Marin Schools


Branson School Ross, California

The Branson School, Ross

One of the many reasons people decide to buy a home in Marin is the excellent school system, both public and private.  Marin schools are consistently ranked among the top in the country.  This website features rankings from GreatSchools on each home search detail page so you can easily compare nearby schools.

NEW: The California State Board of Education has created the new California School Dashboard which allows parents to see reports for any local agency or school. It includes performance on six state indicators which include: chronic absenteeism, suspension rate, English learner progress, graduation rate and more. Users can search to see the reports for any local educational agency or school.

Following is a list of Marin schools by town.  Please note that school districts and enrollment requirements can change.  As we view homes for sale together we can discuss school districts for each property.  You may also want to consult this map which displays schools throughout the county along with their corresponding ratings.  I always recommend that buyers contact the school district directly for any home they considering to verify availability and enrollment.

One public service note: While the focus on test scores and rankings can be helpful in understanding one aspect of school performance, there are many other factors that determine whether a school is right for your child.  I have spoken with many parents who were very excited about the education their children received at some of the schools that may not have rated as high compared to others schools in Marin.  It is not always just about the scores. In any event, we are proud of all of our great schools here in Marin!

If you are new to Marin, The Marin County Office of Education is an excellent website to learn more about the public school system, including Marin School District BoundariesInterdistrict Transfers and statistics about the public school system in Marin.

Reed Union School District (Public)
Ring Mountain Day School (Private)
Saint Hilary School (Private)

Neil Cummins School (Public)
The Cove School (Public)
Hall Middle School (Public)
Tamalpais High (Public, serves several towns)
Marin Country Day School (Private)
Marin Montessori School (Private)
Marin Primary (Private)
Redwood High School (Public, serves several towns)
St. Patrick School (Private)

Sausalito Marin City School District (Public)
Lycee Francais de San Francisco (Private)


Mill Valley School District (Public)
Edna Maguire Elementary (Public)
Old Mill School (Public)
Park School (Public)
Tamalpais Valley School (Public)
Mill Valley Middle School (Public)
Strawberry Point School (Public)
Marin Horizon School (Private)
Mount Tamalpais School (Private)
Ring Mountain Day School (Private)
Wende Kumara School (Private)

Kentfield School District (Public)
Bacich Elementary School (Public)
Kent Middle School (Public)
Marin Catholic (Private)

Ross School District (Public)
Branson School (Private)

Ross Valley School District (Public)
Brookside Elementary School (Public)
Hidden Valley Elementary School (Public)
Manor Elementary (Public)
Wade Thomas Elementary (Public)
While Hill Middle School (Public)
Sir Francis Drake High School (Public, serves several towns)
Cascade Canyon School (Private)
San Domenico School (Private)


Dixie School District (Public)

Miller Creek Middle School (Public)
Dixie Elementary (Public)
Vallecito Elementary (Public)
Mary E. Silviera Elementary (Public)

San Rafael School District (Public)

List of All San Rafael Public Schools

Brandeis Marin (Private)
Marin Academy (Private)
Marin Waldorf School (Private)
Montessori de Terra Linda (Private)
Saint Isabella School (Private)
Saint Mark School (Private)
St. Raphael Elementary School (Private)


Novato Unified School District (Public)

Overview of Novato Unified School District Public Schools

Marin Christian Academy (Private)
Good Shepherd Lutheran School (Private)
Montessori School of Novato (Private)
North Bay Christian Academy (Private)
Our Lady Of Loretto School (Private)

Marin County is also home to two higher-education institutions:
College of Marin and Dominican University of California.

See also:

2015 List of Marin Gold Ribbon Schools

Marin Preschool Guide from Marin Mommies

Please note this information changes frequently. Please feel free to let me know if any inaccuracies via the contact form below or give me a call at 415-847-5584.  Thank you.