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Student Life

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A great education begins in the classroom, but it doesn’t end there. There are so many ways to be a part of the Maret student community. From events and celebrations to athletics, arts, and extracurricular activities, you can find your niche or explore the gamut. The Maret community is just the right size—you'll feel known and valued and also part of a larger, vibrant, community of students, caring faculty, and connected parents and alumni.

Events and Celebrations

Maret Homecoming
Maret Homecoming

There's no better time to cheer on the Fighting Frogs than at Maret's annual Homecoming celebration. Each year, Homecoming kicks off with a rousing K–12 Pep Rally in support of our varsity teams. The weekend is filled with fun activities for all of our families, and we also welcome back to campus our community of Alumni Frogs.

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Upper School Activities Fair

Each year, uupper school students attend Maret's activities fair to select one or more clubs, groups, or extracurriculars to join from scores of options.

Maret Stream Clean-up
Community Engagement

In the seventh-grade community engagement program, students form Stream Teams to work off campus in partnership with the Rock Creek Conservancy. The project is tied to their yearlong study of clean water and global water shortages and is reinforced by advocacy writing, active labs exploring the importance of biodiversity, and the seventh grade trip to Mountainside Camp.

This is just one example of Maret's Community Engagement Program that integrates service into the K–12 curriculum.


Maret Pumpkin Parade
Maret Pumpkin Parade

A beloved Maret tradition, the Pumpkin Parade is held every October—an opportunity for our lower schoolers to parade in full costume to the delight of faculty, parents, and grandparents. Lower schoolers are also treated to a lively carnival put on by the Middle School.

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After School Program for Lower and Middle School

In Maret's After School Program, our lower and middle school students are treated to an exciting array of after-school activities, including Chess, Robotics, and Running Clubs for lower schoolers. Middle schoolers enjoy Math Club, Dungeons and Dragons, or Step Club, to name a few. There's also time to get homework done before heading home. After school runs until 6:00 p.m.

Maret Fête Champêtre - Bubble games
Maret Fête Champêtre

The Fête Champêtre is one of Maret's longest-standing traditions. Each spring, the entire community is invited to campus to enjoy the amazing variety of delicious foods and favorite games for kids of all ages.


Get student perspectives on current events, school news, and DEIJ issues. Enjoy the extraordinary creativity of our amazing student writers and artists. Members of the Maret community can access these publications through the website portal links below.

Literary and Visual Arts Magazine

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Nationally recognized as a leading independent school publication, Maret Literary and Visual Arts Magazine showcases poetry, prose, photography, and illustration by our talented upper school students.  

Woodley Leaves School Newspaper

Woodley Leaves covers topics of interest to community. It also reports on the DC community, the nation, and the world. The newspaper strives to inform and entertain, to offer opinion and investigative reporting.

Maret's InLight Magazine

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InLight Magazine is a student-run social justice publication that focuses on generating change and catalyzing dialogue about diversity, equity, inclusion, race relations, and identity in our school community and beyond.

More Extracurricular Activities

More than 100 extracurricular activities reflect our students’ broad range of interests, cultures, and viewpoints. From politics to publications, drama to debate, eating to engineering, and everything in between, there’s something for everyone!

Student Government

Upper School Student Council is composed of 15 students—three student body representatives and three grade representatives.  Student Council leaders are asked to help with a range of school and student-run activities and events (i.e. Admissions Open Houses, dances, interviews, Cafeteria Appreciation Day, etc.). They also surface and process student issues, acting as a critical liaison between students and the faculty and administration. 

Middle School Student Council promotes student voice and decision-making and deepens student engagement in all aspects of school life. Representatives—selected from each grade level, affinity group, and house—develop leadership and accountability skills while identifying and discussing key issues, communicating with their constituencies, and planning assemblies.

Student Performances

Every year, students in the Performing Arts Department put on plays, musicals, and concerts. Extracurricular clubs also perform for audiences large and small. Upcoming productions are announced on the Theatre page of the website, where you can also see clips of past performances.

Upcoming Events