Maret School

3000 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Since its founding by Louise Maret, a teacher born in Switzerland and educated in the US, the school has undergone several evolutions. Originally a girls' boarding school for French nationals preparing for the Baccalaureate exams, it expanded to include boys in 1937, added a traditional American college preparatory program in the 1940s, and finally abandoned the Baccalaureate program in 1969. In 1952, the school moved to its present location on the former Woodley Oaks Estate, a site that was considered for the Capitol by George Washington and, in the 19th century, became the summer residence of two presidents. Maret's cross-disciplinary approach begins in kindergarten, when the humanities department integrates English and social studies curricula. In addition to satisfying course requirements in math and humanities, each student takes foreign language, science, computers, art and music from kindergarten through the high school years. Middle school pupils study Latin and a second foreign language of their choice. Dozens of electives are open to juniors and seniors. Summer study in France, India, Nicaragua and Taiwan and a summer subtropical ecology program in Sanibel Island, FL, are conducted under the direction of the Maret faculty.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades K-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address3000 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Year Established1911
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorMarjo Talbott
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment635
Day Students635
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