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At Our Core

“To Learn Is To Live” is more than a motto at Maret—it’s a mindset—because we believe that a curious mind is a joyful mind.

We challenge students to experiment and think creatively—and we delight in their discoveries along the way.

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A solid respect for one’s self is essential to forming meaningful, trusting relationships. Our faculty serve as mentors and teach our students to do what is right even when it’s hard.

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Maret is intentional about building strong connections in our community because we know that when students feel a sense of belonging, they thrive.

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It’s why we learn. You’ll find joy in our welcoming community, in our school traditions, in the hallways, on the playing fields, and in our classrooms.

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Define Yourself

Small school. Big opportunities. At Maret, you’ll explore your interests, try new things, and be part of something bigger than yourself.

What sets us apart

Co- and extracurricular activities across divisions
Students learning together in one, intentional community
Courses offered in the upper school curriculum and through MSON
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Athlete? Thespian? Or Engineer?

At Maret, you don’t have to know what direction you’ll take in life or fit into someone else’s expectation of who you should be. You’ll have so many opportunities to try new things, make discoveries about who you are, and be part of something bigger than yourself—whether that’s a sports team, a social action initiative, or Cheese and Tea Club. The best learning experiences are never in a straight line. Whether you come to Maret in kindergarten, Middle School, or ninth grade, our wide array of co- and extracurriculars mean that you’ll never run out of things to explore and ways to stretch and grow.

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Going Far, Going Together

For more than 100 years, students of all grades have learned together on Maret’s campus. We foster meaningful interactions between older and younger students that strengthen our close-knit community. It's a hallmark of Maret’s K–12 experience. Highlights of the year include the day that Upper School biology students and first graders release shad fry into the Anacostia River as part of a restoration project with the Anacostia Watershed Society; the carnival organized by eighth graders for Lower School students; programs like Reading Buddies and Math Buddies; the Middle School House system; and the all-school sing in December. These are just a few of the many intentional ways that Maret students connect with one another throughout the school year!

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Connecting with Students Across the Country

Maret is one of 28 schools in the country, and the only school in Washington, DC, to be a member of the Malone Schools Online Network (MSON), which offers a variety of online courses taught by experts to highly motivated high school students. These courses span the humanities, social sciences, STEM, and world languages and augment Maret’s own innovative upper school curriculum. The program’s commitment to excellence, college-level classes, and small class sizes are among the benefits of MSON, but Maret students say that one of the biggest highlights is building relationships and learning from students across the country.


Maret is a K–12, college-prep, day school in Washington, DC.
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Lower School

K - 4

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Middle School

5 - 8

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Upper School

9 - 12

Master complex problems. Make mistakes. Dare to think differently. 

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Take the stage. Pick up a brush or a camera or a piece of clay. Make a statement.
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Join a team. Play hard. Feel the spirit!


Define yourself. Empathize with others. Know that you count.

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