Marin Primary & Middle School

We inspire joyful learning, honor each child, and build connections to empower all students to make a difference. At Marin Primary & Middle School we make education meaningful, while encouraging pride in self, respect for others, and enthusiasm for learning.
We honor and enjoy children's natural curiosity, competence and exuberance.
Using teams of teachers and educational methods tailored to how children learn best, we connect with our students, build trusting relationships and make learning relevant, memorable and fun.
Asking not "how smart is the child" but "how is the child smart," we guide our students to see their full potential, and we equip them to pursue it with passion and purpose. We value academic excellence, personal integrity and community action, and encourage our students to become informed, engaged and ethical global citizens.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 302 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $41,000
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Marin Primary & Middle School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
https://www.mpms.org/learning/learning-resource-program
Year Founded
1975

Student Body

Total Students
302 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Marin Primary & Middle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from preschool- 8th grade. Please inquire for more information.
% on Financial Aid
18%
Admissions Director
Alexandra Norris

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

School Notes

  • Marin Primary & Middle School is an independent, coeducational preschool through eighth grade school in Larkspur, California.At Marin Primary & Middle School, we value connections as the foundation of the best learning environment, tying together our community across academic disciplines, cultures, and stages of growth. Everyone here is known and valued by every member of our community, and these connections are our greatest strength.Our school`s structure uniquely combines two full-time classroom teachers from preschool through fifth grade and a team teaching model in sixth through eighth grades. Teachers lead core curricular areas and are supported by specialists who enrich students` academic and creative learning experience through art, drama, music, Spanish, projects lab, PE, media and technology literacy, and more. We offer a low overall student-teacher ratio, with students spending most of their learning time in small groups of 12 to 15 students.At Marin Primary & Middle School we make education meaningful, while encouraging pride in self, respect for others, and enthusiasm for learning.Stay curious! Asking the right questions is more important than knowing all the answers.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Marin Primary & Middle School cost?
Marin Primary & Middle School's tuition is approximately $41,000 for private students.
What schools are Marin Primary & Middle School often compared to?
Marin Primary & Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Marin Horizon School, Mount Tamalpais School by visitors of our site.
What sports does Marin Primary & Middle School offer?
Marin Primary & Middle School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football and Track and Field.
What is Marin Primary & Middle School's ranking?
Marin Primary & Middle School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Marin Primary & Middle School?
The application deadline for Marin Primary & Middle School is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  
I couldn't be happier with Marin Primary and Middle School. The teachers are wonderful and are really invested in and connected to each student. I would say that every person in the administration, faculty and student body knows every student by name. The community is wonderful, and there is a true sense of connection that binds everyone together. My son absolutely loves it and we cannot imagine ourselves anywhere else.
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5  
We have been at Marin Primary & Middle School for 7 years now and have both of our children attending. Marin Primary was our first choice over other Bay Area private schools due to it's small class size, incredible open while at the same time safe and enclosed campus, familiarity and relationship students are able to develop with their teachers and peers as well as easy access to the City and all of Marin. Top notch education, with top notch socio and emotional development. It really lends itself to the students developing a sense of ownership toward the school. Exceedingly happy!
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5  
My son and daughter are thriving at Marin Primary and Middle School. In addition to the strong academic curriculum MPMS offers a robust program of specialist classes- Music, Drama, Projects Lab, Garden- my kids love! The teachers and faculty are amazing. It is a truly special place.
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5  
We could not be happier with MPMS. Our children have thrived in this supportive commmunity. Through the dedication and caring of teachers they have developed their curiosity and resilience to tackle any challenge. They are confident and enthusiastic learners and they love to go to school!
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5  
MP&MS is a fantastic school. Our daughter transferred in and could not have been more welcomed into and embraced by this wonderful community of teachers, administrators and families. MP&MS offers an empowering and inspiring environment to learn, wonder and grow. The teachers at MP&MS are truly the most passionate and compassionate educators who care about their students as much as their diverse fields of expertise. The modern, open campus foster a safe, progressive, energetic environment for kids to grow - in and out of the classroom. Most importantly, we found MP&MS to be a joyful place and our daughter's smile at the beginning and end of every day said it all...
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5  
We are thrilled with our decision to send our children to Marin Primary & Middle School. We are particularly happy with the outstanding teachers who make learning fun and challenge each child; excellent leadership; and the newly renovated campus. My children love the academic program as well as Outdoor Education, the drama program, Projects Lab (Woodworking & more!), and PE. This is a place where children are asked to be the best they can be, and develop self confidence. There is a strong focus on multicultural education, community service and social emotional learning. We are grateful to have been accepted at Marin Primary & Middle School!!
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5  
We are in our 3rd year at MP&MS and could not be happier. The school truly practices it's mission statements of treasuring childhood and teaching to reach students. My kids are thriving and happy and they LOVE learning. The campus is beautiful and the teaching and learning is outstanding. We looked at other schools in the area and believe that MP&MS is a unique and special place. You feel it as soon as you walk in the door!
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5  
I like this school it is very fun and nice. I have a lot of friends. There is a bit to much construction right now.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 302 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $41,000
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Marin County, CA is $25,599 for elementary schools and $29,572 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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