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Washington, DC
Students enrolled: 635
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3000 Cathedral Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

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(202) 939-8800
(202) 939-8845
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April 19, 2015
I know a lot about this school and it is simply a business that dupes parents into spending thousands of dollars on a "prestigious" education, when in reality its a guaranteed waste of your money. I actually had a friend in my high school who worked as a teacher there- she said the curriculum there was a bunch of bs and people are simply sold on marets beautiful campus and "professionalism" I guarantee maret has made its own staff write reviews on this page. Do not buy in. P.S. I am writing this because I'm in college now and I am doing significantly better than my friend who went to maret, in fact I'm excelling... The best part is, all my parents had to do was pay taxes.

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May 31, 2014
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.

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December 30, 2013
I love Maret. I am a new student in 7th grade and the minute I came to school, I was very much welcomed. There were a lot of meet-and-greets and a bonding trip at the beginning of the year. I cannot say enough good things about Maret. I hope to stay there until 12th grade.

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March 05, 2012
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.

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September 15, 2011
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".

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June 19, 2011
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.

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June 10, 2011
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.

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June 26, 2010
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.

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February 10, 2010
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.

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May 26, 2009
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!

- submitted by a student

March 18, 2009
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.

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October 27, 2008
I am at Maret and I LOVE it the teachers are great and so is everybody in it!

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June 18, 2008
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.

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July 23, 2007
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.

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August 27, 2006
Maret is a very friendly school that is very strong in academics and sports with a very comforting and challenging enviroment!

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May 01, 2006
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.

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September 01, 2003
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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Maret continually embraces different cultures, interests, perspectives, and talents. With a philosophy of high achievement joined with nurtured risk-taking, Maret prepares students to become responsible, thoughtful, and well-informed adults who are able to play an active role in improving the world. Our vivid mix of cultures hails back to our beginnings as a French school enrolling students from many nations and backgrounds. Today the wealth of backgrounds, personalities, and opinions among our families and faculty gives Maret vivacity that’s not only visible, but tangible as well.

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Maret School
3000 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington, DC  20008
(202) 939-8800
Last modified Maret School is a Private school that serves grades K-12
Maret School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top