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Core Curriculum & Academic Electives at The Marin School


The Marin School curriculum is designed to provide a dynamic, challenging academic experience for each student.


Graduation requirements include study in literature and writing, history, science, mathematics, foreign language, and the visual and performing arts. Students personalize their educational experience at The Marin School by selecting from a wide range of academic elective courses. All students must also complete two years of physical education. The Marin School coursework is college-prep, UC approved, and provides a solid foundation for college and university work.


Our 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.

  • 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

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Graduation Requirements


  • English: 40 units

  • Mathematics: 30 units (40 recommended) History: 30 units

  • World Language: 20 units –same language (30 units recommended) 

  • Science: 20 units

  • Academic Electives: 20 units

  • Fine/Performing Arts: 20 units

  • Additional Classes: 30 units

  • Physical Education and/or Alternative Physical Education: 10 units (2 years)

  • Freshman Seminar: 10 units

  • Participation in Outside the Walls: 4 years, or each year enrolled

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