- CORTE MADERA, CA
COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:
MCDS has returned to in-person learning since the fall of 2020. All students finished the 2020-21 school year with in-person learning 5 days/week. Please see this link for comprehensive information about distance learning, the MCDS reopening plan as well as resources about parenting through a pandemic. Learn More
- Academicsgrade A+
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Teachersgrade A+
Marin Country Day School is an independent K-8 coed day school enrolling 595 students.
Our school is 64 years old and inhabits a a 35-acre campus in Corte Madera, California.
Our school is made up of a balance of SF residents and Marin residents, as well as surrounding areas.
Our school's mission, underscored by our core values of respect, responsibility and compassion, asks children to become skilled learners and ethical human beings, motivated to make a difference in the world.
Experience the MCDS Difference
At MCDS, our curriculum includes English, world languages (Mandarin and Spanish), science, technology, mathematics, social studies, SEL, and the arts. Technology usage, coding and digital citizenship are woven throughout the curriculum. Education for sustainability, global awareness and engagement, innovation and creativity, mindfulness, and service learning are integrated into our program.
- African American3.3%
- Native American0%
- Pacific Islander0%
Living in the Area
- Cost of Livinggrade D
- Good for Familiesgrade A+
- Housinggrade C
Marin Country Day School Reviews
The English department is extremely strong. The advanced math track is rigorous. The new $35M science building is incredible. The 7th grade history curriculum is sweeping in scope, starting with Neanderthal life and ending with the kids debating globalization and the French ban on headscarves. Spanish is wonderful. PE/sports are serious! The theater productions are simply outstanding. The art/maker lab is amazing. The campus - no words.
The head of school - a Vietnamese refugee - is a gem and beloved by all. The kids treat each other well - “Even the popular kids are nice,” though of course there’s drama too.
Overall we’re so impressed!