the Inspired History of maret
At the turn of the twentieth century, three French sisters—Marthe, Louise, and Jeanne Maret—left their home in Geneva, Switzerland, and immigrated to the United States. All teachers, they aspired to create a school for students “of many nations” that would bring out the unique potential of each child. In 1911, that dream to combine best practices in education with the fundamentals of American democracy took root in the nation’s capital when the sisters opened their doors to their first class of culturally diverse students. Their legacy resonates today as we continue to provide an education that is authentic to every child and prepares them well for life beyond Maret.
Much of the following are excerpts from MARET SCHOOL: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS—a historical publication written by presidential scholar Michael Beschloss and designed by The Magazine Group to commemorate Maret's centennial in 2011. For copies, please contact the Development Office at 202.939.8809.
Maret 2011 Centennial Celebration
This video showcases the tremendous community involvement at Maret School during our historical Centennial celebration year in 2011. The festivities concluded in October 2011, but the joyful spirit of connection and pride in our school will be felt for years to come.