Welcome to Mount Tamalpais School!

We are a learning community dedicated to cultivating knowledge and goodness within children. The indoor/outdoor nature of our campus, the ideal size of our student body, and the expertise of our teachers are hallmarks of Mount Tamalpais School. We believe in teachers teaching what they know best and have built our lower school around this concept through a departmentalized program. Across the grades, students and teachers engage in building academic prowess and cultivating lifelong learning. Our students confidently pursue big questions, challenges, passions, and dreams. 

Mount Tamalpais students are joyful, curious, and kind. While 2020 has brought unprecedented change, our deep commitment to teaching, learning, and building community (whether in person or virtually) has been an anchor for our students, families, and professional community. Being in a community where students are known, cared for, and challenged is more important than ever in this rapidly changing world.

An essential component to prepare students for their future and fulfill the words of our Mission is respecting and valuing diversity as a community strength. We actively engage in the work of raising anti-racists by applying a lens of equity and inclusion throughout the curriculum. This work, and the need for justice in our local and global community, extends to all of us at Mount Tamalpais School. 
It brings us great joy to introduce prospective families to the school. And while this admission season may be different from previous years, there are many opportunities to get to know and experience our school. We are so looking forward to learning more about your family and what you hope for in an educational environment.

We are here to guide you through the process and answer questions at any time. Please use us as a resource and call on us anytime.


Amy Pearson

Director of Admissions & Marketing

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