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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.

The Marin School

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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