The Marin Academy Parents' Association (MAPA) organizes activities and events that provide parents and guardians opportunities to get involved and stay connected with Marin Academy. Our activities enhance school life for students, faculty, staff, parents and the larger community.

A Very Warm Welcome to MAPA!

Every parent or guardian is a member of the Marin Academy Parents' Association. Find a couple of events (or more!) that look interesting to you and follow the advice you give your children: jump in with both feet!
Get Involved!
MAPA coordinates a myriad of events and we invite all MA parents and guardians to get involved! Some events occur during weekdays and others are in the evening or on weekends. Please explore the Volunteer Form and check all activities that interest you. Don't worry, you're not committing yourself to anything. You're just putting yourself on a list to hear about ways to get involved.
Stay Connected!
  • Parents' Quarterly Updates (formerly MAPA General Meetings) are a great way to keep your finger on the pulse of MA. Each meeting features an update from Head of School, Travis Brownley, plus other faculty and staff will discuss current happenings on campus. 2018-19 meeting dates are listed below.
  • Join us at MA events - whether it’s your individual Class Party, a parent hike or family service event, a Parent Education evening, or our all-community fundraising event, MA Celebrates. Each of these is a great opportunity to engage with your fellow parents or guardians and the full Marin Academy community that is such an integral part of your student’s life.
  • Make TW@MA, the all-school weekly newsletter required reading - you’ll be glad you did! This is where you will find a wealth of information about MA events, calendar updates and more! You can also connect with Marin Academy on Facebook.
High school years go by quickly. Don't wait to get involved in MA's community. MAPA is an integral part of the inclusive community that is Marin Academy and we depend on your involvement. I look forward to an exciting year together. Please say hello at one of the many events on campus this year and feel free to contact me via email with any questions or comments.

Laurie Hyman
MAPA President 2018-2019

Parents' Quarterly Updates

Parents' Quarterly Updates

All parents are invited and encouraged to attend MA Parents' Quarterly Updates. Come early and socialize with yummy refreshments. Our meetings will feature information about MA activities, an update from Head of School, Travis Brownley, and guest speakers from our incredible faculty. The first Quarterly Update will be followed by a website training session for all interested parents so come join the fun!
2019-2020 Parents' Updates:
  • September 10, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., Founders Lecture Hall
  • November 7, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., Founders Lecture Hall
  • March 5, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., BBLC Lecture Hall
  • May 14, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., End-of-Year Breakfast

2019-20 MAPA Executive Board

Pictured left to right: Pamela Samaniego (VP Communications), Annie Wooster (VP Volunteer Management), Darcy Ellsworth Yow (VP Outreach and Inclusion), Jane Mortimer (VP Student Support), Sara Byrne (President), Laurie Hyman (Treasurer), Erica Hunt (VP Staff and Parent Support), Angie Cohen (Secretary)


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  • Get involved!

    Volunteering is a great way to support your school, stay informed about what is going on at MA, and make connections with other parents.

    The 2019-2020 online volunteer sign-up form is available now. 

    See the volunteer job descriptions here.

    See the committee chair job descriptions here.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact the MAPA VP for Volunteers Annie Wooster at
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MAPA Programs

MAPA Outreach and Inclusion

MAPA Parent Outreach and Inclusion works to ensure that Marin Academy Parents Association (MAPA) and the MA parent body is inclusive, open to and welcoming of every MA parent/guardian, by identifying barriers to inclusion and working to eliminate them. Join us for events and education that highlight the diverse families within the MA community. 

Click here for more information.

Parent Education

MA is thrilled to welcome psychologist, Rick Hanson, Ph.D., on January 22, 2019.  Rick is a Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley and New York Times best-selling author. He has been deeply interested in the historically unprecedented meeting of psychology, neuroscience, and contemplative practice. Please be sure to join us for the mind-expanding evening. Learn more and sign up here.

Upcoming MAPA Events

MAPA Meeting Notes

If you are not able to join us at the MAPA Quarterly Update Meetings, you can download the notes here.