Inspiring students to become passionate learners, beacons of kindness,
and advocates for positive change in our ever-changing world
Marin Horizon School
Welcome from Head of School
Since its founding in 1977, Marin Horizon has been providing a challenging and robust academic program combined with character-enhancing life skills. Marin Horizon is a place of creative, active learning built around our commitment to developing each student’s confident voice.
Meet the Faculty
Many of the faculty have been in the school for more than 20 years, and leverage their experience to shape the academic program to instill the love of learning.
In addition to being experienced and passionate teachers, the Marin Horizon faculty are learners themselves - they keep abreast of and adapt to the most advanced teaching methodologies with professional development.
Our transformative curriculum is designed to inspire students to embrace challenges, think critically, and become compassionate advocates.
Each grade’s curriculum has been thoughtfully crafted to generate intellectual curiosity, and purposefully connected to the next grade for a seamless continuity of learning.
Our experienced teachers make each lesson an immersive learning experience for deep, conceptual understanding.
Marin Horizon School offers a challenging academic program combined with character- enhancing life skills to give each student a voice. The curriculum is designed to ensure every student develops a strong learning foundation, a wide set of academic knowledge, and critical reasoning and problem-solving skills along with empathy and leadership skills for success.
Work on self-advocacy and academic resilience with critical thinking skills. Take ownership of learning and graduate with a strong sense of self to contribute positively to the world.
Learning Beyond the Classroom
At Marin Horizon, the learning extends beyond the classrooms into our beautiful surroundings and community, where students learn character development skills and become advocates for change. The experiential learning program teaches leadership, teamwork, independence, problem-solving, and care for the environment and our community. The Performing Arts program focuses on developing creative expression, imagination, and self-confidence.
Ruby Bridges Walk
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion aren't just words at Marin Horizon - they are part of the DNA of the community. Lower and Upper school students walk to Marin City to support equal access and civil rights - an experience in using their voice for causes greater than themselves.
"It's one thing to read about injustice, and another to speak out against it."
Wizard of Oz
Performances like the Monty Python, The Wizard of Oz, A Midsummer Night's Dream - students use their acting and vocal talents, and have a blast doing it. Each year, the school is talking about the breakout star who no one knew possessed such a talent for the stage.
"The 6th grader who plays Nick Bottom - belongs at the Globe Theatre in London."
Earth Day is an event at Marin Horizon, where the entire community comes together to learn about climate conservation from the students. Students spends months designing their unique sustainable creations, and the ramp walk finale is an unforgettable experience.
"Every single thing we do has an impact on the world around us."
The school may not have a track, but you wouldn't know it when you see the upper school students compete in regional events. The Physical and Outdoor Education programs leverage the surrounding natural trails to hone their running skills, on road and on trails.
"Every upper school student participates in the track meet - we value courage."
Marin Horizon stands out due to our deeply engaged community. Parents are a frequent presence on campus, immersing themselves in primary classroom readings, appreciating student projects, and joining events that unify us all. This community spirit is reflected in our students, who form friendships spanning different grades, fostering a sense of belonging that's increasingly elusive in modern times. The profound bond between the school and its families facilitates the holistic development of every student, underpinned by aligned principles and shared values.
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