Mount Tamalpais School is committed to the development of knowledge and goodness within children in an academically inspiring and nurturing environment. An MTS education, vigorous, creative and process-driven, develops children who are well prepared for their future while remaining young at heart. We infuse the academic, artistic, and athletic programs with the values of kindness, integrity, respect, and self-reliance so that all students can fully realize their human potential.
Mount Tamalpais School believes in the joy of learning. We know that a happy student is a successful student. So we strive, every day, to give each child an opportunity to shine, to have fun, and be the best that he or she can be. Whether in the classroom, on stage, or on the athletic field, MTS students gain confidence and self-knowledge—tools they’ll need to take on the challenges of life.
Mount Tamalpais School is a co-educational day school enrolling children in Kindergarten through Grade 8. The school is dedicated to the active pursuit of knowledge, integrity, and fairness. Our students embrace diversity, honoring the value of each individual's strengths, choices, feelings, and ideas. Our faculty members serve as guides and role models, committed to engaging and challenging our students with a strong, interactive, and multidisciplinary curriculum.
Founded in 1976, the school provides students with a solid academic foundation, and fosters a genuine enthusiasm for learning through a departmentalized, integrated curriculum. Rather than a teacher assigned to teach an entire grade level, with students glued to their seats all day, our teachers teach a single subject, and students move from classroom to classroom. With educators practicing their passion, and students on the move every 40 minutes, energy levels remain high, and everyone—students and teachers alike—feels refreshed and eager to take on the next challenge.
Students have access to the outdoors and nearby trails throughout their time at MTS. Field trips occur all through the year to local museums, the symphony, and other locations that extend the curriculum. Bus service is offered between the school and local communities, including San Francisco.
Mount Tamalpais School admits students of any race, religion, national or ethnic origin to enjoy all the rights, privileges, programs and activities available at the school.
In compliance with Education Code Section 44050, and to make sure that parents understand the appropriate boundaries between students and employees, you can read our "Boundaries with Students Policy" here.