Welcome to The Marin School
How will you make your impact?
The Marin School is a college prep, independent high school located in the heart of Marin County.
The Marin School attracts smart kids who want something different in their education. At TMS, it is our mission to honor each student’s unique learning style and act in accordance with an unshakeable belief in the potential of each and every student.
Small class sizes naturally encourage more personalized teaching, experiential learning, innovative lessons and non-traditional, yet effective, learning opportunities. We offer a challenging, thought-provoking curriculum that effectively prepares graduates for college and life beyond.
The Marin School faculty is made up of passionate, skilled, motivated teachers who love what they do. They wholeheartedly believe in each student’s unique potential and are equipped with the talent, tools, skill and enthusiasm to meet the needs of multiple learning styles.
The Marin School delivers personalized education at its best.
Top 5 Ways TMS makes a BIG impact:
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 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.
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 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.