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Marin Academy

1600 Mission Avenue - San Rafael, CA 94901 USA   (map) 415 453-4550 http://www.ma.org

School Profile

Marin Academy History

Marin Academy is a college preparatory coeducational day school located in central San Rafael, California. MA was founded in 1971 by a group of parents and faculty who believed in a strong community, a challenging and nourishing academic environment, and the importance of fostering a sense of responsibility within a diverse community. It was then, and is now a school which seeks to balance its commitment to providing an outstanding academic curriculum alongside a variety of challenging experiences - among them athletics, Outings, Minicourse and service learning - which, taken as a whole, constitute a Marin Academy education. The school has always held a preeminent position in the arts and every student is required to take two years of classes in the performing or visual arts. Marin Academy remains, resolutely, a place that provides, in the words of a parent, "a safe, supportive, energetic, and risk-taking environment for young people to discover who they are and who they will become."

Marin Academy Overview

Region
San Francisco CA Area
Program Emphasis
Day School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades
Grade Divisions
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Urban
Campus Size (Acres) 10
Head of School Travis Brownley
Endowment 9.9 milliion

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.ma.org
Director of Admission Dan Babior
Admission Application Apply to Marin Academy
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $100
Application Deadline(s) Student application: January 13, 2011, Parent Form: December 1st (courtesy deadline)
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 13, 2011
Financial Aid Awarded $2,200,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 21%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (ERB)
SSAT
Day Student Tuition $33,360.00
5-Day Boarding Student Tuition
Boarding Student Tuition
International Student Tuition

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 406
Boys 196
Girls 209
% Boys/Girls 48/52
Boarding Students 0
Day Students 405
International  
United States
California
Majority of students come from West Coast
% of Students of Color 28%
% of International Students 0

Academics

Full Time Faculty 37
Part Time Faculty 17
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees
% of Faculty with Doctorate
% of Faculty with Masters 68%
Student/Faculty ratio 9:1
Average Class Size 15
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Art History
Biology
Botany
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Chorus
Community Service
Dance
Discrete Math
Drama
Ecology
English
English Literature
Environmental Science
Ethics
European History
Existentialism
Expository Writing
Fine Arts
French
Geography
Geology
Geometry
Government/Civics
History
Human Development
International Relations
Japanese
Journalism
Music
Other (Advanced Biology Honors)
Outdoor Education
Photography
Physics
Physiology
Pre-calculus
Science
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
World Culture
World History
World Literature
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered  

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 610-710
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal)
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 630-730
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Over last two years:

Bard College Bates College Beloit College Boston College Boston University Bowdoin College Brandeis University Brown University Bucknell University UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Los Angeles UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz Cal. Poly., San Luis Obispo Cal. State Northridge Chapman University University of Chicago Colby College Colgate University University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado College Columbia University Cornell University University of Denver Dickinson College Drew University Emerson College Eugene Lang College George Washington University Georgetown University Goucher College Hampshire College Harvard University Hobart & William Smith Johns Hopkins University Kenyon College Lake Forest College Leghigh University Lewis & Clark College Loyola Marymount University Macalester University Massachusetts Institute of Technology McGill University University of Michigan Middlebury College Mills College New York University University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Northwestern University Oberlin College Occidental College Ohio Wesleyan University Parsons School of Design Pitzer College Pomona College University of Puget Sound Rhode Island School of Design University of Rochester University of San Diego University of San Francisco Santa Clara University Sarah Lawrence College Scripps College Skidmoree College Smith College University of Southern California Stanford University Trinity College, Dublin Tufts University United States Naval Academy Vassar College University of Vermont Washington University, St. Louis University of Washington Wellesley College Wesleyan University Whitman College Williams College University of Wisconsin Yale University
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
water polo
Recreational Sports
aerobics
fitness
mountain biking
ocean kayaking
outdoor club/skills
rock climbing
skiing
Extra-Curricular Activities
African American Club
Art Club
Asian Club
Community Service Program
Drama Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
Judiciary Board
Literary Magazine
Newspaper
Recycling Club
Student Government
Tour Guides
Women's Studies
Yearbook

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