Small School, Big Impact.

College Prep High School, EST. 1980

The Marin School's mission is to provide a collaborative learning community that inspires confidence, creativity, integrity, and academic excellence through a deep belief in each student’s potential.


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The Marin School delivers personalized education at its best.

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We teach individuals at The Marin School.

"The Marin School offers the extraordinary opportunity to learn in an atmosphere that is warm, individualized and happy. Students here are deeply engaged with both their work and their teachers. This is what education should look like."   -Madeline Levine , Ph.D.,  Author of The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well


We're redefining what it means to be College Prep

At The Marin School, we consider mastering content and subject matter important, of course, but we believe it's equally vital to teach students how to think, reason, interpret, analyze, and improvise.  Our graduates leave TMS ready to embark on life's journey as thoughtful, confident, contributing members of the global community. 


We are a small school by DESIGN. 

Our small class size (9 on average) and low-student-to teacher ratio (8-to-1 average), naturally encourage more personalized teaching, experiential learning, innovative lessons and non-traditional, yet effective, learning opportunities. 



We have a World-Class Faculty

The Marin School faculty is made up of passionate, skilled, motivated teachers who love what they do. They also know that not everyone learns in the same way. As a result, creative approaches for teaching and learning are cornerstone values at The Marin School.


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We take a creative approach to everything we do.

Creativity is encouraged and embraced at all levels of the learning process, in the classrooms and across disciplines. The Marin School teachers are empowered to teach, and students are free to learn in surprising, sometimes unorthodox, yet thoroughly effective ways. We celebrate project-based learning and STEM programming, including integrative use of coding and hands-on tools in our Fab Lab and coding classes. Creativity is also evident in the traditional sense of drawing, painting, photography, design, film, technology, creative writing, drama and music.

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COVid-19 Response Health & Safety Protocols:

TMS continues to practice and enforce local and state health and safety protocols. The document in the link below outlines in greater detail how TMS will take a "Safe School Approach" to get back to school. 

The Marin School admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or sex in the administration of its educational and employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. As part of its obligations under a Small Business Administration loan, the School has agreed to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Small Business Administration’s Title IX regulations during the term of the loan. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and the Title IX regulations to the School may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or to the Small Business Administration’s Assistant Administrator for Equal Employment and Civil Rights Compliance. The School’s Title IX Coordinator can be contacted as follows:

Jennifer Lassalle 

The Marin School, 150 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94903

415.339.9336 x1002 |

The School’s policies prohibit conduct that violates Title IX, and complaints of such conduct may be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator or in accordance with the School’s Harassment Prevention Policies.

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