TMS Educational Philosophy

We teach individuals at The Marin School.

Everything we do is directed toward meeting the needs of the individual and ensuring that all of our students flourish and have every opportunity to fulfill their full potential.   What is unique and different about The Marin School is its personalized approach to learning.

It begins with the admission process. We know that everyone learns in his/her own unique way, and, as a result, large schools are not right for everyone. The Marin School is small by design and attracts smart kids who want something different in their high school experience.  We look for those kids.

During the first few weeks of the school year, every teacher figures out how to teach each student individually and each class collectively. Because of the small class sizes, TMS teachers truly understand their students—who they are, how they think, what motivates them and how they learn. 

Furthermore, our teachers have the motivation and experience, far broader than only teaching skills, to tailor and personalize the learning process for each individual.   Since not everyone learns in the same way, creative approaches for teaching and learning are encouraged and embraced at all levels, in all classrooms, and across disciplines.

We have an unshakeable belief in the potential of each student. This is why The Marin School delivers personalized education at its best.