The Marin Private School Guide

Marin Private School Guide

The Marin Private School Guide

Marin parents have countless options when choosing a private school for their child. Finding the right school can sometimes be overwhelming, so let Marin Mommies help you choose! Browse schools by location, and leave a review to help other parents make an informed decision.

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Marin Waldorf School
Featured school:
San Rafael
Lycée Français de San Francisco (LFSF)
Featured school:
Sausalito

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Join us for our Open House at Cascade Canyon School in Fairfax

April 26, 2017

Cascade Canyon School

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Cascade Canyon School in Fairfax, which offers K–8 progressive education.

Come visit Cascade Canyon School at our open house on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 am to noon. RSVP to admissions@cascadecanyon.org.

Our full day, developmental Kindergarten program includes an exciting, hands-on approach to specialist and core academic learning, across a wide range of subjects: science, art, music, theater, PE, Spanish, reading, writing, handwriting, word study, and math. An added benefit is Cascade Canyon’s unique learning community: students in grades K-8 travel, perform, play, and celebrate learning together throughout the year. The school also places a strong emphasis on children's social-emotional growth, and provides ample opportunities for cross-age mentorship, guided practice in naming and expressing feelings and needs, and a collaborative, school-wide approach to conflict mediation.

San Domenico Kindergarten: Where Learning Is a Celebration!

March 28, 2017

San Domenico Kindergarten

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from San Domenico School.

At SD, students love to grow and learn, not only in our classrooms, but also in our Visual Arts Studio, 3-D Maker’s Lab, Music Conservatory, one- acre Garden of Hope, and on our playing fields. We foster a growth mindset in every student by stretching their minds, tapping into their insatiable curiosities, and modeling a joyful, life-long love of learning. The result? Bright-eyed, eager students ready to devour learning in a Kindergarten environment that feels like a celebration!

Ross Valley Charter Opens Fall 2017 for TK-5th Grade

February 21, 2017

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Ross Valley Charter, opening this fall for TK–5th grade at the White Hill School campus in Fairfax.

Enter a Ross Valley Charter kindergarten/first grade classroom and you discover a joyful buzz of activity. Scanning the room, you notice a group of children happily constructing a marble run with blocks and PVC pipes, others playing a math game with a parent, and some outside observing wildlife with magnifying glasses and notebooks. Amidst the action, you locate the teacher, sitting on the rug with a small group of students forming letters on mini chalkboards. A girl approaches: “Would you like to see the painting I’m working on?”

Upcoming Marin Private School and Preschool Open Houses

January 6, 2017

San Domenico School

Photo: San Domenico School

This month, several independent schools and preschools in Marin are holding open houses for parents of prospective students. If you're considering a local a preschool or elementary school for your child, you'll definitely want to. The following schools and preschools are holding open houses this January. Most require RSVPs in advance.

Where Academics and Character Are Classmates: Character Building Tools at Home and at School

November 3, 2016

Marin Horizon School

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Marin Horizon School, which offers education for children from toddler through 8th grade in Mill Valley.

Children as young as two years old are already beginning to build social awareness and an understanding of their place in the world. Parents often chose schools with strong character-building programs, like Marin Horizon, because they value having their children educated in a culture of integrity, respect, and responsibility. It is in the heartfelt partnership between parents and schools that children are taught the core values and skills that create strong character.

Southern Marin Mothers' Club Private School Fair

September 18, 2016

SMMC Marin Private School FairIf you're a Marin County parent looking into private schools for your children, make sure you plan on visiting the third annual Southern Marin Mothers' Club Private School Fair, which takes place at Brandeis Marin school in San Rafael on Thursday, September 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Most private schools in southern Marin, as well as many other schools throughout the county, will be represented at this event.

This fair is designed for parents looking for private school kindergarten options for their children in Marin as well as parents wanting to switch schools or who are new to the area. This year's speaker, Dana Nelson-Isaacs, will discuss admission, financial aid, and affordability. The parents will then circulate around the school tables and learn about the differences between the programs.

The fair begins at 6:30 pm Brandeis Marin school in San Rafael. Children, with the exception of infants in arms, should not attend this event. Light snacks and drinks wil be provided.