Marin Horizon School

  • 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 and friendly residential neighborhood in 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)
State or regional independent school association
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild to Moderate Learning Differences
Year Founded1977

Student Body

Total Students305 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeMarin Horizon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size25 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 13 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies by grade. Please visit our website for details.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant$12,990
Admissions DirectorAlia Long

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballGolf,
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, 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 4 major performances a year
  • Outdoor Education camp, 1st through 8th grades
  • Leadership Development, K through 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
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