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Applying to Marin Horizon

We're excited that you're considering Marin Horizon for your student, and our admissions team is eager to connect with you personally.


​The information below outlines Marin Horizon's application process. Application forms as well as further details about each step can be found on our online application platform, Ravenna.


Throughout the process, we want you to know that we are in this together. If you have any questions or need assistance completing these steps or forms please call 415-388-8408 x.224 or email

Steps to Apply


Marin Horizon uses Ravenna as our application system. The first step in the application process is to create an online inquiry and admissions account through (if you have not already done so), and navigate to Marin Horizon through the School Directory. 


Register for a Tour or Open House 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.


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 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 like our prospective students to experience Marin Horizon. We ask every applicant to spend a day on campus, attend a few classes, and get familiar with their potential classmates. We believe in students having a voice in their admissions process.


Depending on the grade-level of a prospective student, we may request additional materials, including teacher recommendations, transcripts, and student essays. 

Applications Deadline


Applicants who completed all required application items by January 12, 2024 will receive a decision via the admissions portal by March 15, 2024. 


Decision release for all other completed applications will resume in April and continue on a weekly (rolling) basis.

Entry Age

(by September 1)

Toddler Program: 2 years.

1st Year Primary: 3 years.

2nd Year Primary: 4 years.

Kindergarten: 5 years.

  • What is the application deadline for the 2024 - 2025 school year?
    We prioritize applications received by January 12, 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year, but will continue to accept applications after that date.
  • 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.
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Get in Touch.

We want you to know that throughout the applications process, we're in this together. Reach out to us at any time.

415-388-8408 x.224

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"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".

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