At Marin Academy, we believe that educational excellence should push the boundaries of what is known today in order to prepare students for a world we can’t even imagine tomorrow.
Every day, MA teachers and students work side-by-side immersing themselves deeply in their subjects while honing the ability to think critically and creatively.
And because many voices are welcomed and encouraged at MA, our students cultivate the tools they need to live their lives fully, and the inspiration to contribute as compassionate citizens to our world.
“[Human Development] is the one place academically in the school day that students get to leave everything else and just be themselves.”
Cheyenne Robertson, Teacher
“MA does a great job of developing how we work in groups. It’s always a positive experience.”
“A left hook of feedback from Mary Collie during English class may change up your plan. But, what makes MA so special is the faculty’s willingness to pick you back up and help adjust your plan.”
Miles Kelly '18, Alumnus
“There’s always an emphasis here on conversation and discussion rather than assignments and assessments. We use class to explore topics together rather than just reflect on your own thoughts.”
“I volunteer for the MA alumni board because MA played a large role in shaping who I am today. By staying active in the community I hope to give students a little bit of what I gained at MA.”
Brittany Ouyang '07, Alumni Board Member
“When I’m in my arts class I feel at home. The Blackbox and the people who inhabit it are the most kind and close community at MA, and the intentionality of the group to create collaboratively is really special."
“There are so many cognitive benefits to exercise, especially at a school as academically rigorous as ours. We all know that students perform better when they take a step outside of the classroom and connect with their bodies.”
Kacie Schilling, Athletic Director
“This year MA dance students moved dance to the foreground, empowering and validating our work and our audiences, creating acts of reciprocity, articulating what language often hides. Movement is truth.”
Randee Paufve, Teacher
“I often think about the many things I got from Marin Academy, including a love of nature, a passion for social justice, and an appreciation for beauty in literature and the arts. Wishing the best to all of you. Keep on pursuing your dreams!”
Pam Greenberg '86, Alumna
“Using digital, cloud-based tools makes group project more successful. When work is collaborative and iterative, students can identify gaps and make improvements.”