Student Support

Middle School Students holding each other up in a pyramid

Mount Tamalpais School offers many types of academic support and advising services.

We partner with families to help students of every academic level find success within our rigorous academic program. However, we do not offer a specialized program for students with significant learning differences or emotional challenges. Our learning specialists provide screening, direct instruction, and consultation with faculty, parents, and outside professionals. Students are identified and referred to the Learning Support Program based on screening results, observations in the classroom, and teacher recommendations. Our learning specialists provide four key components of support outlined below.

Student Support Services

Small Group & Individual Support

Small group remedial instruction in language arts skills for first through fifth grade

Small group and individual support for executive function difficulties, habits of mind coaching, and explanation of individual learning profiles for middle school students

Curricular & Teacher Support

Curricular design and support for teachers

Classroom observation and teacher collaboration

Assistance to classroom teachers regarding specific strategies, accommodations, and modifications


Screen the entire first grade to ensure foundational language and motor skills are on track and determine appropriate supports for students as needed

In-depth screening of students on an individual basis with parental consent

As needed informal screening of specific skills

Case Management

Maintain and share records of student evaluations and current outside support as well as successful interventions and strategies for individual students

Ensure teachers have current information about individual student needs

Consult with and provide resources to parents