Maret School

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Maret School Photo #1 - Upper School students gather in the Theatre weekly for Convocation, a meeting run by Student Council.
Maret is a vibrant, K-12 independent school in Washington, DC. We ignite our students` potential and foster their academic, artistic, and athletic talents; and promote their well-being. We develop the mind, nurture curiosity, welcome challenge, embrace joy, and build community that is equitable and inclusive.
To inquire about admission, please visit our website at: www.maret.org

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 659 students
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 4
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Maret School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History
School Resources

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
659 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
52%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Maret School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
119 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
72%
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1342
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
30
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 4
Tuition Notes
Lower School K-4: $40,165 (includes textbooks & hot lunch) --Middle School 5-8: $43,560 (includes hot lunch) --Upper School 9-12: $46,235 (includes hot lunch)
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$33,090
Acceptance Rate
15%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Annie Farquhar
Admissions Associate
Bobby Holt
Endowment Size
$50 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Anime Club, ARA (Anti-Racist Allies), Asian American Affinity, Black Girl Magic, Black Student Union, Booster/Spirit Club, Bridging the Divide Group, CEEFA (Celebrating, Educating & Empowering the Female Athlete), Cheese & Tea Club, Dance Club, Debate/ Model United Nations/ Model Harvard Congress, Engineering & Robotics Team, Ethical Hackers Club, First Generation Affinity, Jewish Culture Club, Latinx Affinity, Literary & Visual Arts Magazine, Middle Eastern Affinity, Multiracial Affinity, Q (Queer) Affinity, South Asian Affinity

Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella, Classical Chamber Ensemble, Fall Play/ Winter Musical/ Spring One-Acts/ Technical Crew, Jazz Combo, Rock Combo

School Notes

  • Maret School galvanizes the intellectual, analytical, creative, and physical capabilities of our students and equips them to excel in future academic endeavors. We join with our parents to instill in each student the self-reliance and moral awareness to develop healthy personal relationships, work through challenges, and enjoy life.
  • In a community that embraces different cultures, interests, perspectives, and talents, we prepare our students to become responsible, thoughtful, and well-informed adults who are able to play an active role in improving the world.
  • Maret's Essential Skills are woven through the entire K-12 curriculum with the goal that our students will become good stewards of the world. They include: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity & Innovation, Cultural & Global Competence, Leadership, Problem-Solving, Technology, Information & Media Literacy, and Wellness.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Maret School often compared to?
Maret Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Georgetown Day School, Sidwell Friends School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Maret School?
The acceptance rate of Maret School is 15%, which is lower than the national average of 61%. Maret School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in District Of Columbia with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Maret School offer?
Maret School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Weightlifting. Maret School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for most sports offered.
What is Maret School's ranking?
Maret School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered, Oldest founding date and Largest endowments.
When is the application deadline for Maret School?
The application deadline for Maret School is Jan. 4.
In what neighborhood is Maret School located?
Maret School is located in the Northwest Washington neighborhood of Washington, DC. There are 61 other private schools located in Northwest Washington.

School Reviews

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I am the parent of three Maret alumni, all of whom started in kindergarten. Each of them, though very different individuals, had a fabulous experience at Maret. We could not be happier with the high-quality academics, sports, and other extracurriculars the school provided them. The ongoing strong sense of Maret community has benefited our entire family. All three of my children were well-prepared academically to attend rigorous colleges post-graduation and were recruited varsity athletes at their respective higher educational institutions. They - and we as a family - are still very involved with their Maret alma mater.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 659 students
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 4
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Washington, DC is $29,281 for elementary schools and $34,064 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Washington, DC is 61% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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