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.

Please note that we are fully enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year at this time. The 2019-2020 application season has begun.

Please remember that applications do not automatically "roll over" to the next admission cycle. Sign up for a tour and learn about other admission events and deadlines via Ravenna. Tours are usually offered in the morning of most school days starting in mid-September through early January. Please contact our office directly should you have any questions.

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!




Frog FAQ

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 2018-2019 tuition is:

  • Kindergarten - 4th grade $33,660
  • 5th - 8th grade $36,500
  • 9th - 12th grade $38,740

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
Lower School - 1:20pm
Middle and Upper School - 1:30pm

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 September through June.
  • There is no before 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.
  • The After School Program will not operate on days students are not in school.
  • Hours of operation are 3:00 - 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 1:30 - 3:00 pm or 1:30 - 5:00 or 6:00 pm on Wednesdays.
  • Fees range between $4,000-4,500/school year.
  • Parents may opt to enroll in the Full Year for one, two, three, four, or five days of the After School Program. Please note that the enrollment must be for the full academic year. Parents are held responsible to pay for the full year regardless of absences.
  • A late fee of $15.00 will be charged for the first 10 minutes past the pick-up time and an additional $1.00 per minute thereafter.
  • A drop-in option will be available for a flat rate fee of $30.00.
  • Registration fees are payable by check or online. One or two installments can be made (September and January).
  • Families receiving financial assistance towards tuition are also eligible for assistance towards the After School Program.

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.
  • Grades 9 through 12 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


Bobby Holt
Director of Financial Aid
bholt@maret.org


Sophie Howard
Associate Director of Upper School Admission
sohoward@maret.org


Murugi Njoroge
Admission Associate and Associate Director of Summer Programs
mnjoroge@maret.org


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



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