Middle School

Children are naturally eager to question, develop their own theories — even change a point of view.

High School Placement

Marin Primary & Middle School has an experienced team that is dedicated to helping our eighth grade students and their parents learn about and complete the application process for high schools in Marin, the greater Bay Area, and beyond. Led by middle school director Dave DeMartini and the eighth grade teachers, the team uses its knowledge of the students and experience to guide students to the high schools where they will thrive. This focused understanding and familiarity with each student’s personality, academic profile, and individual talents and skills allows the team of teachers and division director to advise and support each student and family through the high school application process.

During the spring of seventh grade, parents meet with our eighth grade teachers, director of learning resources, middle school director and head of school to learn more about the independent school application process. Over the summer students and parents, with the support of the MP&MS team, research high schools to familiarize themselves with the many options available.

In the fall of eighth grade, students request visits and application materials. The eighth grade teachers support the students as they visit high schools and work on their application forms. During life skills classes our eighth graders reflect on their goals for the future, practice interviewing, and discuss perspectives about high school choices.

Our goal is to provide as much information as possible and to support our parent and students as they navigate this process. This is a rich time of self-reflection and planning for the future, and we want to ensure that this time, as well as the outcome, is productive and rewarding for each student and family.

High School Placements:

  • The Bay School of San Francisco
  • The Berkshire School
  • The Branson School
  • Brewster Academy
  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Concord Academy
  • Convent of the Sacred Heart
  • Drew College Preparatory School
  • The Dunn School
  • Hawaii Preparatory School
  • International High School of San Francisco
  • Irvine Arts Academy
  • Jewish Community High School of the Bay Area
  • Lick Wilmerding High School
  • Lowell High School
  • Marin Academy
  • Marin Catholic High School
  • Marin School of the Arts
  • Phillips Academy Andover
  • Proctor Academy
  • Redwood High School
  • St. Ignatius College Preparatory 
  • San Domenico School
  • San Francisco School of the Arts
  • San Francisco University High School
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory School
  • San Francisco Waldorf School
  • Sir Francis Drake High School
  • Sonoma Academy
  • Stevenson School
  • Stuart Hall High School
  • Tabor Academy
  • Tamalapais High School
  • The Urban School
  • The Vanguard School
  • Westover School

College Placements:

  • American University
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Babson College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • California College of the Arts
  • California State University, San Jose
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California State University, Humboldt
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • California State University, San Diego
  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Chapman College
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Colgate University
  • College of Marin
  • Colorado College
  • Columbia College, Chicago
  • Cornwell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Denison University
  • Dickinson College
  • Digipen Institute of Technology
  • Domincan University
  • Embry-Little Aeronautical University
  • Emory University
  • Fordham University
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Hampshire College
  • Harvard University
  • Ithaca College
  • Johnson & Wales University 
  • Lawrence University and Conservatory
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Massachusettes Institute of Technology
  • Michigan Institute of Technology
  • New England Conservatory of Music
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Oberlin College and Conservatory
  • Olin College of Engineering
  • Pepperdine University
  • Pomona College
  • Princeton University
  • Regis University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Santa Clara University
  • Scripps College
  • Smith College
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stanford University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Denver
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Illinois, Urbana
  • University of Massachusettes, Amherst
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Nevada
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Washington
  • Vassar College
  • Villanova University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Weslyan University
  • Whitman College
  • Willamette University
  • Yale University
 
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