Top 10 Best Marin County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 48 private schools serving 8,356 students in Marin County, CA (there are 75 public schools, serving 31,115 public students). 21% of all K-12 students in Marin County, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
The best top ranked private schools in Marin County, CA include Brandeis Marin, Marin Horizon School and San Domenico School.
The average tuition cost is $27,813, which is higher than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,790.
27% of private schools in Marin County, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Marin County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Brandeis Marin
Brandeis Marin Photo - Brandeis Marin students worked in the design lab to build and decorate this Friendship bench.
(Jewish)
180 N San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 472-1833
Grades: K-8
| 136 students
Marin Horizon School
Marin Horizon School Photo - Marin Horizon is an independent, toddler through 8th grade, co-educational day school located in a residential neighborhood in Mill Valley, only 15 minutes from San Francisco. Nestled at the base of Mt. Tamalpais, our beautiful campus is surrounded by trails and open space.
(5)
305 Montford Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-8408
Grades: PK-8
| 285 students
San Domenico School
San Domenico School Photo - Located on 515 acres in San Anselmo, California, our campus features state-of-the art academic facilities, a music conservatory, swimming pool, gymnasium, one-acre organic garden, 2,358 solar panels, and six tennis courts. We are located 20 minutes north of San Francisco.
(15)
1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 258-1900
Grades: K-12
| 680 students
Fusion Academy Marin
Fusion Academy Marin Photo - Each Fusion campus has a state-of-the-art music studio with professional-grade tools. Students can explore instruments, vocals, songwriting, DJ performing arts, and more.
Alternative School
1600 Los Gamos Drive Lobby D, Suite 380
San Rafael, CA 94903
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| 58 students
GATE Academy
GATE Academy Photo
Special Program Emphasis
1 Saint Vincent Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 491-4700
Grades: PK-8
| 58 students
Lycee Francais De San Francisco
Lycee Francais De San Francisco Photo - Respect, one of the LFSF values, is essential to building a trusting and healthy learning environment. At LFSF, we emphasize the importance of inclusion through respect for others as well as self-respect.
Special Program Emphasis
610 Coloma Street
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 661-5232
Grades: NS-12
| 170 students
Marin Christian Academy
Marin Christian Academy Photo - Kindergarten celebrating Thanksgiving
Alternative School (Assembly of God)
1370 S Novato Blvd
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 892-5713
Grades: NS-12
| 268 students
The Branson School
39 Fernhill Avenue
Ross, CA 94957
(415) 454-3612
Grades: 9-12
| 319 students
1050 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 944-2254
Grades: 6-12
| 55 students
Marin Academy
Marin Academy Photo
1600 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 453-4550
Grades: 9-12
| 440 students
Marin Catholic High School
(Catholic)
(1)
675 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Greenbrae, CA 94904
(415) 464-3860
Grades: 9-12
| 772 students
5221 Paradise Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 927-5900
Grades: K-8
| 590 students
Marin Montessori School
Marin Montessori School Photo - Elementary Work!
Montessori School
5200 Paradise Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 924-5388
Grades: PK-8
| 296 students
20 Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 924-2608
Grades: NS-8
| 302 students
Mark Day School
Mark Day School Photo
(5)
39 Trellis Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 472-8000
Grades: K-8
| 386 students
Mount Tamalpais School
Mount Tamalpais School Photo - Mount Tamalpais School is a co-educational day school enrolling children in Kindergarten through Grade 8. The school is dedicated to the active pursuit of knowledge, integrity, and fairness.
(1)
100 Harvard Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 383-9434
Grades: K-8
| 270 students
Our Lady Of Loretto School
Our Lady Of Loretto School Photo
(Catholic)
(1)
1811 Virginia Avenue
Novato, CA 94945
(415) 892-8621
Grades: PK-8
| 220 students
The Ross Preschool
The Ross Preschool Photo
Daycare / Preschool
(1)
14 Lagunitas Road
Ross, CA 94957
(415) 634-7111
Grades: NS-PK
| 40 students
St. Anselm School
(Catholic)
40 Belle Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 454-8667
Grades: K-8
| 259 students
St. Hilary School
St. Hilary School Photo
(Catholic)
(5)
765 Hilary Drive
Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920
(415) 435-2224
Grades: 1-8
| 271 students
St. Raphael School
(Catholic)
1100 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 454-4455
Grades: PK-8
| 226 students
SoloQuest School and Learning Center
SoloQuest School and Learning Center Photo - Successful and Happy!
Alternative School
45 San Clemente Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 927-1449
Grades: 6-12
| 232 students
79 Cole Dr Ste 5
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 332-1703
Grades: 2-8
| 7 students
Chronos Academy
Chronos Academy Photo - Make integrated projects every day
Special Program Emphasis
110 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 383-2283
Grades: PK-8
| 13 students
Good Shepherd Lutheran School
Good Shepherd Lutheran School Photo - Fourth Graders on Gold Rush trip
(Other Lutheran)
1180 Lynwood Drive
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 897-2510
Grades: K-8
| 133 students
Guidepost Montessori at Mill Valley
Guidepost Montessori at Mill Valley Photo
Montessori School
270 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(442) 267-6305
Grades: NS-K
| 37 students
The Helix School
Special Education School
161 Mitchell Blvd
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 569-5056
Grades: Inquire with school
| 39 students
Irine M Hunt School Of Marin
Special Education School
300 Sunny Hills Dr
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 457-3135
Grades: K-11
| 33 students
Kumara School
Daycare / Preschool
540 Marin Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-5437
Grades: K-1
| 55 students
406 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 541-5765
Grades: K-12
| 193 students
Marin Waldorf School
Marin Waldorf School Photo
Waldorf School
755 Idylberry Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 479-8190
Grades: NS-8
| 225 students
Montessori De Terra Linda
Montessori De Terra Linda Photo - Two Lower Elementary (ages 6-9) students work together to explore the geometric solids.
Montessori School
(2)
610 Del Ganado Road
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 479-7373
Grades: NS-6
| 160 students
Montessori In Motion
Montessori In Motion Photo - Montessori in Motion spacious outdoor playground surrounded by nature.
Montessori School
3 Wellbrock Hts
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 472-5622
Grades: NS-K
| 42 students
Montessori School Of Central Marin
Montessori School
317 Auburn St
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 456-1748
Grades: PK-K
| 39 students
Montessori School Of Novato
Montessori School
1466 South Novato Blvd
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 892-2228
Grades: NS
| 59 students
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Marin County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Caulbridge School (Closed 2024)
Special Program Emphasis
1 St Vincent Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 481-1243
Grades: PK-8
| 192 students
150 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 339-9336
Grades: 9-12
| 80 students
Real School (Closed 2013)
Alternative School
102 Eye St
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 383-7573
Grades: 7-8
| 4 students
70 Lomita Dr
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 381-8183
Grades: K-8
| 99 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Marin County, CA?
The top ranked private schools in Marin County, CA include Brandeis Marin, Marin Horizon School and San Domenico School.
How many private schools are located in Marin County, CA?
48 private schools are located in Marin County, CA.
How much do private schools cost in Marin County, CA?
The average tuition cost is $27,813, which is higher than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,790.
How diverse are private schools in Marin County, CA?
Marin County, CA private schools are approximately 26% minority students, which is lower than the California private school average of 51%.
What percentage of students in Marin County, CA go to private school?
21% of all K-12 students in Marin County, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Marin County, CA?
27% of private schools in Marin County, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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