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Making successful students and people

A lot of parents often ask me how to create reflective, self-disciplined and resourceful kids who know when to ask for help. What parents are really asking is, “What makes a kid successful?” I think the keys to success transcend … Continue reading

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A look inside our classrooms

This week’s post is from our new Academic Dean, KaTrina Wentzel. She hasn’t been on campus six months, and yet she’s integrated into the community with ease. I’m thankful for her work and her ability to bring a new set … Continue reading

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Why choose our school? Hear it from our parents!

I am thrilled that we have offered positions in the Class of 2017 to a fantastic group of eighth graders. They are bright, talented, and full of curiosity and a desire to join our community.  We are confident that they … Continue reading

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Why Going to School Matters

Liz and I hit another parent milestone last week: we attended our first school conference for our sons. Granted, our boys are three, so there wasn’t any talk of grade point averages or course recommendations. Nonetheless, it was instrumental for … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving at Marin Academy

Recently we’ve become obsessed with the number 40 in honor of our anniversary this year. MA’s advancement team has created several collections of 40s, from theater productions to moments of athletic glory to books recommended by our English teachers. They … Continue reading

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The Importance of Parental Engagement

I often talk about the “educational triangle” of students, parents, and schools. The triangle is the strongest shape, and, when aligned, students, parents, and schools create the best learning experience and environment. A 2008 University of New Hampshire study of more than 10,000 … Continue reading

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Market Night Moments

One more huge thank you to everyone—sponsors, volunteers, attendees, faculty, staff—for making Market Night such a huge success! It was wonderful to see support for financial accessibility and faculty development, and a fantastic time for the community to get together. … Continue reading

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