Marin Horizon School

305 Montford Ave,
Mill Valley, CA, 94941-0949
     Tel: (415)388-8408
Grades: PK - 8 | 205 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, quiet, and friendly residential neighborhood surrounded by 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 205 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 29%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Marin Horizon School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 33%
Average Class Size 24 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,990
Admissions Director Sharman M. Bonus

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
FootballGymnastics,
SoccerSoftball,
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, Toddler – 8th grade
  • Integrated Technology curriculum with high computer-to-student ratios & laptop carts for classroom use
  • Media Literacy Program
  • Artist-in-Residence Program
  • Music and performing arts program, including 4 major performances a year
  • Outdoor Education camp, 1st – 8th grades
  • Leadership Development, K – 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: 09/02/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Marin School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rainbow Montessori Of Marin (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rainbow Montessori Of Marin (0.3 miles away)
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  • Mill ValleyRainbow Montessori Of Marin
    Montessori School
    270 Miller Ave
    Mill ValleyCA94941
    (415)381-5666
    Montessori School
    0.3 mi | 5 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • Mill ValleyGreenwood School
    Special Program Emphasis
    17 Buena Vista Ave
    Mill ValleyCA94941
    (415)388-0495
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.7 mi | 107 students | Gr. NS-8                      
  • Mill ValleyMount Tamalpais School
    100 Harvard Ave
    Mill ValleyCA94941
    (415)383-9434
    0.8 mi | 242 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Mill ValleyKumara School
    Daycare / Preschool
    540 Marin Ave
    Mill ValleyCA94941
    (415)388-5437
    Daycare / Preschool
    1.1 mi | 15 students | Gr. K-1                      
  • Mill ValleyRing Mountain Day School
    70 Lomita Dr Ste D
    Mill ValleyCA94941
    1.3 mi | 100 students | Gr. K-8                      

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