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

  • Teachers per classroom: 2
  • Overall student:teacher ratio = 7:1
  • Maximum class size: 26 in primary; 32 in fifth grade (in two groups of 16; up to 45 in sixth-eighth grades, 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%

2017-2018 Tuition

  • Preschool: $13,710-$28,925 (depending on schedule option per week)
  • Junior kindergarten: $28,495
  • Kindergarten: $30,200
  • First-fourth grades: $31,070
  • Fifth-seventh grades: $33,000
  • Eighth grade: $33,500

Campus

  • Located in Larkspur, California
  • Spacious classrooms and outdoor spaces
  • Library Media Center                                                                                                          
  • Projects lab                                                                                                                       
  • New state of the art science lab    
  • Art and music studios   
  • New art deck                                                                                           
  • 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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