Marin Academy students at this year's Activity Fair

Marin Academy students at this year's Activity Fair

It’s sometimes difficult for parents to anticipate what kids want. I shared with some fellow parents that my sons Jack and Henry are now fully obsessed with trucks. Their mother and I have no idea where it came from, but we now know a lot about trucks. (If anyone wants to know what a skid steer is, just ask).

What parents can anticipate is what children will need. We know that all children need to be part of a community in which they are seen, valued, and challenged. Marin Academy has continued to be a place where we recognize, respect, and challenge our students. In turn, they are engaged and often joyful.

Marin Academy students

Activities Fair 2011

I’m so thankful to see young people who express such joy in their lives—from athletics to academics to friendships—on a daily basis, to work with adults who are invested in the hope and the promise of their students, and for parents who have entrusted us to participate in the education of their children. While we’re at it, I’m also thankful for tomatoes in October, great coffee, and living close to the ocean (driving over the Golden Gate Bridge still catches my breath in wonderment).

I’m thankful to be a part of this wonderful community. We will welcome grandparents and special friends on Wednesday as well as parents and alumni for MA’s annual Holiday Assembly. I hope that our gym will overflow with people young and old, and look forward to singing Amazing Grace with you all.

To you and yours, Happy Thanksgiving.


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Head of School, Marin Academy.
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