The Marin School Admissions Application

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We are thrilled that you are applying to The Marin School! Please follow the steps below to complete the process.  Let us know if you have any questions. We are here to help! 


  • Take a tour - if you haven't been to our campus before, you have the option to schedule a personal tour for parents and students.  

  • Spend a day in our shoes!  Schedule a full-day or half-day visit on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.  (Wednesday and Thursday visits available by request). Click here to learn about visit opportunities.

  • Join us for an Open House!  We hold two each Fall.  

    • Saturday, October 12 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm​

    • Thursday, November 14 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm


  • Prospective Parent Reception - join us for an evening reception to chat with current parents and alumni

    • Thursday, January 16: 6:30-8:00 pm​





  • Submit your application online before January 9, 2020

  • Submit your recommendation requests online (English Teacher, Math Teacher, and Principal or Counselor Required)

  • Request your official transcripts

  • Important note: TMS does not require the SSAT, but we welcome you to share your scores with us if you take the test.

  • Schedule your admissions Interview (December/January)

  • Submit Financial Aid Application and supporting documents through SSS 




  • Admissions decisions are mailed and emailed on March 20, 2020

  • Signed contracts are due to TMS by March 27, 2020




Student Application & Essay

Be yourself. This is your chance to tell us all about YOU, not who you think we want you to be. Write about the things in your life that make you unique. Don’t be afraid to be different!

Application Fee

TMS does not charge an application fee.

Test Scores

We are “test-optional” - you do not need to take a standardized test to be considered for admission. If you are taking one of these tests for admission to another private high school, we encourage you to submit your results.


Interviews are typically conducted in December and January. This is a chance for our team to get to know you better - be yourself and come with any questions you have about TMS!

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