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Indexed Tuition

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 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.

Process / Timelines

Step 1:  Parents' Financial Statement - January 12, 2024

Marin Horizon School’s Indexed Tuition program is designed to make a Marin Horizon education possible for all families based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. We use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts. The deadline for completing the financial aid application including relevant supplemental documents is January 12, 2024.

Step 2: Clarity App Steps

To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. 

 

 - Start with household and applicant information. 

 - Select that you are applying to Marin Horizon School.

 - Sign and submit a Form 4506c to give Clarity permission to pull your prior year tax returns. (No upload required)

 - Enter financial information, including income, expenses, assets, and debts.

 

Note: Marin Horizon may require additional documents in addition to last year’s taxes.

Application Fee - At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit, but you can share you application with other additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. 

 

Clarity Application Support - If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen, as well as email and phone support at support@claritytuition.com or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish.

Late Applications

Requests for tuition assistance that are filed after the deadlines will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Renewals

Your indexed tuition / assistance is awarded for one year, but unless there is a significant change in annual income or available assets, you can expect the approximate level of assistance to be continued from year to year. Parents must complete a Person al Financial Statement each year using Clarity with the annual application deadlines.

  • 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.
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