Applying to Marin Academy begins by creating an account on Ravenna, our web-based application site.

If you haven’t already done so, create an account in Ravenna, and complete a student profile.

When you are on your dashboard, click on the “Apply to a school” button, which will lead you to the School Directory. Once there, search for Marin Academy, and click on the “Apply” button. (Don't worry—clicking on the "Apply" button doesn't force you to complete the application, but it allows you to register for admissions events.) Please note that MA has adopted a test-free policy for the 2021-22 admissions season. Students have a myriad of opportunities to share their many skills and talents through our comprehensive application process. We look forward to getting to know you!

Once you decide you would like to apply to Marin Academy, log into your Ravenna account, and click on your Marin Academy Application page to begin the application steps which are listed below.

Required Application Steps:

  1. Submit all four Application Forms which include:
    • The Marin Academy Preliminary Application Form
    • Common Student Activity & Interest Form*
    • The Marin Academy Parent/Guardian Application Form
    • The Marin Academy Student Application Form

  2. Submit three Recommendations(from your CURRENT Math and English Teachers and your Counselor or Principal).*
  3. Submit Transcripts of your Middle School grades. (If you attended more than one school please ensure that you submit grades from all schools attended.)
  4. Submit a copy of an Analytical Essay you completed during your current school year. (Please ensure that the essay includes teacher comments and a grade.)
  5. Submit the Analytical Essay Reflection Form.

Optional Application Steps:

  1. Complete an Interview. We offer three distinct interview styles: a traditional 1:1 interview with a member of the MA community, and two unique collaborative options - the Design Workshop Experience and the Passage Reading Experience. (Please choose only one interview option.)

  2.  Submit a Performing or Visual Arts portfolio.
  3. Submit an additional piece of academic work.
  4. Participate in the CHARACTER SKILLS SNAPSHOT.

*Bay Area Ravenna Schools Common Forms

Important Dates and Deadlines:

January 6, 2022:  Completed Application Deadline. Please contact the Admissions Office at if you need an application fee waiver.

January 6, 2022:  Tuition Assistance Application Deadline. Please visit School and Student Services (SSS) for more information.

February 14, 2022:  Tax forms for the year 2021 are due.

March 18, 2022:  Admissions Decisions will be posted on Ravenna at 4:00 p.m.

March 21-23, 2022:  Optional Revisit Week for admitted students.

March 24, 2022:  Deadline to accept Tuition Assistance Awards and contract. Due at 12:00 p.m.

March 25, 2022:  Deadline for all enrollment contracts. Due at 12:00 p.m.

May 7, 2022:  New Student Welcome Day

Contact Us

Marin Academy Admissions Office
1600 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

If your needs are more immediate, please contact the Admissions Office by phone at (415) 453-2808

Apply for Tuition Assistance

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The MA SSS School Code is 4852