We are looking forward to meeting you, and we can't wait to meet your student. Visit our school, observe a classroom, meet a teacher, and discover how Marin Horizon can help your student find their voice.
When you visit our school, you’ll observe the strengths of the academic program, where each grade’s curriculum has been thoughtfully crafted, and purposefully connected to the next grade for a seamless continuity of learning. You’ll get exposed to the concept of Universal Design for Learning - a framework for designing and delivering rigorous and engaging instruction. In our classrooms, you’ll see a dynamic and motivated community of learners being active participants in their education. You’ll observe skilled teachers who make each lesson an immersive learning experience to ensure deep academic understanding.
How to Apply
Marin Horizon use Ravenna as our application system. In order to inquire, visit, or submit an application, you'll need to create a Ravenna account. You can do so here.
We look forward to receiving your applications for the 2024 - 2025 school year by January 12, 2024.
If you're interested in the current school year, we have openings in some grades - firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry Age (by September 1)
Toddler Program: 2 years.
1st Year Primary: 3 years.
2nd Year Primary: 4 years.
Kindergarten: 5 years.
Visit our campus and see our dynamic and motivated learners being active participants in their education. Observe skilled teachers who make each lesson an immersive learning experience to ensure deep academic understanding. Please visit the Events and Tours page for dates.
We look forward to getting to know you, your student, and what's important to your family. The parent interview is also an opportunity for you to get to know us, and ask questions to determine if the mission and approach of the school is right for you. We ask every applicant is asked to visit our campus.
Student Visit Day
We like our prospective students to experience Marin Horizon. We ask every applicant is asked to spend a day on campus, attend a few classes, and get familiar with their potential classmates. We believe in the student having a voice in their admissions process.
The tuition at Marin Horizon is set each year to support a budget that allows Marin Horizon to operate a program that is aligned with its mission. The yearly budget allows our school to retain and hire experienced teachers that shape our students, deliver an academic program that in unparalleled, and maintain the financial strength of the school.
Tuition for the 2023 - 2024 school year varies from:
$22,848 to 26,587 for the Toddler Program (3 - 5 days)
$32,506 to 33,695 for the Primary Program (4 - 5 days)
$40,916 for the Lower School (K - 4)
$43,152 for the Upper School (5 - 7)
$44,867 for the Upper School (8th Grade)
Toddler and Primary tuition varies by number of days. The tuition includes all academic fees, books, technology and outdoor education trips.
Indexed Tuition and Assistance
Our mission is to ensure that every family, regardless of their financial background, can access the outstanding programs offered at our school. On average we distribute $2.3 million in tuition assistance dollars each year, and more than 30% of our students benefit from the indexed tuition model. Tuition assistance amounts range from 10% to more than 90%, and the program also covers a portion of non-tuition expenses.
An annual refundable capital deposit of $1,000 per enrolled student is required from families with students in Primary through 7th grades. Capital deposits are waived for those families who receive a tuition assistance award.
Marin Horizon is dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience for all students. Our goal is to ensure that every family, regardless of their financial background, can access the outstanding programs offered at our school.
Our indexed tuition model allows us to tailor the yearly tuition to match each family's income. At Marin Horizon, we firmly believe that financial circumstances should not hinder a student's access to the life-transforming opportunities. Some families with different financial backgrounds may have questions about how they and their children will fit into the diverse environment at an independent school. We welcome these questions and are committed to creating a community that celebrates diversity in all its forms, including socio-economic differences. At Marin Horizon, we believe that every family brings unique and valuable perspectives to our community, and we strive to ensure that all families, regardless of income, feel welcomed and included. Our commitment to nurturing passionate learners, beacons of kindness, and advocates for positive change in our ever-changing world is at the core of everything we do.
If you have a student who aligns with our mission and values and would thrive in an environment where their potential is recognized and nurtured, we encourage you to apply. We understand that choosing an independent school can feel daunting, but we are dedicated to making the process as inclusive and supportive as possible. Our admissions team is eager to work with you to explore how our indexed tuition model can best accommodate your family's unique financial situation.
We believe that diversity enriches our community, and we actively seek to foster an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone can flourish. Your child's passion, dedication, and commitment to positive change are what truly matter to us.
We believe in the power of education to shape futures and make a difference, and our dedicated faculty and staff are here to support and guide each student on their journey to becoming compassionate leaders and confident individuals.
Portrait of a Marin Horizon Graduate
"So what do these words “finish strong” mean? Jesse Pearson, my English teacher, says they mean that if it’s worth doing, then it’s worth doing well. I agree. To me, finishing strong means that If you’re playing basketball, you should play as hard in the fourth quarter as you did in the first. Finishing strong means that if you’re a pilot you have to get your landing just right. That last push at the end of a marathon could be the difference between just finishing, and beating a world record. Finishing strong means giving something – whether it be your last few months at school or your final speech – everything you have, and then getting off of the stage".
Lizzie Key ('01)
Director, Enrollment Management
Associate Director, Enrollment
What is the application deadline for the 2024 - 2025 school year?We accept applications for the 2024-25 school year until January 10, 2024.
How do I apply?Marin Horizon uses Ravenna as the application management system. Please create an account if you don't have one already, and you'll be able to submit your inquiry and application there.
Do you offer discounts for multiple students from a family?No. We have many families with kids in different grades, and while there is a preference given during the admissions process to a sibling, there are no discounts for multiple children.
Do you offer tours of the school?Yes. Visit our campus and see our dynamic and motivated learners being active participants in their education. Please visit the page for Tours and Events to schedule a visit. We also have open houses through the admissions season.
How many openings are available each year?We welcome families to apply for admission to any grade, even if it is not an official entry point. Major entry points, in which we regularly add new students, are Toddler (approximately 36 openings), Primary (approximately 5 openings), Kindergarten (approximately 8-10 openings), and 6th Grade (approximately 6-10 openings).
What is the application process like if I do not live locally in the SF Bay Area?We're happy to work with you, wherever you are! Just reach out to our team and we can make arrangements for you to learn all about Marin Horizon, from a distance. We are used to working with families who are across the country or sometimes, International - who are considering a move to the area.
How can I be involved as a parent at Marin Horizon?Marin Horizon fosters a close community, so parent involvement is encouraged and welcomed! You can volunteer as little or as much as you want to, and as your schedule allows. Volunteering opportunities range from serving as a class parent for your child's class to serving on one of the many Community Association committees or helping at school events. Many of our parents are involved in some way.