Admissions Summer Updates: As of July 1, the 2018-2019 admissions cycle is closed. If you would like to submit an application for the Fall of 2019, please email
For rising 8th grade families interested in applying for the fall of 2020: beginning on August 15 at noon, we will release spaces for the following month’s MA Admission events in Ravenna. Each subsequent month on the 15th we will release the following month’s events throughout the admission season. We can't wait to see you on campus!

Ways to Learn about MA

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  • Click here to learn about optional ways to get to know MA.

    To be added to our mailing list, sign up for Admissions events, and complete application steps:

    Create an account in Ravenna-Hub and complete the STUDENT PROFILE. You may then click “apply to schools” in your student dashboard and find Marin Academy in the School Directory. Be sure to click "Apply to MA" to be able to register for Admissions Events (listed below).

    We encourage you to attend these optional events to get to know MA:

    • Attend a STUDENT VISIT DAY (students only) OR an OPEN HOUSE (parents and students)
    • Attend an On-Campus OR Regional PARENT INFORMATION SESSION (parents/guardians only)
    • Attend the MA AFFORDABILITY SEMINAR in November (parents and students)
    • Attend an on-campus ATHLETIC CONTEST or ARTS PERFORMANCE (parents and students)

Apply to MA

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  • Click here to find the steps to apply to MA.

    If you haven’t already, create an account in Ravenna-Hub and complete the STUDENT PROFILE. You may then click “apply to a school” in your student dashboard and find Marin Academy in the School Directory and “Apply.” Or, if you have already created a Student Profile and “Explored” MA, you may simply “Apply.”
    This will give you access to complete the following required application steps through Ravenna-Hub:

     1. Submit the three-part APPLICATION including:

    • Bay Area Independent High School Parent/Guardian Common Form
    • Application Fee/Fee Waiver Code
    • Student Application

    2. Submit three RECOMMENDATIONS (current math and English teachers and Principal or Guidance Counselor)


    4. Submit TRANSCRIPTS from current & previous academic year

    5. Submit a copy of a GRADED EXPOSITORY ESSAY with teacher comments

    6. OPTIONAL application steps:

    • Participate in the CHARACTER SKILLS SNAPSHOT (MA is piloting this optional program along with several other schools this year)

Welcome to Marin Academy!

On behalf of the entire MA community, we thank you for your interest in our school. And while we hope to see you on campus soon, we encourage you, in the meantime, to explore our website to learn more about what makes us who we are. 
At MA, we believe 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. As a result, MA graduates are as well-prepared as they are well-rounded, and are uniquely qualified to embrace and solve the problems of the 21st century. 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.
Our classrooms are the starting point for a journey of learning, not the end. MA students are empowered to reflect deeply in order to make meaning of what’s been learned, a philosophy reinforced in the way we structure our day and in our practice of ensuring that instruction and assessments emphasize deep understanding as the true pinnacle of achievement—not just getting the answer right on a test. One of the benefits of being able to think deeply about their subjects is that our students develop critical thinking sensibilities—our curriculum allows students to look at problems from multiple perspectives, to analyze, and to synthesize until solutions are in view. 
Finally, at MA, we believe school should be joyful. Our formula for a joyous high school experience is to create a perfect blend of intellectualism, creativity, athleticism, compassion, and fun. Our graduates tell us time and time again the joy they found in their MA experience stemmed from the mix of all of those things together, and from the knowledge that supportive arms were around them on their journeys.
Speaking of journeys, we wish you the very best on yours, and hope it brings you to campus soon.
The Marin Academy Admissions Team

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 or by fax at (415) 453–8905.
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Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Application & Tuition Assistance Deadline: January 9, 2020
  • Admissions Decisions Available in Ravenna: March 20, 2020

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    Trent Nutting 

    Director of Admissions & Tuition Assistance
    (415) 482-3216
  • Photo of Diane Boodrookas

    Diane Boodrookas 10

    Senior Associate Director of Admissions
    (415) 482-3225
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    Joann Gatine 

    Admissions Associate
    (415) 482-3311