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].
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
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
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TUITION / FINANCIAL AID
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
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Middle School (Grades 5–8) averages 200 students
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Upper School (Grades 9-12) averages 320 students
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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?
8:00 a.m.–2:50 p.m.
8:00 a.m.–3:10 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us directly at the links below.
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Director of Admission
Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Admission
Director of Upper School Admission
Director of Middle School Admission and Social Media
Admission Associate and Associate Director of Summer Programs
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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.