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Maret School
3000 Cathedral Avenue NW    
Washington, District of Columbia  20008  
Private/Independent School
Coed Day 9 12 650 students


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Founded in 1911, as an international school by three French sisters, Marthe, Louise and Jeanne Maret
Marjo Talbott, Head of School for 18 yrs
10 minute walk from the National Zoo
7.5 acre historic campus
K - 12 coed day school with 635 students 
School colors: green and white
School mascot: Fighting Frogs
School motto: Noscere Vivere Est: to learn is to live

Respect, Integrity, Connectedness, The Individual, Creativity, Excellence and Joy

130 K - 4th, 195 5th - 8th, 310 9th -12th 
38% students of color
55% DC, 35% MD and 10% VA; 44 countries represented
24% of families receive financial aid
2% K - 12 attrition
Average class size of 18 – 20

104 teaching faculty; 7 alumni faculty
36 faculty members have been at Maret for 10 or more years
75% have advanced degrees (masters and doctorates)
25% faculty of color
On campus Summer Institute for professional development
Academic advisors 5th - 12th grades

Spanish starts in K; French and Latin in 6th; Chinese in 9th
Annual middle school Science Fair, Soap Box Derby, American Experience, Multi-Cultural Day and Global Warming events
37 upper school electives
Independent study and AP options in every department
Service Learning integrated into K - 12 curriculum
Emphasis on critical thinking and creative problem-solving

4 lower school clubs, 10 middle school clubs, 42 upper school clubs 
24 upper school athletic teams
Annual middle and upper school drama productions

Five-Year Attendance Snapshot
Washington University in St. Louis (20)
University of Michigan (14)
University of Pennsylvania (13)
Brown (12)
Stanford, Tufts and Yale (11 each)
Northwestern and Tulane (9 each)
Harvard (8)
Emory and Princeton (7 each)

Collaborations with Carr Williams Basketball, DC Stoddert Soccer League, DC Vote, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, Food and Friends, Friendship Field, HD Cooke Elementary School, Hope House, Horizons of Greater Washington, Jelleff Field and numerous other community service and service learning commitments

Diversity Mission Statement