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College Counseling at The Marin School

The College Counseling model at The Marin School is a four year comprehensive program that is guided by “best fit” for each student. This applies to curriculum and course selection, standardized testing plans, and post-graduate placement. Every student and family will work closely with the college counselor through each step of the process and receive personal guidance.


College counseling begins informally in the Freshman year with an emphasis on understanding the TMS curriculum, graduation requirements, and the statewide A-G standards. Sophomore students are guided more specifically on how their courses in high school relate to college study and real-world application. Freshman and Sophomore families gather in the Spring semester for a curriculum information session.


Formal college counseling begins in the spring of the Junior year with family college counseling meetings and will continue through Senior year with full-time personalized support. Through each phase, students are empowered to make confident decisions about their path to graduation and beyond.

If you're a College Admissions Rep inquiring about a visit to campus, we use RepVisits for scheduling and would love to welcome you to The Marin School!  Click here for more info.

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2019-20 Course Catalog

TMS Graduation Requirements

School Profile

National Testing Day 2019:

PSAT for all grades -  October 16, 2019

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2019-20 College Application Timeline

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TMS College Counseling Resources: Curated links to FAFSA, The Common Application, Application essay writing tips and more!

Resources for College Applicants

Director of College Counseling

For College Representatives

The Marin School welcomes college representatives to our campus throughout the Fall semester. We use RepVisits to schedule our visits but please contact Brad Jackson (bjackson@themarinschool.org) if you have specific questions.


Arriving to Campus: You should find visitor spots in the front parking lot when you arrive at campus. Please feel free to park there (no passes needed) and walk through the courtyard area to the back sidewalk. Turn left after the courtyard and follow back sidewalk all the way down to the Main Office. Our office staff will greet you and sign you in there before directing you to the College Counseling office.

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