Welcome to Marin Horizon!

I am delighted by your interest in Marin Horizon School. Since its founding in 1977, Marin Horizon has been educating students in a fundamentally different–and impactful–way. Marin Horizon is a place of creative, active learning built around the intellectual and social needs of children. While I could go on for pages about the strengths of Marin Horizon, the essence of our school is best summarized by the following five characteristics:

WE ARE INSATIABLY CURIOUS
We believe in sparking curiosity in our students and nurturing their love of learning from the Toddler all the way through the 8th grade. We encourage them to follow their curiosity and pursue their unique interests.

WE ARE COMPLEX THINKERS
Through project-based learning we purposefully develop connections between subjects at every stage of learning. We believe that the best way to stoke a curious mind is through rigorous, progressive, comprehensive academics that are rooted in a depth and foundation from the youngest ages.

WE EMBRACE CHALLENGE    
From the very beginning we are giving our students multi-layered questions to wrestle with, ones without simple answers. Our students become tenacious, eager problem solvers, who embrace technology as a tool and instead of asking ‘why,’ they ask, ‘why not?’ We encourage students to risk failure because we know it’s an essential part of the learning process.          

WE ARE ACTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS
We challenge our students to be inclusive leaders, big dreamers, and citizens of the world. We believe that every child can make a difference in the world. We give our students the tools to make a difference right now.

WE HAVE A VOICE
Our students are confident self-advocates. We ensure that our students are known, heard and appreciated as individuals by their teachers and the broader school community.

Observe Marin Horizon in action and you will see and hear a dynamic and motivated community of learners. You will also observe skilled teachers using proven methods to help students develop academic mastery, social character, and personal confidence. Beyond our classrooms, you will find enriching outdoor education programs, field trips, and extracurricular opportunities.

I invite you to visit Marin Horizon School.  Tour the campus, observe a classroom, and discover the unique opportunities that await your child.

I look forward to meeting you in person!
Bill Perrine
Head of School