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Welcome to Maret! We can't wait to share our community with you, and our team is here to guide you through every step of the admission process.

We are proud of the many ways our faculty inspires our students, develops their minds [LINK], nurtures their curiosity, challenges them to grow, embraces joy, and builds a school community that is equitable and inclusive [LINK].

Important Dates

New Family K-12 Applications Due: Thursday, January 7, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

Current Family Sibling Applications Due: December, 1 2020

Supporting Materials Due: Friday, January 22, 2021

TADS Financial Aid Application Due: Friday, January 29, 2021 (returning families deadline—Tuesday, January 5, 2020)

Decision Release Day: Friday, March 5, 2021

Responses Due: Friday, March 19, 2021 (returning families deadline—Friday, March 12, 2021

Expansion Grades

Maret accepts applications to all grades. With the exception of kindergarten, the exact number of openings for our expansion grades varies each year. The Admission Office will collect applications, teacher recommendations, and grades. However, applicants will be invited to an individual meeting with a teacher or admission officer only if there will be an opening in that particular grade.

KINDERGARTEN: 20 new students

FIRST GRADE: 5–7 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






Frog FAQs

Maret is a co-ed, non-sectarian independent school. We serve 650 students in grades K-12, all on one campus in the heart of Washington, DC.

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How big is Maret?

Maret typically enrolls 650 students.

Lower School (Grades K–4) averages 130 students


Middle School (Grades 5–8) averages 200 students


Upper School (Grades 9-12) averages 320 students


What is Maret’s average class size?

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

What does it cost to attend Maret?

The 2021-2022 tuition is:

Grades K–4                $36,780

Grades 5–8                 $39,890

Grades 9–12               $42,355

Financial aid is available and all applicants are welcome to apply for assistance. Learn more. [LINK to FA Page]

Do students wear uniforms?

No, however students are expected to dress neatly and appropriately.

What are the hours of the school day?

Lower School

8:00 a.m.–2:50 p.m.

Middle School

8:00 a.m.–3:10 p.m.

Upper School

8:10 a.m.–3:10 p.m.

Wednesday Early Dismissal

Lower School–1:20 p.m.

Middle and Upper School–1:30 p.m.

Upper School Sports

3:30 or 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 or 6:00 p.m.

Times may vary if practice is cancelled or when there is an away game.

Does Maret offer before and after school care?

Before School Care

  • There is no before-school care for Lower School students. However, students are welcome to arrive at 7:45 a.m.—15 minutes before the start of the school day.
  • Middle and Upper School students may arrive on campus as early as 7:00 a.m. 

After School Care

  • Maret offers an engaging After School Program for grades K-8 September through June.
  • Hours of operation are 3:00–5:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. 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.
  • The After School Program will not operate on days students are not in school.

When do interscholastic sports begin?

The interscholastic sports program begins in seventh grade. Seventh and eighth graders play interscholastic team sports during the last two periods of the regular school day. Interscholastic teams in  the Upper School (9–12) practice and play their games after the school day is over.

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). We provide shuttle bus service from the Woodley Park station to campus at 7:40 a.m. and 7:50 a.m.

Additionally, Metrobus stops directly in front of our campus. See Directions to Campus. [LINK]

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 3:30 p.m.
  • Middle School play and musical rehearsals begin at 3:30 p.m.
  • Upper School play and musical rehearsals begin at 5:30 p.m., after sports practice.

Meet Our Team

If you have any general admission questions, feel free to email us at or contact us directly at the links below.

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Annie Farquhar

Director of Admission


Bobby Holt

Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Admission


Sophie Howard

Director of Upper School Admission


Patrick Scott

Director of Middle School Admission and Social Media


Murugi Njoroge

Admission Associate and Associate Director of Summer Programs






Non-Discrimination Policy

Maret School stands firmly behind the principle that the admission of students, the employment of faculty, the orientation of programs, and the governance of the School to be open to all who are qualified regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or creed. 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.