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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Upcoming Marin Private School and Preschool Open Houses

January 5, 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.

  • San Domenico School
    San Anselmo
    Saturday, January 7, 10 am

    The best way to get to know San Domenico is to come for a visit! Their K–8 open house takes place Saturday, January 7. RSVP online. More information
  • Greenwood School
    Mill Valley
    Wednesday, January 11, 6:30–8:30 pm
    Greenwood School offers a sophisticated academic program within a culture that honors creativity, integrity, and striving. Come tour the campus, visit classrooms, and ask questions of our Head of School, faculty, parents, eighth-grade students and alumni. Children grades 5 and above welcome. RSVP required: (415) 388-0495 or admissions@greenwoodschool.org.

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.

Waldorf: The Pioneer of Progressive Education

October 25, 2016

Marin Waldorf

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Marin Waldorf School.

Did you know that Waldorf is the fastest growing educational model in the world, with over 250 schools in the US alone? Come see why at Marin Waldorf’s FLUID Open House on Saturday, November 5. With more and more schools beginning to integrate Waldorf’s experiential learning model into their curriculum, it is clear that the mission to raise happy, healthy children from the inside out is making a huge impact.

For over 40 years Marin Waldorf School has served families with an education that nurtures family life, fosters social and environmental awareness, and delivers academic and artistic excellence.

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.

A Relevant Education in a Nurturing Environment

July 25, 2016

Caulbridge School Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from the Caulbridge School in Fairfax.

Learning is a natural process when you integrate nature, arts, movement, friendship and academics. We believe children learn best with structure, warmth and encouragement. Children do not learn when they feel disengaged, anxious and unsafe, or when the classroom environment is overrun with distraction. Our teachers develop genuine relationships with students because children learn about respect by being respected.

Caulbridge School is committed to courageous learning and positive self-concept along with academic strength. We intentionally focus on courageous learning as a student outcome because the ability to step outside of one’s comfort zone relates to success in academics, relationships and life. We believe that in times of increased stress or challenging situations, positive self-concept serves as a source of resiliency and compassion for self and others. By positive self-concept we mean the ability to evaluate oneself in positive and self-affirming ways across situations and contexts, even when falling short of one’s expectations or hopes; the ability to demonstrate pro-social behavior, ethical decision-making, and a striving for genuine and caring relationships.

Lycée Français de San Francisco: A World of Opportunities

February 24, 2016

Lycée Français de San Francisco Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Lycée Français de San Francisco French immersion school.

French Immersion Education in Marin
Open House
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Come and discover LFSF Sausalito! Meet our wonderful community and find out more about French immersion and bilingual education.

  • 10–11 am: French Language Immersion Class Information Meeting
  • 11 am–noon: Open House
  • 11 am–3 pm: French Market

Join us for a French Market from 11 am to 3 pm, with French food, delicious baked goods, crêpes, chocolate, beverages, vendors, crafts for kids, and music! Teachers and parents will be available for private school tours while kids join teacher-led activities.