Marin Academy

1600 Mission Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901

Located on a 10-acre campus 12 miles north of San Francisco, MA draws students from throughout the Bay Area. Its college preparatory curriculum features honors courses in all disciplines, as well as numerous electives. The school maintains a favorable student-teacher ratio and a small average class size. Opportunities for independent study, senior projects and study abroad are available. Juniors and seniors strongly interested in global education may choose to pursue an emphasis in international studies in tandem with their regular course of studies. Practicing artists teach in the performing arts and visual arts department. All students participate in interdisciplinary and experiential programs at year’s end. Freshmen draw on their modern world history and English classes in a study of World War II, while sophomores conduct mock trials based upon subjects with a global emphasis and derived from their investigations in contemporary world history. Juniors work together to present the Conference of American Possibilities, which expands on individual pupils’ American history research papers. Finally, seniors choose from extended overnight camping trips; a civic engagement; community-based, off-campus project work; or a reflective program called Vision Quest. A wilderness education program offers weekend opportunities for individual sports, while cultivating an appreciation of the outdoors. Through this program, students may pursue backpacking, cross-country skiing, scuba diving and rock climbing.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades 9-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address1600 Mission Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
Telephone415-453-4550
Fax415-453-8538
Year Established1971
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorA. Travis Brownley
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment409
Day Students409
Boys200
Girls209
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