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Criteria

Marin Catholic is a co-educational, college preparatory school committed to the development of the whole person. We strive to admit students who demonstrate the ability to succeed academically and who demonstrate a desire to participate in the extra-curricular activities of the school community. Acceptances are based on the following criteria:

Application Requirements for ninth grade applicants - Class of 2026 (2022-2023 School Year):

Online Application Form: Click here to access the application form. The application deadline is Friday, November 19th. 

* It is important to note that you will not have access to the following recommendation forms until after you submit an application.

Recommendation Forms:

Parochial School Students: 
1. Principal/Teacher Recommendation Form 
*This form will be submitted by your current school, there is no additional action on the part of the applicant family to request the filing of this form.

Independent Private and Public School Students:
1. Math Teacher Recommendation Form
2. English Teacher Recommendation Form
3. Admin/Counselor Recommendation Form
*All of the above forms will be available in the application portal once an application is submitted.  These forms will be requested by the applicant and sent to the appropriate teacher/counselor through the application portal. The due date for all recommendations is January 20, 2022.
 
Transcripts: Once an application is submitted, the Marin Catholic Admissions Office will gather transcripts from the appropriate middle schools.  

Admissions Video: Once you have submitted an application you will receive more information about this project.

Optional Application Items for ninth grade applicants:

Clergy Recommendation Form: Click here to access the form.

*Please note that the HSPT entrance exam will not be included as part of the admissions process this year.
 

Application Requirements for transfer applicants:

Transfer student applications are being accepted for the 2022-2023 school year.  Please note that we do not allow mid-year transfers. Transfer students will be considered based on space and we will better understand our enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year in mid-March.  All transfer student applications must be submitted no later than March 1, 2022.

A complete transfer student application file includes:

Recommendations:
1. Math Teacher Recommendation Form
2. English Teacher Recommendation Form
3. Admin/Counselor Recommendation Form
*All of the above forms will be available in the application portal once an application is submitted.  These forms will be requested by the applicant and sent to the appropriate teacher/counselor through the application portal.

Transcripts:
Please request a current transcript from your current high school to be emailed to jrockett@marincatholic.org.

If you are interested in scheduling a time to speak with Janie Rockett, Director of Admissions, please email jrockett@marincatholic.org.

Timeline

The following is a general timeline of the admissions process for the 
Class of 2026 (those applying as incoming freshmen for Fall 2022).
  • August 27 - Application Available
  • September-November - Student and Parent Visits available (see the Admissions Events page for specific dates)
  • October 24 - Open House
  • November 19 - Application Deadline
  • January 15 - Completed Tuition Assistance Application Submitted to TADS. Visit the Tuition and Assistance page for more information.
  • January 21- Recommendation Deadline
  • March 17 - Notification Day: Admissions letters mailed to parents notifying them of admissions decision from Admissions Office
  • March 18 - Electronic notification available after 4:00pm and tuition assistance awards emailed to parents