Marin Horizon School

Marin Horizon combines a challenging academic curriculum with a program of character-enhancing life skills to help each student develop their unique and confident voice.
Teachers incorporate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles as a framework for designing and delivering rigorous and engaging instruction.
Students become active participants in their own education, resulting in deep engagement and high achievement.
Students are seen and valued for their authentic selves, developing confidence and courage to maximize their learning.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 285 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 12 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild to Moderate Learning Differences
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
285 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Marin Horizon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 12 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies by grade. Please visit our website for details.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Lizzie Key
Admissions Associate
Kimberly Edwards
Endowment Size
$7 million


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Chess, Cooking

Club or Organization:
Garden Explorers, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Band, Drama, Visual Art

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Karate, Running Fundamentals, Soccer, Yoga

School Notes

  • Challenging, rigorous, student-centered curriculum
  • Faculty who believe close student-teacher relationships are the key to student success
  • Supportive and joyful learning environment where a diversity of backgrounds and ideas are embraced
  • Students encouraged to take risks, think critically, and become creative problem-solvers
  • Outdoor education program that reinforces the social-emotional learning, independence, and leadershipfostered in our classroomsMontessori-inspired, student-centered, experiential learning
  • 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 several performances each year
  • Outdoor Education, 1st through 8th grades
  • Leadership Development, K through 8th grades
  • Strong emphasis on writing, public speaking, time-management, conflict resolution, and research skills
  • In-depth high school placement counseling program
  • Self and peer assessment promote independence and critical thinking
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Marin Horizon School offer?
Marin Horizon School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football and Track and Field.
What is Marin Horizon School's ranking?
Marin Horizon School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Marin Horizon School?
The application deadline for Marin Horizon School is Jan. 12 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 12 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Calendar

View the Marin Horizon School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
April 08, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of School (Toddler-8th)
June 06, 2024 (Thursday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Humanity is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less. Combining age appropriate philosophy, logic, moral education, and community service might add up an education in being a humanitarian. Or you could send a child to Marin Horizon and watch them grock it and rock it. Let`s all rock our humanity!
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The third grade was our first year, then fourth, and now fifth. When we moved to the area from the East Coast and shortly thereafter started school, we arrived to some school events a bit after they had started. Around the third time running late, I sighed to a parent, "We're the late family," to which he replied with a smile, "So, are we going to start labeling, now?" The wisdom in his warmth signaled to me that we were in a special place. Since then, I have grown used to a parent mentioning non-violent communication (also known as compassionate communication) or hearing a teacher-lecturer speak of labeling the behavior, not the child. The school seems to strike a common-sensical balance in so many realms (work/play; being little/growing up; independence/interdependence; events/breaks; strict education/social opportunities), and, in this busy world, our Marin Horizon students have taught us some practical mindfulness techniques. I get such a good sense and have a solid feeling of trust, having spent many a morning or an afternoon and having met most everyone, by now. The teachers are conversant in the whole child, even to the degree of keeping up with technology trends of Eighth Graders... and even to the degree of knowing that the whole child can be nurtured in the midst of family and community and found in broader community.Our child had been labeled (gifted- "twice exceptional") and we had labeled ourselves (privileged-"wage slaves").Yet no one had given us any concrete means of how, through school community, to use these products. Marin Horizon gave us that, also! I'd say it "upgraded" us or "evolved" us as a family and as conscious and engaged citizen-neighbors. I have to admit, I am very proud to be a Marin Horizon parent!
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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 285 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 12 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Marin County, CA is $25,799 for elementary schools and $29,572 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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