At Marin Academy, you’ll find a campus filled with adults and students who are engaged and connected—with each other and within the world around us.
We are a forward-thinking school that strives for inclusivity across many spectrums. We give students the tools to learn how to express their viewpoints, and how to listen to other viewpoints with respect. At MA, everyone can find a path that’s right for them.
A typical day at MA
The way a school decides to spend its time says a lot. At MA, our schedule includes ample space for extended classroom discussion, project collaboration, meeting with teachers, community-building assemblies, and more. The rotation includes three classes each day that meet for an extended time period to allow students and teachers to delve deeply into coursework. And no bells. Ever.
Space to be yourself
MA students can start a new hobby, delve into a passion, or explore identity and cultural constructs through a variety of both typical and offbeat groups including the Ukulele Club, Jew Crew, and Random Acts of Kindness. Check out our Student Clubs as well as our Identity and Equity Groups.
Opportunities to engage
Along the path from freshman to senior year, students have lots of opportunities to engage with not only the MA community but also the larger community beyond campus. Explore our Outings Program and Minicourse offerings. These allow students to connect outside of the classroom and work together in a meaningful and collaborative way. And our Community Action Program will get you out into the world around us where you can make a positive impact.
Lastly, our Senior Speech program and Senior Arts Assemblies allow the community to learn from and witness a student's place here. It's an expression of how our students connect to both the student and adult community. This rite of passage connects all MA students to one another; the experience is transformative, one our students never forget.
Space to be yourself: MA students can start a new hobby, delve into a passion, or explore identity and cultural constructs through a variety of both typical and offbeat groups including the Ukulele Club, Jew Crew, and Random Acts of Kindness. MA also hosts special groups, such as Rethinking White and Folks (for those who identify as people of color), where members with a common identity can meet to talk about their experiences and concerns.
Community Engagement is an opportunity for students to put our competencies into action. There are so many ways that Demonstrated Empathy, Compelling Expression, and Imaginative Curiosity come into our work with community engagement.
Abby French, Spanish Teacher and Crossroads Director