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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Lycée Français de San Francisco (LFSF)
Featured school:
Sausalito
St. Isabella School
Featured school:
San Rafael

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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.

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.

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.

Open House at New Village School in Sausalito

January 5, 2016

New Village School Kindergarten Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from the New Village School in Sausalito.

The New Village School is hosting an Open House School Tour for all interested parents this Saturday, January 9, 10 am–12:30 pm.

The New Village School, a Bay Area independent school located in Sausalito, redefines education for children in grades K–8. This is a unique learning environment that is best experienced in person. Come hear about the curriculum and philosophy from the teaching team and meet recent graduates who will tell you how NVS has served them in their transition to high school.