Provider of educational, behavioral, and therapy services for children and teens diagnosed with high functioning autism, social and emotional challenges, learning differences, and other neuro-developmental impairments. Now in Santa Rosa.
Independent, co-educational Jewish day school. San Rafael.
A co-educational, independent, college-preparatory day school, with 320 students, committed to encouraging students to engage in a life of purpose, passion, and fulfillment. Ross.
Provides an integrative curriculum and adaptive teaching to inspire creativity and to foster accountability and responsibility. Fairfax.
Provides a relevant education in a nurturing environment. San Rafael.
For children 2-5 years old.
The Discovery School follows the Reggio approach, an early childhood educational philosophy that nurtures children’s deep curiosity and believes they can drive their own learning.
12-14 year-old boys form a small Cohort that is guided by Mentors through a series of projects covering diverse and relevant topics. In this relationship and via this setting the boys are empowered to grow into kind, collaborative, resourceful, and resilient young men.
A non-traditional private school with completely customized one-to-one classrooms with self-paced classes. San Rafael.
Gate Academy is a year-round day school dedicated to educating academically-gifted students in grades K–8 with an inquiry-based curriculum. San Rafael.
A coeducational accredited Christian day school, offering an enriched environment with academic excellence in a nurturing Christian setting. Novato.
A Waldorf school offering a dynamic education that recognizes the developmental phases of childhood and fosters the emerging capacities of each child. Mill Valley.
A non-profit school serving children with mild to moderate autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Mill Valley
Provides an international community of students a rich educational environment based on the highly-respected French national curriculum and enriched by core college-preparatory American courses. Sausalito.
Co-educational campus of 400 students, each challenged to individual to think, question and create. San Rafael.
Provides personalized teaching, experimental learning, innovative lessons, and non-traditional, effective learning opportunities that prepare graduates for college and life beyond. San Rafael.
Catholic, co-ed college prep, high school founded on the values of faith, knowledge and service. Kentfield.
Marin Christian Academy
Provides a strong academic program that is biblically-based and uses a comprehensive core curriculum with an emphasis in fine arts and technology. Combined with North Bay Christian Academy. Novato.
An independent coed day school teaching students to become skilled learners and ethical human beings, motivated to make a difference in the world. There is a tradition of high parent involvement. Corte Madera.
Challenges students to be self-reliant thinkers and lifelong learners. Mill Valley.
Children are given the opportunity to be responsible for their education – they are excited to learn, retain their knowledge and pursue their passions. Elementary campus: Corte Madera, Junior High campus: San Rafael.
The school offers a full Montessori curriculum and a Bilingual Program where children are taught to communicate in both English and Spanish. San Rafael.
Offers a challenging academic program in which teachers are actively engaged in helping students reach their potential and discover their passions. Larkspur.
Provides an education that delivers academic excellence, nurtures family life, and fosters social and environmental awareness. San Rafael, Marinwood.
An, independent, non-religious day school that nurtures a love of learning, engagement in the community, and development of compassion in an ethical framework. San Rafael, Terra Linda.
Creating each day an atmosphere filled with the excitement of discovery and the joy of learning. San Rafael, Terra Linda.
Provides students with a solid academic foundation and to foster a genuine enthusiasm for learning. The departmentalized, integrated curriculum focuses on concepts and research skills, imparting a Christian Worldview. Mill Valley.
Drawing inspiration from the principles of Waldorf Education, preventative discipline, and Kim John Payne’s Simplicity Parenting, provides a program that is unique and accessible to all.
An innovative community of learners – children and adults – trying to discover even more about themselves and creating an atmosphere in which everyone feels safe to be vulnerable, honest and authentic. Sausalito.
A learning community of parents, teachers, and students where all teach and all learn in the shadow of wonder and courageous risk-taking that is focused and intentional. Combined with Marin Christian Academy. Novato.
A non-profit school with the mission to educate high functioning dyslexic children. Larkspur.
Dedicated to excellence in education that is Christ-centered and rich in Catholic tradition. Novato.
6-8, 8-9 gap
Offers a personalized, intensive and integrated education for exceptional students as they navigate the crucial transition from childhood to adolescence. Maximum of 15 students. Larkspur.
Provides a curriculum based on the progressive philosophy of John Dewey, a program that educates children by creating a safe learning community where students can take risks and be challenged according to their readiness and ability. Mill Valley.
Provides a faith-filled community where children receive a strong Catholic religious and academic foundation allowing them to develop their unique personal and intellectual gifts. Tiburon.
Exceptional academics and Dominican values cultivate lives grounded in a sense of purpose. Our community dedicates itself to discovering and celebrating meaning, purpose, and joy as part of every endeavor. San Anselmo.
Provides a high-quality Catholic education that emphasizes the spiritual and personal development of its students. San Anselmo.
A faith-filled, Catholic parish school with a challenging academic curriculum, fosters student growth and confidence through a variety of enrichment and service programs. San Rafael. stisabellaschool.org
Provides a strong Catholic faith-based academic curriculum in a warm and caring atmosphere. Larkspur.
Fosters a Catholic faith that gives meaning and direction to life, challenges and guides students to pursue academic excellence, and instills within them a spirit of service to God and others. San Raphael.
A comprehensive, individualized education program for students with learning differences. Private and non-profit. San Rafael.
A WASC-accredited, college-preparatory school that teaches U.C.-approved courses one-to-one and in small groups. Sausalito.
A public school option that leverages a progressive education model. This model emphasizes inquiry, exploration, and hands-on, immersion-based experiences. Fairfax.
A public school that aims to create and maintain a calm and artful environment which stimulates each child’s distinctive strengths and qualities, thereby allowing their academic abilities to blossom. Novato (Ignacio).
Provides a safe educational environment where chemically dependent students can develop a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle, make significant academic progress, identify and address emotional issues, and make sound career and vocational decisions in a highly structured and closely supervised setting. San Rafael.
Willow Creek was created with a philosophy and belief that inquiry driven, project-oriented learning would provide residents an opportunity to participate in their children’s education. Sausalito.
A Note About Montessori Schools
There are several options for Montessori Schools in and near Marin, plus schools that adopt Montessori principles and practices:
- Corte Madera Montessori, see above
- Marin Montessori, private, see above.
- Montessori of Central Marin, private, see above.
- Montessori of Terra Linda, private, see above.
- Spring Hill Montessori in Petaluma, private.
- Sparrow Creek Montessori in Sausalito, private.
- River Montessori in Petaluma, public.
- Lagunitas Public Montessori Program in West Marin, public.
Mommies of Marin provides a list of preschools in each Marin town.