Marin Horizon Fast Facts

Enrollment & Students
  • 305 students, including 24 students at our Toddler Cottage located on Miller Avenue
  • 20 - 30 students per grade level
  • Student-faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Diversity (students of color): 30%
  • Multi-age classrooms inspire peer learning and leadership at all ages
Faculty
  • Total faculty: 48, including assistants
  • Average teaching experience: 22 years
  • Average Marin Horizon tenure: 11 years (head teachers); 8 years (assistants)
  • 13 teachers with Master's degrees
  • Faculty specialists in Art, Spanish, Music, Physical Education, Library Sciences, Technology, and Learning Support
  • Adjunct faculty in Arts, Music, and Drama
Tuition Assistance

For 2016 - 2017, Marin Horizon School has awarded more than $1.4 million in tuition assistance to more than 23% of our families. Awards range from $2,530 to $31,500.

Transportation

The School offers bus transportation to and from San Rafael, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Sausalito and San Francisco in the mornings and afternoons.

Supporting Marin Horizon
 
The Development Department at Marin Horizon works in partnership with the entire community to support our mission of challenging all students to be thoughtful, life-long learners who will make a difference in the world. We do this through fundraising and community building, and encourage all families to participate in school life at a level that is meaningful for their family. As the cornerstone of our fundraising program, the Horizon Fund helps make up the difference between tuition revenues and the true cost of delivering our exceptional programming. Gifts to the Horizon Fund support current technologies for students and teachers, field trips, Outdoor Education, art, music, drama, athletics, competitive salaries and retirement funds, and tuition assistance.

Accreditation & Affiliation

Marin Horizon is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). Our most recent accreditation was conducted in February 2015. Marin Horizon is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and International Montessori Council. The preschool is licensed by the State of California.

Marin Horizon is a member of the Bay Area Directors of Admissions (BADA) group, a collaboration of Bay Area Independent schools. We promote support to families and schools in the admissions process by agreeing upon best practices, coordinated timelines, and open communication. Please see the ISSFBA  website for further information. 

Governance:

Marin Horizon is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees comprised of elected community members, parents, alumni, alumni parents, faculty representatives and the Head of School.

High School Placement:

In a highly competitive placement environment, where Bay Area students apply to many schools and acceptance rates run from 1-in-3 to 1-in-7, Marin Horizon students fare extremely well. 75% or more of our graduates in any given year choose to apply to independent high schools, and 95% or more of students who apply, are accepted by one or more of their top choices. Many students receive multiple acceptances. See "Our Alumni" in the Community section for more about high schools and colleges.

Classes of 2015 through 2016 High School Placement

High School
Applied
Accepted
The Bay School
19
13
Branson
7
5
Drew
9
8
Lick Wilmerding
4
2
Marin Academy
19
10
Marin Catholic
7
6
San Domenico
2
2
St. Ignatius
1
1
Sonoma Academy
1
1
University High School of San Francisco
4
3
The Urban School of San Francisco
7
5