An Inspired History
At the turn of the twentieth century, three immigrant sisters, Marthe, Louise, and Jeanne Maret, left their home in Geneva, Switzerland with a dream of creating a school that combined the best practices Europe had to offer with the fundamental principles of American democracy. In 1911, that dream 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 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 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.