Why MA?

Marin Academy encourages students to break out of academic silos and explore new ways of seeing the world.

Our school has long been recognized as a leader in experiential education. We are known for innovative curricular and co-curricular programs that engage students in real-world topics and in learning by doing.

Both in and out of the classroom, we encourage students to ask tough questions and initiate difficult conversations. By pushing the boundaries of not only what, but also how to learn, an MA education empowers students to move beyond information mastery to become inspiring and compassionate contributors to a better world.

What sets MA apart from other Bay Area high schools?

THE MA COMPETENCIES

Marin Academy helps students develop the skills and tools necessary to thrive in and contribute to our rapidly evolving world.

INNOVATION IN EDUCATION

How we’re transforming education to better reflect the way our students will engage in the world beyond high school.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

We are committed to the work of creating a learning culture that equips our students with the skills to value diverse perspectives.

BALANCE

Both within and outside the classroom, we help students learn ways to be healthy, manage stress, and navigate the highs and lows of life.

SIGNATURE PROGRAMS

We offer distinctive opportunities for students to frame questions, make connections, and find new approaches.

Voices of MA

"Using digital, cloud-based tools makes group projects more successful. When work is collaborative and iterative, students can identify gaps and make improvements."
 
—Jon Bretan, Science Teacher