Marin Horizon School

305 Montford Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941-0949
Tel: (415)388-8408
Grades: PK-8 | 305 students
Our mission at Marin Horizon School is to challenge students to be self-reliant thinkers and lifelong learners.
Through our Montessori-inspired, integrated and multi-cultural curriculum, we inspire academic excellence, nurture students' natural love of learning, and encourage them to be confident individuals who are responsible to each other, the community, and the world.
We are located on two acres of land in Mill Valley, California, in a safe and friendly residential neighborhood in the redwoods of Mt. Tamalpais.
We serve families from towns and cities throughout Marin County, San Francisco, and the North and East Bay areas.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1977

Student Body

Total Students 305 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Marin Horizon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size 25 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 13
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade. Please visit our website for details.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,990
Admissions Director Dorie Akka
Admissions Associate Lizzie Porter-Roth

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballGolf,
Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Capoeira, Chess, Cooking, Dance, Drama, Guitar, Gymnastics, Lego Engineering, Student Council, Visual Art Capoeira, Chess, Cooking, Dance, Drama, Guitar, Gymnastics, Visual Art, Lego Engineering,
Student Council,

School Notes

  • Montessori-inspired, student-centered, experiential learning
  • Integrated and inter-disciplinary curriculum with a multicultural and global focus
  • Spiral curriculum introduces advanced topics at early ages
  • Spanish classes, Kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Integrated Technology curriculum with high iPad and computer-to-student ratios 
  • Media Literacy Program
  • Artist-in-Residence Program
  • Music and performing arts program, including 4 major performances a year
  • Outdoor Education camp, 1st through 8th grades
  • Leadership Development, K through 8th grades
  • Strong emphasis on writing, public speaking, time-management, conflict resolution and research skills
  • High school placement counseling and SSAT test preparation
  • Self and peer assessment promote independence and critical thinking

Profile last updated: 09/14/2015

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