school care?

  • Maret offers an engaging After-School Program for grades K-8 until 6pm.
  • There is no morning care for Lower School students. Students are welcome to arrive at 7:45am – 15 minutes before the start of the school day.
  • Middle and Upper School students may arrive on campus as early as 7:00 am.

At what grade do interscholastic sports begin?

  • Grades 7 and 8 play interscholastic team sports during the last two periods of the regular school day.
  • Upper School interscholastic teams practice and play their games after school.

Does Maret provide bus transportation?

  • Maret does not provide bus transportation. We are a 10-minute walk from the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan Metro station (Red Line). Maret provides bus shuttle service from the Woodley Park station to campus at 7:40am and 7:50am. Additionally, Metrobus stops directly in front of our campus. See Directions to Campus
  • Maret does provide bus transportation to/from all away games for students participating in team sports.

Can my child play sports and still participate in band, choir, plays, or musicals?

  • Yes. Art and music are a part of the regular school day for all students, K-12.
  • Beginning in Middle School, there are extracurricular (outside of class) options in visual and performing arts as well.
  • Lower and Middle School physical education and team sports take place during the regular school day four days a week. Upper School students participate in sports after school, beginning at 3:30pm.
  • Middle School play and musical rehearsals begin at 3:30pm.
  • Upper School play and musical rehearsals begin at 5:30pm, after sports practice.

Meet the Admission Team

Annie Farquhar
Director of Admission
afarquhar@maret.org

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Serving as Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Maret since 1986, Mrs. Farquhar has been a lacrosse coach, a ninth grade advisor, and has spent some summers in Florida with the Maret Sanibel program. In addition to working with families applying to the Lower School and chaperoning the annual 4th grade camping trip, Mrs. Farquhar is the parent of a current high schooler who has attended Maret since kindergarten and the wife of a current Maret faculty member.

Murugi Njoroge
Admission Associate
mnjoroge@maret.org

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Murugi Njoroge, a 2013 American University graduate is the newest member of the Maret School Admission Office. She looks forward to bringing seven years of experience in higher education to help families with the application process while welcoming people into the community. She plans to share her story and help parents and students acknowledge, embrace, and celebrate diversity with a warm and positive attitude.

Bobby Holt
Director of Financial Aid
bholt@maret.org

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A 2011 graduate of the University of Maryland, Mr. Holt was introduced to the Maret community through his work in the Athletic Department and now works with families visiting and applying to the schools as well as assisting families with the financial aid process.

Patrick Scott
Director of Middle School Admission & Social Media
pscott@maret.org

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Why Maret?

Mr. Scott has been a part of the Maret community since 1999 when he joined as the Band Director. In his time at Maret, Mr. Scott has also served as Assistant Director of the Middle School and is currently the Seventh Grade Dean. He also helps with social media outreach for Maret, is the proud parent of a Maret middle school student, and enjoys playing the trombone for the musicals at Maret.

Sam Mulroy '08
Director of Upper School Admission
smulroy@maret.org

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A 2008 graduate of Maret, Mr. Mulroy returned in 2013 to teach science in the Middle and Upper School. He joined the Admission Office in the summer of 2015. Mr. Mulroy is also an Assistant Coach for the Varsity Baseball and Varsity Football teams, and a 9th grade advisor.

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Expansion Grades

Maret accepts students as openings become available. With the exception of kindergarten, the exact number of openings for our expansion grades varies each year.

  • KINDERGARTEN: 20 new students
  • FIRST GRADE: 5 - 7 new students
  • FOURTH GRADE: 7 - 10 students
  • SIXTH GRADE: 10-12 new students
  • SEVENTH GRADE: 10-12 new
  • NINTH GRADE: 25 new students


Non-Discrimination Policy

MARET SCHOOL stands firmly behind the principle that the admission of students, the employment of faculty, the operation of programs, and the governance of the School be open to all who are qualified regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. We believe that this principle is both firmly grounded in the spirit of American democracy and in keeping with the civil responsibilities of an independent school.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, feel free to call or email us at 202.939.8814 or admission@maret.org.

We hope to see you on campus soon!

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