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Annual Tuition 2014 - 2015
(Tuition includes all books, technology, activities and outdoor education fees.)

Toddler (2 - 3 years old)
8:20am/9:05am - 12:20pm/12:50pm
3 Mornings
$ 15,220
4 Mornings
$ 16,460
5 Mornings
$ 17,710
Primary (3 - 4 years old)
8:40am - 2:00pm (2:30pm for Kindergarten)
3 days
$ 20,880
4 days
$ 21,650
5 days
$ 22,470
Kindergarten Hawks (5 years old)
$ 26,220
Elementary & Middle School
8:20am - 3:00/3:10 or 3:30pm
1st – 3rd grades
$ 27,260
4th – 5th grades
$ 27,920
6th and 7th grades
$ 28,740
8th grade
$ 29,890

Horizon Center

The Horizon Center provides before and after school care. Planned daycare fees are annual fees designed for working persons who will be using Horizon Center on a regular basis. The rates are calculated at a significantly lower rate than drop-in fees and are paid in equal monthly installments, due on the first of each month, September-June. Drop-in charges will be billed monthly as incurred. There is a 1-hour minimum for using the Horizon Center. Students through 8th grade must be signed into Horizon Center if they are on school grounds before and after school. As a part of the Horizon Center program, all students in grades 1-8 will take part in a 30-minute study hall supervised by the Upper Horizon staff. 

Drop-in Daycare

Drop-in daycare for all students Primary through Middle School, a.m. and p.m., will be charged at a rate of $10.00 per hour. Late Pickup – After 6:00pm, you will be charged a late pickup fee of $2.00 per minute.

Planned Daycare

Planned daycare packages include Teacher In-Service and Conference Days only. Vacation periods are not included. Daycare is available during school vacations with advanced registration. The fees for vacation daycare are billed separately at a rate of $55 per day or $35 for a half day. Weekly rates are significantly discounted. There will be no credit for missed days.

Mornings (Toddlers) 8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
Afternoon (Toddlers) 12:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Afternoon (Toddlers) 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Mornings (Primary - 8th grades) 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Afternoon (Primary students) after school - until 6:00 p.m.
Afternoon (1st Grade) after school - until 6:00 p.m.
Afternoon (2nd - 5th grades) after school - until 6:00 p.m.
Afternoon (Middle School) after school - until 6:00 p.m.
Capital Deposits

Annual refundable capital deposits of $1,000 per child enrolled at Marin Horizon School are required from families with students in Primary through 7th grades. The maximum accrued capital deposit is $10,000 per child enrolled at MHS or $15,000 per family, whichever is less. Capital deposits payments can be financed through special arrangements that MHS has made with an established local bank. Capital deposit refunds of principal are made in September of the year following the student's graduation or departure.

Learning Support

Marin Horizon School provides a Learning Support Program to ensure the success of students who need additional academic support. This program includes regular direct support from a Learning Support Teacher, classroom observations, and regular communication between parents, teachers, and outside specialists retained by the family. The cost of the program is $3,750 for students in Kindergarten - 5th grade, and $4,000 for students in grades 6 - 8.


Marin Horizon School contracts with FACTS Tuition Management, a third-party tuition collection company, to collect tuition from families who opt to use a periodic payment plan. Details are mailed with enrollment contracts.
Tuition Assistance
Marin Horizon School has a strong commitment to socioeconomic diversity within our community. This commitment is embedded in the cornerstones of our institution and speaks to our core value of actively promoting and celebrating diversity of all kinds. We believe that the participation of families from a variety of backgrounds adds to the strength of our entire community and we are committed to making Marin Horizon affordable for families from all levels of income through our Tuition Assistance Program. We at Marin Horizon understand that affording independent school tuition can present a challenge. The school’s Tuition Assistance Program helps close the gap between the cost of attending Marin Horizon School and a family’s ability to pay. Assistance also covers a portion of non-tuition expenses including daycare, enrichment programs, tutoring, and outdoor education.

Approximiately 15% of our total tuition revenues is designated for tuition assistance. For this academic year, more than $1,000,000 was distributed to more than 20% of our families, with awards ranging from $2,200 to more than $24,000. If you have concerns about your ability to pay full tuition – either because you feel that the cost of an independent school education is outside the range of what your family can afford, or whether you have experienced a temporary change in your financial situation – please read through the following information for an overview of the Tuition Assistance Program and the factors used in determining tuition assistance grants. If you have any further questions about tuition assistance and whether your family might benefit from it, please call Dorie Akka at 415.388.8408, ext. 223 or email

Application Timeline

Due by January 14, 2015
  1. Complete a Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) through School and Student Service (SSS), a service of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Marin Horizon School uses SSS to assess a family's ability to pay for their child's education. All parents and step-parents are required to complete this form.

  2. New families, and returning families who are new to the financial aid process, should upload their 2013 tax returns and either w-2's or 1099's to SSS. Please include all schedules filed. 2014 tax returns and supporting documentation (w-2's or 1099's) should uploaded as soon as they are received. Awards are contingent until your file is complete with this information.

  3. Sign and upload to SSS IRS form 4506-T. Marin Horizon reserves the right to request copies of the tax returns you filed with the IRS to verify accuracy of the copies that you submit to SSS, and this form allows us to do so. We do not require you, however, to submit a check for the fee payable to the IRS.
Due by February 1, 2015

All families should upload their 2014 tax returns and either w-2's or 1099's to SSS. Please include all schedules filed. For those families who file their taxes late in the year, the Tuition Assistance Committee will make awards contingent upon receipt of these documents. They should be uploaded to SSS as soon as they are available.

March 3, 2015 

The Tuition Assistance Committee notifies returning families of their tuition assistance awards by March 3.

March 4, 2015

The Tuition Assistance Committee sends out tuition assistance awards with letters of acceptance to newly admitted preschool students. 

March 10, 2015 

Enrollment contracts for returning families who have applied for tuition assistance are due.

March 11, 2015 

The Tuition Assistance Committee sends out tuition assistance awards with letters of acceptance to newly admitted students in Kindergarten through 7th grades.

Enrollment contracts for newly admitted preschool students are due.

March 18, 2015 

Enrollment contracts for new families who have applied for tuition assistance are due.

Late Applications

Requests for tuition assistance that are filed after the deadlines will be made if funds are available and are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the fact that we may have requests for more assistance than we have funds available, we are not always able to meet full need as determined by SSS, but we make every effort to accommodate all families who are requesting assistance.


We grant Tuition Assistance awards for one year. We ask that parents complete a PFS each year and send it to SSS in accordance with the annual application deadlines. Unless there is a significant change in annual income or available assets, you can expect the approximate level of assistance to be continued from year to year.

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to frequently asked questions about our Tuition Assistance program, please visit our FAQ page.
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