Neighborhood Connections

Maret was founded in 1911 in Washington, D.C. and since 1952, has enjoyed its beautiful location in Woodley Park at 3000 Cathedral Avenue. As stewards of the historic Woodley property, we seek to live our Mission as a K-12 school in the Nation’s Capital, respect our neighbors, and welcome community partnerships.

Welcome, Neighbors

We welcome our neighbors to enjoy our campus and invite you to join us for community-wide events such as our annual Fête Champêtre or artistic and performing arts events throughout the year.

Maret Neighbors Email List

Join our new Maret Neighbors Email List to stay abreast of upcoming events or announcements from the School. Please send your email, name, home address to neighbor@maret.org.

To contact us with questions, concerns, or comments you can reach Assistant Head for Finance and Operations Bill Hodgetts at 202-939-8821; bhodgetts@maret.org.

School Traffic

We also hope to be good neighbors and work with our students and families on safe and courteous driving and parking habits. Families are reminded of our Traffic Guidelines (below) multiple time a year. Additionally, Maret offers stipends and incentives to encourage students and faculty members to use public transportation, ride, or walk to school.


Traffic Guidelines

It is so important that we model good and safe behavior for our children. Our neighbors are asked to be tolerant of our pick-up and drop-off lines and we, in turn, try to make these periods as smooth as possible.

In addition to getting drivers through car line as efficiently as possible, safety is our top priority. To this end, we would like to remind you to be both patient and polite when driving to and on campus. Please be mindful of your speed (the speed limit is 25mph or less in the neighborhood and 10mph on campus), obey the officer directing traffic, avoid cell phone use, and watch for students crossing the driveway.

Do not park on or queue on Cathedral Avenue to wait for your child at drop-off and pick-up times. This creates a significant risk to the child, impedes the flow of rush hour traffic, and is in violation of our neighbor agreement. All pedestrians must cross Cathedral Avenue and Woodley Road only at designated crosswalks.

If you have any questions, please call the Main Office at 202-939-8848.

Emergencies

In case of any emergency:

  • Notify the switchboard (202-939-8800) or Main Office (202-939-8848)
    In any case of emergency the Main Office will make sure that the Division Director has been notified of the situation, and vice versa.
  • Give your name, location, and the nature of the emergency.
  • If after hours, call Emergency 2-Way Radio (on-campus ext 8812 or off-campus 202-939-8812), after-hours security (202-497-5488), or Buildings and Grounds Director Jon Young’s cell phone (202-497-5335).

Periodically, Head of School Marjo Talbott will remind our community about Maret's Emergency Guidelines. PLEASE BE ASSURED that our comprehensive crisis management plan remains in place, and our Emergency Guidelines continue to be in line with recommendations from FEMA, the Red Cross, NAIS, phone companies, security firms, and other federal and D.C. Government agencies.