Marin Schools

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Abbey Montessori

Abbey Montessori is dedicated in serving the Marin community by offering the optimum childcare for children ranging from ages 6 weeks to 6 years old

Allaire School

Day School for children with learning disabilities and/or ADD/ADHA since 1984. Grades 1-8; Ages 6-15

Bacich Elementary School

Elementary school located in Kentfield.

Bayside Elementary

Elementary school located in Sausalito.

Bel Aire School

Serving grades 3-5 in Tiburon.

Bodega Bay Elementary School

Grades K-5. Bodega Bay Elementary School uses a comprehensive literacy plan and the wealth of local resources for core subject study.

Bolinas-Stinson Union School District

An elementary district serving the West Marin community of Bolinas ... one school, Bolinas-Stinson School, for kindergarten through 8th grade.

Brandeis Hillel Day School

Jewish community school serving grades K-8.

Branson School

Academically rigorous coeducational day school grades 9-12.

Brookside School

Serving grades K-5 in San Anselmo.

Cascade Canyon School

A small, innovative private K-8 school with individualized curriculum located in the beautiful hills of Fairfax.

Coleman Elementary School

Serving grades K-5 in San Rafael.

College of Marin

Operates two campuses and a marine laboratory as one of the 108 college, 1.3 million student California Community College System.

Davidson Middle School

San Rafael city school.

Del Mar School

Serving grades 6-8 in Tiburon.

Dixie Elementary School

Dixie School is located in the Lucas Valley

Dixie School District

Serving the northern San Rafael communities of Terra Linda, Marinwood, Lucas Valley, and a portion of Contempo Marin ...includes three elementary schools and Miller Creek Middle school.

Dominican University of California

With an enrollment of 2,100 men and women, Dominican University offers a wide variety of academic programs in the areas of undergraduate, graduate, and extended education.

Dunham (Gate) Academy

A private, non-profit organization dedicated to the development of academically gifted children.

Edna Maquire School

Serving grades K-5 in Mill Valley.

Glenwood Elementary School

Grades K-5. Glenwood School, located east of Central San Rafael, serves the area from Bayside Acres east to Peacock Gap.

Golden Gate Academy

Golden Gate Academy is a Christian preschool that provides excellent preschool education in a warm, nurturing, fun environment.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School

K-7th and Preschool. A Novato tradition of academic excellence in a nurturing Christian environment for elementary and preschool children.

Hall Middle School

An award-winning public school for fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders in the Larkspur School District.

Hamilton Elementary School

Grades K-5. School Vision: A Home for the Mind. Hamilton Elementary School includes two campuses--the former Meadow Park School and Hamilton School.

Inverness School

Grades K-1. Inverness Elementary School offers developmentally appropriate education for primary age children.

Kent Middle School

Grades 5-8. Kent Middle School is situated near the business center of Kentfield and across from the College of Marin campus.

Kentfield School District

Serves the Central Marin Communities of Greenbrae and Kentfield; includes two schools: Anthony G. Bacich Elementary School (K - 4) and Adaline E. Kent Middle School (5 - 8).

Lagunitas School District

A kindergarten through 8th grade district on two adjoining campuses: Lagunitas Elementary School and San Geronimo Valley Elementary School.

Larkspur School District

Serves the communities of Larkspur and Corte Madera and has two schools: Neil Cummins Elementary School, for kindergarten through 4th grade students, and Henry Hall Middle School for grades 5-8.

Loma Verde Elementary School

Grades K-5. Mission: We’re building a future for all children.

Lu Sutton Elementary School

Grades K-5. Mission: To develop sensitive, creative thinkers, and responsible citizens for a changing world.

Lynwood Elementary School

Grades K-5. Mission: Bringing out the best in ourselves and others.

Madrone High School Continuation

Madrone Continuation High School provides alternative secondary education for students who desire individualized instruction and skills essential for lifelong learning. Grades 10 thru 12.

Marin Academy

An independent, coeducational, college preparatory school, is located in San Rafael, California, twelve miles north of San Francisco.

Marin Catholic High School

A college preparatory school serving young men and women in the Roman Catholic tradition.

Marin Christian Academy

MCA is in its 30th year of serving families in Marin County as a premier preschool through eighth grade academy. We have small class sizes, music, computer, and business programs that stimulate the creative side of our students. Call us for a tour and experience our learning environment.

Marin County Office of Education

An alliance of schools, agencies, and the Marin Community Foundation to provide support services for students who are having academic and/or behavioral difficulties in school.

Marin Day Schools

Marin Day Schools, a nonprofit child care organization governed by a board of directors, serves children ages 6 weeks through 10 years at campuses throughout the Bay Area.

Marin Horizon School

An independent, coeducational day school for pre-school children and students in grades K - 8.

Marin Montessori School.

Serving preschool thru grade 9

Marin Primary & Middle School

Treasuring childhood learning for life serving preschool thru grade 8

Marin ROP / Regional Occupation Program

Offers career classes for anyone 16 years old or older in the county. These classes are intended for anyone seeking a new career, a career focus, or upgrading

Marin School of the Arts

Marin School of the Arts is a free, regional public school, (grades 9-12) that offers all academics plus in depth study in Musical Theater, Theater Arts, Visual Arts, Digital Arts, Photography, Instrumental (Concert, Jazz, Chamber and Rock) and Vocal Music, Creative Writing, Dance and Video/Film.

Marin Waldorf School

A pre-K through 8 program that integrates the arts with academics to promote the development of the whole child, an extraordinary education!

Mark Day School

An independent, nonsectarian, coeducational, elementary school for students in grades kindergarten through eight.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy

Martin Luther King Jr. Academy for Excellence provides students with a positive educational opportunity that will allow them to succeed academically, behaviorally, and socially to become responsible members of the larger community.

Mary E. Silveira School

Mary E. Silveira School, situated in San Rafael's Marinwood area, serves Kindergarten - grade 5.

Merrytimes Kinderhaus Preschool/Daycare

This is a Montessori-based school for 18 months - 6yrs.
Hours: 6:30am-6:30pm. *Kindergarten Readiness *Arts&Crafts *Circle Time *Dance *Music *Outdoor Play *Science *Snack time *A very loving staff.

Mill Valley Middle School

Grades 6, 7, 8. Located adjacent to the Bay

Mill Valley School District

Mill Valley School District is located in Mill Valley, which is about 13 miles north of San Francisco in Marin County, California and includes 5 Elementary Schools and 1 Middle School.

Miller Creek Middle School

Grades 6 to 8. Selected as a California Distinguished School, situated in the Lucas Valley area of San Rafael.

Montessori de Terra Linda (MDTL)

Internationally accredited Montessori school serving children ages 2 to 12.

Mount Tamalpais School

A coeducational day school enrolling children in Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Neil Cummins Elementary School

A public school for kindergarten through fourth graders.

Nicasio School

Grades K-8. Nicasio School is the largest of the four rural one room school districts in Marin County.

Noah's Ark Preschool

Noah's Ark Preschool is dedicated to providing families in our community with a quality preschool and daycare program for ages 2-5. Noah's Ark is a premier academic preschool serving Marin County for over 30 years. Please call us to schedule a tour and meet our loving staff.

North Bay Christian Academy

Affordable K-12 education within a caring, diverse Christian community committed to academic and spiritual development.

Nova Education Center

NOVA Education Center, an independent study program, is located at the Hill Middle School site on 6.2 acres and shares facilities with Hill Middle School.

Novato Charter School

The goal of the Novato Charter School is to nurture the whole child with the objective of enabling students to become self-motivated, competent and life-long learners.

Novato Parents Nursery School

The NPNS is a parent participation cooperative preschool with a child-centered, play-based program for children ages 2 1/2 to 5.

Novato Unified School District

Serves students in north Marin and includes eight elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, one continuation high school, an independent study program and a charter school.

Oak Hill School

Oak Hill School is committed to working in partnership with families to inspire children with developmental challenges to become active and passionate learners and develope curiosity and closeness to others.

Old Mill School

Grades K-5. This modern facility incorporates computer technology and internet access in all of its classrooms and the library/media center.

Olive Elementary School

Grades K-5. Mission: Providing a positive and safe school environment is crucial to students’ success.

Oracle Independent Study

Provides an alternative to those students whose educational needs cannot be met through traditional programs; success for kids who have not succeeded is the purpose of this program.

Our Lady of Loretto School

K thru 8. Our Lady of Loretto School celebrates over 40 years of Catholic education to the Community of Novato.

Papermill Creek Childrens Corner

Offers the only full-time, licensed school readiness/child-care program in Coastal Marin.

Park School

Grades K-5. Located in the geographic center of Mill Valley across from Boyle Park and the municipal tennis court.

Penina Maier Jewish School

Penina Maier Jewish School welcomes children (toddlers through B'nai Mitzvah) and their families for a culturally enriched program of Jewish education and celebration, including music and movement for toddlers.

Pleasant Valley Elementary School

Grades K-5. Mission: Every child can reach excellence.

Redwood High School

As one of northern California’s top academic high schools, Redwood offers an outstanding college preparatory curriculum which includes Honors and Advanced Placement classes, as well as the opportunity for individual study and research

Reed Elementary School

Grades K-2. Reed School offers a nurturing climate for the primary age student.

Ring Mountain Day School

Ring Mountain Day School is an independent, coeducational preschool and elementary/middle school for students two years old through eighth grade.

Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies

Research scientists at the Center train and support students, host visiting scientists and collaborate with fellow scientists at local universities and agencies to study complex marine and estuarine environments.

Ross Cottage Nursery School

RCNS provides an exceptional nursery school / preschool / day care program for your child in a nurturing, peaceful environment where all care-giving is done with kindness and acceptance by a qualified staff.

Ross School

400 children attend Ross School in grades kindergarten through eighth. A strong tradition of parent and community support enhances the program.

Ross Valley School District

Serving Fairfax and San Anselmo with four schools: Brookside Elementary School, Manor Elementary School, Wade Thomas Elementary School and White Hill Middle School.

Saint Isabella School

Committed to providing an education that challenges students to live out the Catholic faith in service to the parish and wider community.

Saint Raphael Catholic Elementary School

Saint Raphael School, established in 1889, serves a diverse population of students Kindergarten through Eighth Grades. Preschool available on site (see: Saint Raphael Preschool).

Saint Raphael Preschool

"Angels" and "Saints" (PreKindergarten) classrooms for fully (or 'almost' fully) toilet trained children 2.9 years old through kindergarten; we offer two, three or five day Preschool(8:30-1:00)/PreKindergarten programs (8:45 to 1:15) with Extended Care available from 7:15 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.; our calendar follows Saint Raphael School Calendar.

San Andreas High School

San Andreas High School is the Tamalpais Union High School District's continuation/alternative education high school.

San Anselmo Cooperative Nursery School

The San Anselmo Co-op is a warm and loving parent participation preschool for children ages 2 years 9 months through five years old.

San Anselmo Montessori School

San Anselmo Montessori School offers a traditional Montessori preschool and kindergarten program for children ages 3-6 years, in a stable, nuturing setting.

San Domenico School

Girls & Boys Grades Pre-K through 8, Girls Day and Boarding Grades 9 through 12. Our Dominican heritage, sustainability is a defining feature of our school.

San Francisco Theological Seminary

A seminary of the Presbyterian Church (USA), we offer our students graduate theological education that is grounded in Scripture and grows out of the Reformed tradition.

San Jose Middle School

Grades 6-8. Mission: All children can learn....and with our help they will.

San Marin High School

Grades 9-12. Mission: Maintain a positive learning environment.

San Pedro School

Grades K-5. San Pedro School is located east of downtown San Rafael. It serves the communities east of Highway 101 and the area south of the San Rafael Canal.

San Rafael High School

Grades 9-12. San Rafael High School is a 110-year-old institution occupying 33 acres in central San Rafael.

San Rafael School District

Established by City Charter with two separate districts for the elementary (K-8) schools and high (9-12) schools.

San Ramon Elementary School

Grades K-5. Mission: Children, parents, and staff work cooperatively at San Ramon in a safe and caring environment where all children can learn, be successful and prepare themselves to live in, and contribute to, a changing world.


Sausalito Marin City School District

The Sausalito Marin City School District is an elementary district drawing its student population from Sausalito and Marin City. The District has three schools: Bayside Elementary, Martin Luther King, Jr Academy and Willow Creek Academy.

Shoreline Acres Preschool & Child Care

Non-profit parent co-operative preschool and child care center serving children 2.9 to 6 years old, located on the Tomales Elementary School campus.

Shoreline Unified School District

Serving the West Marin communities along Bodega Bay and Tomales Bay and includes four elementary schools, a high school, an independent study school and a continuation high school

Sir Francis Drake High School

A high school located in San Anselmo.

St. Anselm School

Since its founding in 1924, St. Anselm School has enjoyed a long tradition of providing high-quality Catholic education to elementary school children in Marin County, California.

St. Hilary School

Our graduates are educated to recognize the need to pursue lifelong learning and seek to acquire adult perspectives of Catholic principles and values so that they can become contributing members of family, parish, civic community and society.

St. Patrick's Elementary School

K thru 8th grade.The mission of St. Patrick School is to instill in our students a love and respect for our Catholic traditions, a strong academic foundation, and a reverence for themselves, others and the world around them.

St. Vincent's School for Boys

St. Vincent’s School for Boys, a program of Catholic Charities CYO, is a multi-service agency serving children and families in the North Bay Area.

Star Academy

Star Academy provides a comprehensive curriculum for students with learning differences.

Strawberry Point School

Elementary School, grade k through 5.

Sun Valley School

Grades K-5. Sun Valley School is located at the western end of San Rafael adjacent to rolling hills and acres of open space. The school serves the western portion of San Rafael including the Gerstle Park and Spring Grove areas.

Tam Valley School

Grades K-5. Located at the edge of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which provides a natural setting for environmental studies by classroom teachers and students.

Tamalpais High School

Grades 9-12. Tamalpais High School, founded in 1908, is the oldest school in the Tamalpais Union High School District.

Tamalpais Union High School District

Provides secondary school education to students residing in ten elementary districts in central and southern Marin ... includes three comprehensive high schools and two alternative schools

Tamalpais Union High School District Adult & Community Education

A brochure listing class descriptions and schedules is mailed to local residents six weeks prior to each quarter. Brochures are also available at district high schools and public libraries in Marin County.

Tamiscal Independent Study High School.

Alternative independent study secondary school providing opportunities for students to complete high school courses through self-directed study.

Terra Linda High School

High School located in San Rafael.

The Mill Valley Nursery School

An in-home preschool program designed to encourage a child's imagination and curiosity to inspire a lifelong love of learning.

The Mountain School Early Childhood Center

A magical, wholesome environment supporting young children and their parents as they cope with a stressful world.

The New Village School

The New Village School is a new and exciting K-8 elementary school located in Sausalito providing an education that creates opportunities for children to develop the skills necessary to live fully in our profoundly changing world.

Timothy Murphy School

Our mission is to meet the special education needs of St. Vincent's residents and day students within the Marin Community with serious emotional and learning disabilities by providing a strong educational program and nurturing environment.

Tomales Elementary School

Grades K-8. Bilingual education, literacy technology, and assessment are the focus of curriculum development at Tomales Elementary School.

Tomales High School

Grades 9-12. Curriculum improvement is an ongoing part of the daily academic program at Tomales High School.

Tree Sprites Preschool

A Waldorf-inspired preschool serving 6 children aged 2.9 to 5 years in our peaceful homelike setting fostering imagination, creativity and play

Trinity Preschool and Kindergarten

It is Trinity's purpose to provide a joyful, loving, and stimulating, environment in which young children can discover, create and grow as children while developing strong Christian values under the guidance and care of a dedicated staff.

Twin Cities Cooperative Preschool

A parent participation preschool that enrolls 30 children ranging in ages from 2 years, 9 months to 5 years old. Our mission is to provide an environment in which play and exploration engage and excite children and prepare them for life-long learning.

University of Play

An inclusive preschool where children learn by doing. UOP's enriching environment is stimulating and encourages each child to experience active play and free expression.

Vallecito School

Serves Kindergarten - Grade 5. Located in the Terra Linda area of San Rafael.

Venetia Valley School (K-8)

Grades K-8. Serves the communities of Los Ranchitos and Santa Venetia. It is located in northeast San Rafael near the Marin County Civic Center

Wade Thomas Elementary School

Grades K-5. A 1996-97 California Distinguished School recipient, is located in one of San Anselmo's oldest residential neighborhoods and is built on the site of the very first school in San Anselmo.

Walker Creek Ranch

An outdoor science school and retreat/conference center in Westerm Marin, owned and operated by the Marin County Office of Education.

West Marin School

Grades K-8. Reading, language arts, English as a Second Language, and physical education are the focus of curriculum improvement at West Marin Elementary School.

White Hill Middle School

This is the only middle school for the Ross Valley School District and it houses 615 students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

Willow Creek Academy

Willow Creek Academy is a charter school formed to serve scholastically and socially prepared K-8 students who show the ability and promise of succeeding in an academically challenging setting.

Women Helping All People

Offering Computer Literacy, GED/ESL, "Safe House" After School Tutorial program, Private School for grades K-8 and a "Free- Give Away" Finders Keepers Shop. WHAP is the organization for Rental and Critical Family Needs Assistance for Southern Marin.

Young Imaginations

Young Imaginations is a nonprofit arts education agency that puts the arts at the core of the curriculum for K-8 students.

Youth in Arts

Youth in Arts’ provide students with experiences and instruction in the visual and performing arts, and enriches the community with cultural events. Programs include:
Arts Unite Us - with at risk and special needs students.
Travel the World - music, dance, theater, visual and media arts from around the globe.