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.

Why Maret?


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Ready to Start Your Application or Come for a Visit?


Upcoming Events!

Annual Admission Open House 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm

@ 3000 Cathedral Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008


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.

Expansion Grades 2020-2021

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
  • THIRD GRADE: 2 - 4 new students
  • FOURTH GRADE: 7 - 10 students
  • SIXTH GRADE: 10 - 15 new students
  • SEVENTH GRADE: 10 - 12 new students
  • NINTH GRADE: 20 - 25 new students

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!


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 130 students

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What is Maret’s student-teacher ratio?

There is one teacher for every six students at Maret (1:6).

The 2019-2020 tuition is:

  • Kindergarten - 4th grade $34,670
  • 5th - 8th grade $37,600
  • 9th - 12th grade $39,900

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.

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

director of admissions

Annie Farquhar
Director of Admission

director of financial aid

Bobby Holt
Director of Financial Aid

director of high school

Sophie Howard
Director of Upper School Admission

director of summer programs

Murugi Njoroge
Admission Associate and Associate Director of Summer Programs

director of middle school

Patrick Scott
Director of Middle School Admission & Social Media


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