The Marin School (Closed 2023)

The Marin School Confidence, Creativity, Integrity, and Academic Excellence The Marin School is an independent, college-prep high school in San Rafael.
Small by design, TMS students thrive in a challenging, collaborative environment where dedicated faculty set high expectations and encourage each student to realize their full potential.
We offer a UC-approved, thought-provoking curriculum, with a creative approach to everything we do.
Our small, supportive environment inspires our students to take risks and explore new ideas. Unique STEM offerings include Virology, Zoology, and our FabLab Maker space. Digital, Visual and Performing Arts electives provide opportunities for artists at all levels to refine their skills. Our sports teams compete in a small-school sports league with an emphasis on health and wellness - all teams are co-ed and no tryouts are required.
A daily shuttle service makes stops along a central corridor throughout San Francisco and Marin County.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Language-based, Mild to Moderate Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
8 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 11 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition assistance available based upon demonstrated need.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate
Andrew Cassetta


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Community Service Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, Fab Lab, Film Club, Garden Club, LGBTQ+ Alliance, Model United Nations, Music Appreciation Club, Student Leadership Council, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Drawing and Painting, Jazz Band, Photography Class, Public Art, Recording Studio, Studio Arts

School Notes

  • College-preparatory high school (U.C. approved curriculum)
  • Excellent student/teacher ratio
  • A class size that promotes learning (average 9)
  • Students who are seeking a close relationship with their teachers.
  • Students who demonstrate academic and creative potential.
  • Students who will actively participate in the learning process and in the school.
  • Students who will make a personal investment in their academic success.
  • Students who value the opportunities offered in a small learning community.
  • We celebrate diverse thinking and individual personalities.
  • We practice collaboration instead of competition.
  • We offer participatory classes and encourage each individual's voice.
  • We motivate students through innovative lessons and real-world applications.
  • We emphasize conceptual thinking rather than rote learning.
  • We honor each student's unique learning style.
  • We identify and nurture each student's talents and gifts.
  • We offer a web-based daily communication tool for parents, students and staff.
  • Faculty meet weekly to ensure full staff knowledge of each student's progress.
  • Students at The Marin School matriculate to leading colleges and universities across the country. We believe in the individual, and everything we do is designed to inspire, guide and empower each student to achieve his or her full academic and social potential.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Marin School cost?
The Marin School's tuition is approximately $54,950 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Marin School?
The acceptance rate of The Marin School is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 84%.
What sports does The Marin School offer?
The Marin School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer and Track and Field.
When is the application deadline for The Marin School?
The application deadline for The Marin School is Jan. 11 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 11 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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