Marin Country Day School
|School Membership(s)||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten - 8|
|Learning Programs Supported||Mild to moderate learning differences|
|Total Students||567 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||27% (CA School Avg.: 43%)|
|Students by Grade|
|Academics and Faculty|
|Total Classroom Teachers||64 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1 (National school avg.: 13:1)|
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||53%|
|Average Class Size||18 students|
|Classroom dress code||Casual|
|Finances and Admission|
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 15|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$26,417|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition range is $750-$28,330|
|% on Financial Aid||23%|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$19,320|
|Admissions Director||Jeff Escabar|
|Admissions Associate||Geri McMurray|
|Total Sports Offered||4 sports|
- In 1956 an adventurous group of parents and educators from Marin
County and San Francisco joined together to found Marin Country Day
School. They believed that learning is a joyous and lifelong
process and that each child’s unique gifts should be
nurtured. They valued equally the development of mind, body
and spirit. The founders sought an environment that drew no
attention to itself but was closely linked to nature; one that
allowed room for study and laughter, noise and quiet, thought and
action; where children would “fall in love with going to
school.” Perhaps most important, MCDS was founded by
people who believed that members of a diverse school community
could contribute immeasurably to the well-being of one another.
A hallmark of the school from its inception has been its outstanding faculty. MCDS teachers are intelligent, warm and passionate men and women who constantly examine their practice to identify areas in which they can grow. MCDS is an adult-rich environment in which differences among children are valued; teachers serve as role models and work to support both personal and academic development. In a “broad and balanced” course of study, students find areas in which to excel and others in which they may have to struggle. The school seeks to provide a safe environment in which to strive and to soar. Teachers work collaboratively in developing an active program that encourages students to question, to reason and to make connections. The classroom atmosphere is highly participatory, with teachers acting as coaches who encourage students’ exploration, discovery and reflection. The school believes that every student should have unusual opportunities to grow and thrive in and out of the classroom, and that boys and girls have much to learn from each other. Strong and enduring friendships are a tradition at MCDS. All students are encouraged to participate actively in every area of school life.
Profile last updated: 10/30/2012
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