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Small School, Big Impact.

College Prep High School, EST. 1980

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The Marin School is Closed
new mailing address: PO Box B, San Rafael, CA 94913

To the TMS family and our wider community,


After 43 incredible years dedicated to academic excellence and fostering individual growth, I am sharing the news that The Marin School’s Board of Trustees has announced the permanent closure of our school at the conclusion of the 2022/2023 academic year. While the end of this era is undoubtedly a sad time for all of us, I believe that it is also the beginning of a new chapter of possibilities for our community. 


Throughout its remarkable journey, The Marin School has been a beacon of inspiration, shaping the lives of countless students, faculty, and staff members. It has been a place where knowledge thrived, friendships blossomed, and dreams took flight. I want to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who has been a part of this extraordinary community.


To all the students who have walked these halls, you have embodied the spirit of The Marin School in the most remarkable ways. Your dedication, resilience, and thirst for knowledge have set you on a path of success and personal growth. Remember that the experiences and values you have gained at TMS will continue to guide you as you embark on new adventures and make a positive impact on the world.


To the exceptional faculty and staff members who have nurtured and mentored generations of students, I extend our heartfelt appreciation. Your unwavering commitment to educational excellence has shaped minds, inspired creativity, and instilled a lifelong love of learning. The importance of your guidance will be felt far beyond the walls of The Marin School.


As we embrace the closure of this chapter, let us also celebrate the countless achievements and treasured memories that have been created within these walls. While the physical presence of The Marin School will fade, its spirit will forever live on in the hearts and minds of all who have been a part of this community.


The lessons learned, the friendships forged, and the values instilled will continue to guide us in our future endeavors. Together, we will carry the torch of The Marin School's legacy, spreading its mission and values far and wide.


To the entire Marin School community, thank you for your unwavering support, dedication, and contribution to making this institution truly extraordinary. 


As we bid farewell to The Marin School, let us embrace the excitement and opportunities that lie ahead, knowing that our collective journey of growth and excellence continues.


In community,

Ben Griggs

TMS Head of School, 2020 - 2023

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)"
    Science Required Courses: Biology Chemistry Electives: Anatomy and Physiology*Bay Area Ecology* Physics Psychology* Zoology Mathematics Required Courses: Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 Electives: Pre-Calculus Calculus Statistics Engineering & Technology Course Offerings: Engineering and the Fabrication Laboratory Innovation Studio Introduction to 3D Modeling and Animation* Applied Computer Programming: Robotics* Java 1–2 *Offered at least every other year
  • Humanities
    English Required Courses: English 1: Survey of Literature English 2: World/Multi-Cultural Literature English 3: American Literature English 4: British Literature Electives: Writer’s Workshop* Film as Literature* Creative Writing Social Studies Required Courses: Geography Modern World History United States History Electives: American Government Economics World Language Required Courses: Spanish 1 Spanish 2 Electives: Spanish 3 Spanish 4 *Offered at least every other year
  • The Arts
    Performing Arts Course Offerings: Drama 1–4 Jazz Band 1–4 Recording Arts Visual Arts Course Offerings Studio Art Drawing and Painting Advanced Drawing and Painting Photography 1, 2, 3* Public Art* Requirements: Two classes of either Visual or Performing Arts *Offered at least every other year Click here to view The Marin School's Visual & Performing Arts Blog
The Marin School Over the Years
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