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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
1600 Mission Ave
San Rafael, CA 94601
Telephone
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$48,272
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Marin Academy

At MA, we believe that 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. Our unique educational approach inspires MA teachers and students to work side-by-side, immersing themselves deeply in their subjects while honing the ability to think critically and creatively. 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. Schedule a campus visit today.

Marin Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1380
136 responses
Average ACT
31
75 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Concerts
    26%
  • Mini Course
    23%
  • Plays
    13%
  • Senior Arts
    13%
  • Ice cream events
    6%
  • Outings
    6%
  • Special Assemblies
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    420
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    94%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
    Poll
    94%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    95%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
    79%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
    74%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      C
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $144,141
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,132
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $1,074,600
    National
    $184,700

    Marin Academy Reviews

    94 reviews
    All Categories
    As a parent with two MA grads over 9 years I can say the school is slipping in quality. Administration is disconnected from the students and becoming more so each year. Some great teachers, but over all, this is a chaotic place with inconsistent policies, social bullying, and a huge gap between what they say and what they do. Do your homework, there is a lot to know behind the curtain!
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    My experience at MA was overall amazing — the teachers, coaches, and arts programs are all excellent. My teachers pushed me to think deeply and act with empathy. I can't say enough good things about the school and the community I've built with my classmates!
    Marin Academy is a private high school in San Rafael, CA. It is academically rigorous, and students are self-motivated academically. It is lacking in extracurricular rigor, students opt to do more activities than to focus on one and spend more time in it. The school has a great campus and atmosphere, but diversity within the student body is severely lacking. Overall a great school that could improve some aspects!