I can t overstate the positive impact this school had on my son s education. My son is a non-traditional learner with an amazing mind. At his first high school he was a square peg being squashed through a round hole and was demoralized. Graduation looked unlikely. Then we switched to The Marin School
... Read more and our only regret is that we did not do it earlier. The school worked patiently with my son as he regained his confidence and it was beautiful to see his previous love for learning gradually re-ignited. He graduated with a sense of accomplishment and community. He was prepared to enter a top college engineering program where he has completed his first term fully engaged, with great grades. None of this seemed likely when he entered TMS a few years ago. The teachers at TMS are amazing. They have impressive credentials and could teach anywhere, but they choose TMS because it is where they feel their teaching ability has the greatest impact. TMS is not for every kid. By necessity most of its resources go into its teachers so the extra-curricular offerings are limited. But for high-potential kids that are non-traditional learners, there is no other school that comes close to TMS. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/28/15
This is a fabulous high school, unique in how it treats the whole person, and accepts the as they are. My daughter feels comfortable, and confident, and very proud of the success she has had in her first year of high school, after years of struggling in her studies. She loves her teachers, and thinks
... Read more of them as family. She has made more friends in her first year at The Marin School than in her previous eight years of school! Wonderful student body! Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/25/14
The faculty at The Marin School are world class. They teach to each students' strengths and they individualize to each students' needs. The staff truly care about the students and they go out of their way to create a sense of community. The students are responsible and they care about each other. They
... Read more learn to think critically, write well, and they are self-empowered to care about their own education. The school stays on top of the usual problems faced by all high schools. The kids are happy and they want to learn. I have been thoroughly impressed with all aspects of this school. After six years of having my children at this school, I think it is the best high school in Marin. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/24/14
What a gem! One of my boys started here in the fall of 2013 and has blossomed in ways I never thought I would see. He is a very smart child but not always a traditional learner. This school allows the teachers the opportunity to get to know the kids as individuals and help them achieve their personal
... Read more best. The academics are challenging and the special classes like Art and Music are beyond fabulous. The creativity and warm community are also a huge plus! The administration is top notch and the college counselor is also a bonus. This is definitely one to check out! Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/12/13
My son has just begun his second year at TMS and is enjoying school for the first time ever. The teachers are talented educators AND are experts in their subject areas. They're also perceptive about the learning styles of different kinds of students. The school offers a nice variety of electives
... Read more and extracurriculars, from music and drama to engineering (check out the Fab lab in you take the tour). Non-faculty staff (coach, counselor, college counselor, librarian, learning specialist etc.) are all talented, caring professionals and always have time for students. Read less
The Marin School is what saved me. I was falling to the back of the classroom in a big, public school. The Marin School's personalized attention is what made me a more outgoing person. The teacher-student relationships at The Marin School are something all other schools try to replicate. I could not
... Read more be happier at this school. There are no cliques; everyone is so friendly and so welcoming! I made friends within the first ten minutes I was at The Marin School. It really is a welcoming community that all individuals can thrive in. While some Negative Nancys focus on the problems of The Marin School, it really is extraordinary that such an experiential and progressive small school can succeed. Most of the other private schools in the area are pressure-cookers, but The Marin School is unique. We don't value extreme homework and stress levels. We value learning. We value teaching our kids true life lessons and learning valuable things. This school is a blessing. I think the new Head of School is doing a superb job, bringing in more students while still staying true to the morals of the school philosophy. I would probably still be in the back of a classroom if it wasn't for this school. Read less
Posted by a student on 05/27/13
This is the most god awful school on the planet. the school advertises " a high school that fits you" but all i found was cold shoulders and turned backs. the new director of the school was purely interested in profits. i would recommend this school for no one.
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Posted by a student on 02/17/13
There's a combination of mentorship and accountability at this school that can't be replicated in a larger setting. Our child is a freshman at the school this year and after 1 month I can say that the school has surpassed all of our expectations. Every faculty member is a gifted educator and I know
... Read more that sounds like hyperbole, but it's true. The teachers are very passionate about what they do. There is a saying here that "there is no back row at The Marin School", and it's true. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/13/12
The Marin School has been a great place for our sons, offering incredible teaching and small class sizes. The school is dedicated to finding the best in each individual student, and offers a supportive and challenging environment for the whole high school experience including great college counseling!
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Sausalito schools — The Marin School is located at 100 Ebbtide Ave, Sausalito CA 94965. 100 Ebbtide Ave is in the 94965 ZIP code in Sausalito, CA The Marin School is a Private school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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