Joint Statement: The Episcopal Center for Children is in Discussions with Maret School about Open Space
WASHINGTON - The Episcopal Center for Children (ECC) has been talking with partners who might share its grounds, and Maret School has been actively searching throughout the city for long-term athletic space. The ECC and Maret are in discussions about Maret using some of the open space behind the ECC’s buildings as well as the smallest of its four buildings.
The two organizations do not yet have a formal agreement, and these conversations do not preclude the ECC from working with additional partners who might seek to use its remaining space.
When the ECC and Maret finalize their agreement, they will work together through all appropriate city review and approval processes and promptly initiate discussions with the ANC and surrounding community to share plans, exchange ideas, and collaborate to ensure a beneficial outcome.
About the Episcopal Center for Children
The Episcopal Center for Children (ECC) is a nondenominational, nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to serving the needs of children and their families for the past 125 years. In June 2019, the ECC suspended operation for its K-8 therapeutic school for children with emotional challenges from the greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. The Board of Directors continues to be committed to its longstanding mission of serving children in determining plans for the ECC’s future.
About Maret School
Maret School is an independent K-12 day school located at 3000 Cathedral Avenue, NW. Maret is an inclusive community that embraces diversity of perspective, experience, identity, circumstance, and talent. The school has been a part of the District of Columbia since its founding in 1911 and has always sought to foster meaningful connections across the city.