Maret School

3000 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
(202) 939-8800

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-12 635 students 6 students/teacher (DC avg is 14)

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About this school

Maret School is a private high school in Washington. The principal of Maret School is Marjo Talbott, whose e-mail is 635 students go to Maret School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Maret School is 6:1. National Cathedral School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% %
Asian 8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Multiracial 1% %
Hispanic 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    As a student almost in the 7th grade at Maret I love it at this school. This coming school year will be my second year at Maret and I am in love with the school. It is truly an amazing place to be.

  • (3 years ago)

    Maret was the best thing that ever happened to me. Coming from a public school I had no idea what to expect. With many affluent classmates I thought I would stick out as that was not my background. This is a learning environment like no other. Students faculty and staff alike made me feel safe special and a vital part of the Maret community. I'm 6'3" and I still remember the little kindergarteners running in between my legs on the way to class. Those kids are now grown men and women now who are some of my best and most loyal friends in the world. With such a stellar reputation and the exclusivity of such a private learning environment you would think it could be stifling and rigid but that's exactly what Maret is not. You learn to seemlessly mesh with all races nationalities religions etc...and it's not forced at Maret. That just doesn't happen at many places---maybe on a college campus but not in a lower middle or high school environment. The teachers have all been there for decades but their teaching styles and techniques are all individualized not stale. If you want to learn and grow as a person too there is no place like the Maret School.

  • (4 years ago)

    I cannot say enough good things about Maret. This is a challenging school run by expert educators who are dedicated to being sure each and every child reach his/her potential. We transferred from St Albans to Maret and felt like our son had been emancipated from an overload of "drill and Kill" homework to class assignments and discussions that were designed to really teach children new skills and become more creative and thoughtful. At Maret they really teach kids to love learning respect each other and rise to meet new challenges. In addition the place is culturally an incredibly nice community where students are comfortable working closely with teachers and respect/ admire their peers rather than seeing them as "competition".

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is at Maret (MS) and we are really really happy. The school's teachers and families are amazing and the progressive/ free spirit education values that Maret School promotes are simply spectacular.

  • (4 years ago)

    Outstanding school that combines both accademic and educational excellence with a supportive and humane environment. Teachers are creative and enthusiastic in their approach to each student. Our daughter has been at the school for 5 years and we have yet to hear a complaint about a teacher or class from her.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son was a "lifer" (attended from kindergarten through 12th grade) and loved it. There is a clear sense of community and respect for individuality. It has a very strong academic focus yet the atmosphere is cooperative rather than competitive.

  • (5 years ago)

    My doughter is in 4th grade and has been there since kindergarten.She really likes to be with the older and the younger kids. The quality of the instruction is very high. There is an interdisciplinary approach to learning that works well towards educating well rounded children.

  • (6 years ago)

    I go to Maret and I love it. you know everyone in the school except for maybe a couple people But you even know the people in high school. If you have trouble during the day the teachers devote the extra time they have to us the students. They are very patient and very polite. Most the teachers our very nice and they become your best friends. You end up having a great relationship with the teachers and everyone else there. I love Maret!

  • (6 years ago)

    Maret is a phenomenal school. It has taught me to strive for the best as well as seek knowledge in every facet of life. I have studied texts whose main points help me in a variety of debates. I would recommend this school to anyone with intellectual curiosity.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am at Maret and I LOVE it the teachers are great and so is everybody in it!

  • (7 years ago)

    My 2 children both in high school have been at Maret since kindergarten and we couldn't be more pleased. Some of the teachers have been extraordinary the kind you remember all your life. The small size means a lot of individual attention. It's also wonderful that the school has kids from kindergarten to 12th grade all on the same campus so that they're not always segregated into age groups but can learn from each other.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Maret since fourth grade (after graduating from Beauvoir). She is a junior in high school now and has excelled academically socially and extracurricularly. Maret was such a wonderful extension of Beauvoir -- a school we also loved -- in the elementary years and it continued to be an appropriately warm but academically challenging school in the middle and high school years. I especially appreciate the wonder teacher-student relationships that develop at Maret. The faculty is truly a caring bunch that comes to know their students extremely well.

  • (9 years ago)

    Maret is a very friendly school that is very strong in academics and sports with a very comforting and challenging enviroment!

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has been at Maret since the 9th Grade and will be graduating this year. Maret has been a first rate experience for my son both academically and socially. The 9th grade was a good transition year and the students were very accepting of my son. The class sizes are small. The faculty gets to know the strengths and weaknesses of your child and works to futher develop those strenghts and strengthen the weaknesses. We will miss Maret.

  • (12 years ago)

    there is a wonderful relationship between the students and the teachers. The small class sizes and the small campus make for a very home-like environment. Despite the coziness of the school the academic standards are very high and the teacher quality superior. You can't go wrong at a place like Maret!

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