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Address
5221 Paradise Dr
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Telephone
(415) 927-5900
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
January 14
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$35,950
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
21%
Average Financial Aid
From Marin Country Day School

Marin Country Day School is an independent K-8 coed day school enrolling 595 students.
Our school is 62 years old and inhabits a a 35-acre campus in Corte Madera, California.
Half of our students are SF residents and half are residents of Marin and 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.

School Details

Grades
K-8
Students
594
Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
127
Part-Time Teachers

Students

Students
594
Gender
  • Female
    52%
  • Male
    48%
Student Diversity
  • White
    67.1%
  • Multiracial
    18%
  • Asian
    7.1%
  • Hispanic
    4.4%
  • African American
    3.4%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$125,915
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,025
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,061,700
National
$184,700

Marin Country Day School Reviews

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We are a two dad family, and this is the first year for us at MCDS. Our son goes to Kindergarten. We absolutely love the school! The campus is the most beautiful campus, with amazing landscaping and the backdrop of Ring Mountain park. It is absolute Zen! The community is most welcoming, the teachers and staff are amazing professionals and teach with heart! We know that we could not have chosen a better place for our son!
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My husband and I are both products of public school education so we were hesitant to send our kids to a private school but once we toured the campus and saw how happpy the kids were we knew we had to apply. 11 years later, we have no regrets! MCDS is so much more than a school - it has changed our family for the better. Strong academics are a given (graduates are well prepared for high school); the faculty and staff really know your kids and work hard to make them succeed; kids love going to school; and at the end of 9 years, they come out the other end as pretty nice teenagers. We are a family of color and we appreciate that our kids have grown up in a school culture that celebrates difference and perspective.
An absolutely amazing school and a tremendous community. MCDS has inspired both our daughters with a love of learning - and it is truly the best gift they could receive. As the school song says, "the student and the teacher helping each along the way". I've been consistently impressed with the parents, the staff, the faculty, the campus and most importantly - with the kids and the finished "product". An unbelievable learning environment and one that makes me wish I were a child again...