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Our Graduates

Our graduates embody the core values that makes Marin Horizon different - as observed in excerpts from their June 2023 graduation speeches...

Class of 2023

Where Our Students Matriculate

Our graduates choose to attend a wide range of independent and public high schools. Marin Horizon students have attended all of the following schools, and more.


The Bay School of San Francisco

The Branson School

Marin Academy

San Francisco University High School

San Domenico

Drew School

The Urban School of San Francisco

International High School (IHS)

Lick Wilmerding High School

The Marin School



Marin Catholic

Convent of the Sacred Heart

Stuart Hall

St. Ignatius High School

Sacred Heart Cathedral College Preparatory

Seton Catholic Preparatory High School


Brentwood School

The Cate School

Colorado Academy

Midland School

Milton Academy

Ojai Valley School

Phillips Exeter Academy

The Thacher School


Tamalpais High School

Redwood High School

Archie Williams High School

Lowell High School

Terra Linda High School

San Rafael High School

Marin School of the Arts at Novato High School  

Richmond High School

Sonoma Valley High School

ArtQuest at Santa Rosa High School


Marin Horizon graduates continue to excel in high school and go on to be successful at Ivy League schools like Harvard University, Stanford University, and Princeton University; recognized state universities like UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Texas; top national and foreign schools like New York University, Rhode Island School of Design, Oxford University, the Sorbonne; and small liberal arts colleges like Boston College, Carleton College, and Skidmore College.

Stats for the Class of 2021, 2022, 2023
High School Placement Process

At Marin Horizon, our high school placement process is intentionally student-centered and process-oriented. Rather than approaching the transition from middle school to high school as an endpoint, we view it as an opportunity for continued skill development, emotional growth, and student empowerment. Importantly, we want students and families to feel supported throughout their high school transition experience.


While the majority of our students elect to apply to and attend independent schools, we feel strongly that students electing to attend public school are celebrated along with their peers. Above all, we want our students to derive benefits from the process of choosing high school, rather than tying success to a particular outcome.

For families that apply to independent schools, we begin the process by focusing on finding the right “fit” for each student. When students emphasize identifying the right school, rather than the “best” school, they are able to present themselves with confidence and authenticity, which typically yields better outcomes for applicants. Students are encouraged to take the lead throughout their application process. They practice essential skills including researching, self-advocacy, resume building, interviewing, personal essay writing, and, ultimately, succeeding with grace and coping with disappointment. In the end, students are able to reflect on their achievements during their application process and recognize their own successes, regardless of outcome.


At Marin Horizon, we are proud to say that our emphasis on the process yields excellent results year after year. Our students are consistently accepted at premier high schools throughout the Bay Area, with nearly every applicant finding a home at their first or second choice school. 

Jesse Pearson
Placement Counselor
I'm ready for new challenges.

"Going into high school, I feel braver and more confident. I now know who I am, and I'm not afraid to let other people see that. With a foundation for learning, I am not afraid of the challenges that await me. I look forward to meeting a new, diverse group of students and building new friendships."

Student Voices

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