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Join us for an open House or virtual info session!
Two ways to experience The Marin School! Virtual Info Session, Thursday, October 7th, 6:30-7:30 pm Learn more about The Marin School's curriculum, program, and community values from TMS faculty and staff, and hear current students share what it's like to be part of the TMS family. RSVP to the Admissions Office: email@example.com or register with Ravenna! Open House + Small Group Workshops: Sunday, October 17, 3:00-5:00 pm Join us for an Open House where prospective students have the opportunity to attend two 30-minute workshops led by TMS faculty and staff. In addition to learning more about TMS's curriculum, community, and teaching philosophy, you'll have the opportunity to experience a hands-on workshop led by our faculty. When you register, you'll have the opportunity to review our "course offerings" for the day and rank your top three choices. RSVP to the Admissions Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or register with Ravenna! Important Note about health and safety protocols for in-person events Currently, all visitors and event attendees are required to show proof of vaccination and remain masked for in-person school-sponsored events. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility in advance as we work to maintain the health and safety of our community and to continue to welcome visitors to our campus.
Please keep in mind that as the season progresses, we may need to make changes to our protocol and event formats. Thank you in advance for your understanding and flexibility!
CAIS accreditation news!
Dear TMS family, After all the complex communications surrounding the start of the school year—from class schedules to registration to mask requirements and vaccinations—I thought I’d take a minute to share some plain old good news. The Marin School has been accredited by WASC (the Western Association of Schools and Colleges) for many years. Without that accreditation, we couldn’t operate and graduate students to 4-year universities. TMS is also a member of CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools), which provides its own training and accreditation to private institutions across the state. In preparation for our latest accreditation cycle, TMS was invited to seek combined WASC/CAIS accreditation—which sets a much higher standard for independent school practices and performance. After more than a year of reflection, research, and writing, the school submitted (then, with the pandemic, updated and re-submitted) a Self-Study report and hosted a visiting team of educators and assessors this April. Well, the results are in, and TMS has earned a 7-year WASC/CAIS accreditation—the longest period of time allotted before a school must reapply for renewal. We also dropped our CAIS “provisional” status along the way. (As a point of reference, only two provisional schools seeking CAIS accreditation this year were elevated to full member status.) This is a major achievement, made possible only by the hard work and excellence of our entire faculty, staff, board, and administration. On behalf of the TMS board of trustees, I hope you’ll join us in extending a huge thank you to Ben for his leadership, and to our previous Head of School, Barbara J. Brown, who spent much of her last year at TMS focused on our accreditation effort. But mostly, thanks to the continuing commitment of our faculty and staff, whose work every day has built TMS into an institution worthy of this recognition. Sincerely, Amy Jonak Chair of the Board of Trustees The Marin School
Sign up for TMS Lunch Service today!
We are very excited to begin lunch service with Epicurean group next week. Below are instructions to create your account and begin placing orders. VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: You can enroll with this program at any time, but if you would like to order lunch for next week, you must create your account and order online by the end of day Saturday, 8/28, at 12 am. **Students will need their student ID# in order to sign up, which TMS provided in a separate email.** MyMealOrder.com for school meals Welcome to your new dining experience with Epicurean Group! We know that tasty and nutritious food can help boost concentration and morale, which is crucial for well-being! Our meals are packaged and labeled according to HACCP standards, in compostable packaging. We are working closely with our Campus Communities to determine your favorites! Please give us your feedback via email at Jim@epicurean-group.com. Our primary concern is the health and well-being of the students, campus community, and employees. Epicurean Group and Marin School have partnered with MyMealOrder.com to bring you a simple, seamless online ordering experience for lunch this school year. mymealorder.com Instructions Go to mymealorder.com and select “Login in here” Select “create a free account” Select “California” and “Marin School” as your district from the dropdown menus in the first account creation page Fill in the rest of your information (for the parent, not the student), and continue on to the third part of account creation Add your student(s) to your account using their student ID number**(see separate email from TMS) and their last name Check out the menu, and select items on the days of the week you would like to purchase food for Once your cart is loaded up, select the cart button on the top right to begin the checkout process Pay using Credit, Debit or ACH to check out. We appreciate you using this online system as a way for us to provide fantastic, nourishing food to your community. Thank you, The Marin School
TMS Apparel is now live!
TMS launched its 2021-2022 school apparel store in partnership with SquadLocker, including clothing and accessory items available for purchase.
*No deadlines for purchasing
*Items ship individually 6-12 days after they are placed, tracking information is emailed upon shipment
Order at Squadlocker.com
Store Name: The Marin School 2021-2022
COVid-19 Response Health & Safety Protocols
TMS continues to practice and enforce local and state health and safety protocols. The document in the link below outlines in greater detail how TMS takes a "Safe School Approach."
TMS Brochure Photography + Videography on campus: Thursday 5/20
Dear TMS Community,
From time to time, we have a professional team come to campus to take photos of our campus and community. These are used in a variety of ways - but mainly for outreach through our website, social media, and Admissions materials.
On Thursday, May 20th, we will have a videographer/photographer on campus from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (they will follow all COVID-related safety protocols). Our goal is to capture TMS as 'naturally' as possible, and with minimal disruptions.
To capture the full scope of our community, it would be very helpful to have all students participate. However, if they feel strongly that they do not want to be photographed, they can stop by the Admissions office for a small sticker to wear on their shirt and the photographer will know not to include them in the shot.
Thank you in advance for your support of the Admissions + Marketing efforts at TMS - we are on the front lines of building our amazing community.
Sierra Antonio + Chelsea Lazzari
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TMS Auction & GALA ONLINE AUCTION IS NOW OPEN!
The TMS Auction & Gala offers more than 100 unique experiences and items for guests to bid on, including artwork, vacation stays at top-tier hotels, spa and beauty packages, and golfing! There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Click here to RSVP and get your bid on!
TMS Weekly Update 10/10/15
Stay on top of announcements, current events, photos and more! Check back each week for another installment of The Marin School Weekly newsletter. Read this week's newsletter Want to get your copy straight to your inbox? Click here to subscribe!
Visual and Performing Arts at TMS
Delve deeper into the day-to-day projects and programs that make up The Marin School's Visual and Performing Arts. The arts are a critical component of The Marin School’s mission to celebrate each student’s unique gifts. At TMS, students can engage in a variety of creative pursuits, including studio art, theatre, jazz, studio recording, sculpture, digital fabrication technologies, photography, 3D animation, and digital art. Our students receive sophisticated training in technique, and develop creative means of personal expression. Our arts faculty are professionals in their fields, guiding students interested in the arts in planning for higher education and careers. The TMS Arts blog will feature student artwork, news about our programs, and information about upcoming arts events. Thanks for visiting! Learn More - Vist the TMS Visual and Peforming Arts blog!
Zoology considers the Albatross
Zoology students have been studying albatross, including their wingspan (the largest of any bird), their life cycle, adaptations to their environment, and their food web. They also also learned how to plot actual data from satellite tags on birds to determine how far they traveled, where they went, and based on their life cycle made hypotheses about why they may have traveled where they did. For instance, if they stayed close to the Hawaiian Islands, they were likely feeding a chick, where as if they went to California or Japan, they were likely looking for food for themselves. More recently, Zoology students studied bathymetry and some features found under the ocean surface, and are now going to compare the locations of these birds and the topology of the ocean floor to see if they tend to hang out in areas that are deep or shallow and connect this to their feeding habits. As part of this project, Zoology students took over the FabLab to make life-size models of the albatross to demonstrate the huge wingspan that averages around 11 feet that allows these birds to travel thousands of miles at up to 80 mph, as well as the ability to live at sea, never touching ground, for years at a time!