Our School

MP&MS creates a dynamic, nurturing, and challenging environment where children thrive and grow as creative thinkers and inspired learners.

MP&MS At-a-Glance

General Information

  • Founded in 1975
  • Co-educational
  • Non-denominational
  • Head of School: Andrew Slater

Grades Preschool-Eighth

  • Classrooms per grade level: 1
  • Teachers per classroom: 2
  • Overall student:teacher ratio = 7:1
  • Maximum class size: 26 in primary, 32 in middle school (in two groups of 16; growing to 45 in 6th-8th, with three groups of 15)

Students

  • Enrollment: 360 preschool through eighth grade students
  • 17% students of color
  • 50% female; 50% male
  • Age of kindergarten entrance: 5 years old by September 1

Faculty and Staff

  • Regular faculty and staff: 80
  • Faculty and staff of color: 18%
  • Faculty and staff with 5+ years at MP&MS: 70%
  • Faculty with advanced degrees: 53%

2016-2017 Tuition

  • Preschool: $13,125-$27,700 (depending on schedule option per week)
  • Junior kindergarten: $27,285
  • Kindergarten: $28,925
  • First-fourth grades: $29,750
  • Fifth-seventh grades: $31,615
  • Eighth grade: $32,075

Campus

  • Located in Larkspur, California
  • Spacious classrooms and outdoor spaces
  • Library Media Center                                                                                                          
  • Projects lab                                                                                                                        
  • Science lab                                                                                                                               
  • Art and music studios                                                                                              
  • Performing arts amphitheater                                                                                                
  • Three age-appropriate playgrounds                                                                                       
  • Two courtyards                                                                                                                    
  • Sport court                                                                                                                   

Programs and Student Support Services

Art, music, drama, projects lab, physical education, Library Media Center, interscholastic athletics, cross-grade buddy program, life skills, Learning Resource Center, integrated projects, community service, outdoor education and field trips, organic learning garden, 1:1 iPad program in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades, 1:1 laptop program in seventh and eighth grades

After School Programs

  • After School childcare program (available daily until 6:00 p.m)
  • After School enrichment classes
  • Drama productions for primary and middle school
  • Interscholastic athletics
  • Homework club

Accreditation and Membership

  • Accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and Western Association of Colleges (WASC)
  • Member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
 
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