How to Apply

Start A Late Application

  • Create an account.
  • Track the status of your application.

How do I proceed?

STEP 1 – Sign Up for a Tour

Lower School

  • Offered daily for parents and guardians only from mid-September through December
  • Small groups of 10-12 people per tour
  • Approximate duration: 60-90 minutes

Middle School

  • Offered daily from mid-September through December
  • Small groups of 10-12 people per tour
  • Parents/guardians and their children are welcome to attend
  • Approximate duration: 90 minutes

Upper School

  • Offered daily from mid-September through early January
  • Small groups of 10-12 people per tour
  • Parents/guardians and their children are welcome to attend
  • Approximate duration: 75-90 minutes

STEP 2 – Testing

(Schedule the appropriate testing for your child. Official test results must be submitted by Thursday, January 18, 2018.)

Lower School

  • Kindergarten-Grade 1 (younger than age 6): WPPSI-IV
  • Grade 1–Grade 5 (older than age 6): WISC-V

Middle School and Upper School

  • Applicants to our Middle School and Upper School can choose to take either the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) or the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam).
  • Our admission office does not have a testing preference. Please be aware, however, that other schools to which you might be applying may express a testing preference, so we encourage you consider those other factors as you decide which test better suits your child in the admissions process.
  • Please note: The national SSAT or ISEE testing dates of January 6th will arrive in time for our admissions process.
  • Scores for both the SSAT and ISEE can be sent directly to Maret using our school code. For the SSAT, enter code 4822. More information is available at For the ISEE, enter code 090115. More information available at

STEP 3 – Teacher Recommendations

  • Applicants to grades K-4 must submit one recommendation from their primary teacher. Applicants to grades 5-11 are required to submit a recommendation from both their English and Math teachers.
  • All applicants may submit one additional optional recommendation from a teacher, coach, or other instructor.

Step 4 – Transcripts

All parents/guardians must submit a transcript release form to their child's current school authorizing them to send transcripts directly to Maret.

  • Applicants to grades K-4 should submit a transcript/report card if their child receives one at their current school.
  • Applicants to grades 5-11 should submit transcripts from the first half of the current year as well as the entire previous year.
  • For Upper School we also require applicants to submit a graded writing sample. This should be a writing assignment from an English or History class in the current school year. It can be submitted via mail or email.
  • We recommend that schools send transcripts in early January to ensure that we have the most up-do-date information as we evaluate your child's application.

Visit Us!

If you are unable to schedule a campus tour this fall, come to our annual Admission Open House - date TBD. No RSVP required and children are welcome.

  • Lower School (Grades K - 4) from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
  • Middle and Upper School (Grades 5-12) from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Tours are not required to apply, although we highly encourage you to visit our campus for a tour.

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

We hope to see you on campus soon!