Marin Academy

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1600 Mission Ave

San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 453-4550

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 416

Students Per Teacher: 9

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20 Parent Reviews for Marin Academy

Wonderful School with very good staff and students and kind community that cherishes good people

Posted by a student on 09/15/14

Marin Academy offers a rigorous college preparatory academic curriculum and a top notch music and art program, but it is not a school where kids that are shy and not super confident will thrive. MA attracts very outgoing and confident students, so if your child matches that description, it is a great ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/02/14

We are an upper-middle class family with enough - no fancy homes in Stinson or Tahoe, and our cars aren't the newest, but we pay our bills. Having had one child go through MA and another who will be finishing up there shortly, I would have to say that my children have reported the opposite of what another ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/02/12

Although there are some good teachers at MA, the institution as a whole has a very elitist, privileged gestalt. Although the teachers deliver a program that is progressive, the "alpha kids" and their wealthy parents rule the school. My daughter was very intimidated by the vast number of students who ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/31/12

It's unrealistic to believe that cliques, drug and alcohol use won't be prominent at any school: private or public. If a child is having trouble with cliques at one school, the same situation would most likely be happening at another. I loved attending MA, the teachers, students and administrators made ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/10/12

It has been the perfect school for my son, who is a soccer player and a jazz musician. Our challenge was finding a school with challenging, college preparatory academics, which allowed him room to pursue these other activities at a high level. We found it in MA, as well as a welcoming, warm and supportive ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/06/10

My daughter was the target of 'mean girls' here as a freshman and the administration did nothing about it, other than to suggest 'counseling' (my daughter had never had a problem socially before going to this school). I heartily agree with the last commenter - it is a school of alphas.

Posted by a parent on 03/30/10

The school has a bias towards extroverted kids. The thoughtful, studious, quiet students either never make it through admissions (probably because they don't have the 'gift of gab') and if they do, they are not seen as 'leaders'. There is a such a big emphasis on leadership and participating in a ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/24/10

As a current student, I would disagree with the last two comments. I am not a jock, but I am well-known on campus, and have my non-athletic achievements recognized. Yes, if you are only good at academics, you may start to feel inadequate, but that's because everyone is good at academics AND something ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/04/10

I agree that this is not a school that necessarily honors the kids that aren't jocks. Their standards have slipped, as kids that are less capable are admitted due to well connected, wealthy parents, and their athletic abilities. The kids are very entitled and realistically, the schools 'mission' is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/15/08

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San Rafael schools — Marin Academy is located at 1600 Mission Ave, San Rafael CA 94901. 1600 Mission Ave is in the 94901 ZIP code in San Rafael, CA Marin Academy is a Private school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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