Why The Marin School?
A high school that is small by design, offering a college-prep curriculum with a creative approach.
The Marin School is an independent, college-prep high school in San Rafael. Our small, supportive environment inspires our students to take risks and explore new ideas.
Small by design, TMS students thrive in a challenging, collaborative environment where dedicated faculty set high expectations and encourage each student to realize their full potential. We offer a UC-approved, thought-provoking curriculum, with a creative approach to everything we do.
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TMS students thrive in a challenging academic environment where dedicated faculty members encourage each student to set high expectations and realize their full potential.
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.
Creativity is encouraged and embraced at all levels of the learning process, in the classrooms and across disciplines. We celebrate project-based learning and STEM programming, including integrative use of coding and hands-on tools in our Fab Lab and coding classes. Creativity is also celebrated in our Visual and Performing Arts electives.
We are designed to be a small school where faculty truly know and understand their students - who they are, how they think, and what motivates them to learn.
Our small class-sizes allow our faculty to reach students at all levels, provide the support they need in areas of growth, and instill them with confidence and future-ready skills.y
Welcoming, Inclusive Community
At TMS each student is seen and celebrated for who they are, as they are. This warm, welcoming culture lays a foundation where self-confidence, personal growth, creativity, and learning can thrive.
Collaboration and Connection
At TMS, students and faculty thrive with a collaborative approach to education. Our teachers, counselors, and administrators establish a strong rapport that fosters a community of mutual respect. Students' strengths, passions, and areas of growth are supported at all levels.
A balanced approach to academics with meaningful, manageable coursework.
With a focus on the whole student, the curriculum at TMS emphasizes mindfulness, with a goal of reducing anxiety and inspiring intellectual curiosity.
College Prep with a Creative Approach
Go beyond the mountains of busywork and endless, repetitive homework. Our classes focus on engagement and depth of understanding.