Brandeis Marin

Brandeis Marin Photo #1 - Brandeis Marin students worked in the design lab to build and decorate this Friendship bench.
Brandeis Marin Photo #1 - Brandeis Marin students worked in the design lab to build and decorate this Friendship bench.
Brandeis Marin Photo #2 - Music at Brandeis Marin is no joke! Our music program has flourished to new heights recently, with students performing for the community at seasonal concerts.
Brandeis Marin Photo #3 - Our Kindergarteners learned about and celebrated the Lunar New Year by organizing a parade and building their very own mini-floats!
Brandeis Marin Photo #4 - Students learn across disciplines and subjects - an art project may start out with a lesson on genetics and combinations of traits from two parents, leading to the design of dog sculptures that share the dominant traits they inherited from their parents!
Brandeis Marin Photo #5 - Middle school students take their catapult designs to be tested with the help of their Kindergarten buddies.
Brandeis Marin Photo #6 - It all starts here! Our graduates succeed in getting into the most competitive high schools in the Bay Area, and go on to the most competitive colleges in the country.
Brandeis Marin Photo #7 - Brandeis Marin's basketball players take to the Golden State Warrior's court at halftime to play in front of a stadium of family and fans.
Brandeis Marin Photo #8 - Science is a blast! Rockets are one of our favorite projects, the real challenge is to see whether their egg capsules survive the flight.
Brandeis Marin Photo #9 - Experience a community like no other!
Brandeis Marin Photo #10 - Our students are confident presenters and performers, beginning to build public speaking skills in front of the school as Kindergarteners in First Graders, developing throughout the years and culminating in the speeches they give as graduates of the 8th grade.
Brandeis Marin is an independent K-8 school offering a rigorous academic program that encourages critical thinking, creativity and promotes leadership.
Our accomplished and confident students value community, understand their connection to the world around them and are exceptionally well-prepared for high school and beyond.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 136 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $39,550
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Brandeis Marin ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
136 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Brandeis Marin Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition Schedule 2023-2024 Kindergarten through 5th Grade: $39,550 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades: $42,250 Tuition may be paid in one, two, or nine installments.Central to the mission of Brandeis Marin is a commitment to provide a quality education to a diverse population of qualified students. Our Tuition Assistance program ensures that Brandeis Marin remains accessible to families with a wide range of economic
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Pamela Welner
Admissions Associate
Devin Jack-Haber
Endowment Size
$5 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
GSA, Student Council, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Band, Beginner Band, String Ensemble

School Notes

  • At Brandeis Marin, we nurture joyful and fearless learners. Our hands-on, theme-based curriculum challenges students to think critically, engage creatively and grow spiritually in true community. We offer integrated, innovative academics in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, Hebrew, Spanish (in middle school) and Jewish studies.
  • Our program also includes art, athletics, drama, music, technology and outdoor education.
  • Small class sizes (a 5:1 student to teacher ratio) allow us to truly know our students and their families to share in their joys and challenges. We`re also an authentically inclusive community and skilled at working with diverse learning styles and backgrounds. Our instructional philosophy reflects standards set by the state of California, national teachers` organizations and our own inspired, dynamic educators.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Yoela Palkin - Alum Yoela Palkin went on to UC Berkeley and has returned to give talks to current students about social entrepreneurship. Yoela Palkin is a 5-time founder, starting at the age of 17 with MEA, a mobile analytics pioneer acquired after integrating with 200+ apps. Her e-commerce analytics startup, Baskit, scaled to 800+ merchants and Fortune 1000 retailers before being acquired. Yoela was named one of the youngest VCs in Silicon Valley in 2014 when she joined Sierra Maya Ventures. In 2017, she became the global CTO at Daikokuya Holdings, a leading international private equity firm. Yoela currently serves as Managing Partner at 77Labs, a fund meets venture studio that acquires and develops IP in niche markets focused on healthcare, retail, transportation, and finance.
    • Allie Cannington - Alum Allie Cannington went on to American University and is now a community advocate and educator who has worked to organize youth with disabilities with a diverse range of backgrounds and identities around the issues facing the Disability community. Allie is the Statewide Community Organizer for the Disability Organizing Network, part of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC). She is also Senior Manager at The Kelsey, an organization focusing on the development of affordable, inclusive community housing with attention to the perspectives of people with disabilities.
    • Davey Feder - Alum Davey Feder went on to Stanford University and is now a Software Product Manager at Walt Disney Imagineering. David has previously led the development of a wide range of games, interactive experiences, and mobile apps for Disney. In his current role, he serves the Walt Disney Company's Parks and Resorts, developing immersive interactive experiences through the use of cutting-edge technologies.
    • Aaron Kalb - Alum Aaron Kalb went on to Stanford University and is the Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Alation, a leading company developing data intelligence solutions. Prior to this role, Aaron worked on the development of core applications for Apple iOS and Siri. He also invented several technologies and holds two patents.
    • Ryan Lerman - Alum Ryan Lerman is a successful instrumentalist who toured as a bassist for Ben Folds, guitarist for Michael Bublé, and music director for John Legend. The songs he has written have been recorded by a number of artists such as Vulfpeck and Michael Bublé. His funk band, Scary Pockets, has received a whopping 375+ million views on Youtube and gained over 1.1 million subscribers.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Brandeis Marin cost?
Brandeis Marin's tuition is approximately $39,550 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Brandeis Marin?
The acceptance rate of Brandeis Marin is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. Brandeis Marin's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Brandeis Marin?
Brandeis Marin famous alumni include: Yoela Palkin, Allie Cannington, Davey Feder, Aaron Kalb and Ryan Lerman.
What sports does Brandeis Marin offer?
Brandeis Marin offers 9 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Swimming, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.
What is Brandeis Marin's ranking?
Brandeis Marin ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Lowest average acceptance rates.
When is the application deadline for Brandeis Marin?
The application deadline for Brandeis Marin is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 136 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $39,550
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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