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 religious and extra-curricular activities of the school community. Acceptances are based on the following criteria:
  • Completed Application. The application should be submitted online on or before the priority filing date, Friday, December 1, 2017.
  • Seventh and eighth grade transcripts. We require transcripts that indicate the student is working successfully in their current studies and that their academic profile indicates they can be successful in our college prep curriculum.  We are seeking to admit students who are positive contributors to their class and school communities through good marks or comments regarding attitude, discipline and effort.
  • Positive academic and personal recommendations from the middle school.
Recommendation forms
Parochial school students - These forms will be handled by your school and will be turned into the admissions office by February 2, 2018.

Private and Public School Students - These forms will be sent to the teacher and counselor or administrator of your choice by you through our application portal (you will be given instructions on how to do this, once you create an account for an application).  Once the recommendation form is complete, your teacher will be prompted to submit it and it will be directly uploaded to your file.  
  • Entrance Exam. Results of the Scholastic Testing Service High School Placement Test (HSPT) are used for admissions as well as to place students in the appropriate course of study. Results must demonstrate that the student is able to meet the school's academic expectations. This exam is mandatory for all applicants to Marin Catholic. It is offered on January 13. Some students, whose HSPT exam results indicate significant areas of weakness will be required to attend a five-week summer school program as a condition of their admission to Marin Catholic. This summer school program typically begins mid June.

Timeline

The following is a general timeline of the admissions process for the 
Class of 2022 (those applying as incoming freshmen for Fall 2018).
  • Ongoing - Fill out our Online Inquiry Form
  • September-December - Student and Parent Visits available (see the "Visit Marin Catholic" page for specific dates)
  • September 15 - Applications Available Online
  • October 22 - Open House, 11:00-1:30pm
  • December 1- Application Deadline
  • January 13 - High School Placement Test, 9:00am
  • January 30 - Completed Tuition Assistance Application Submitted to TADS
  • March 15 - Notification Day: Admissions letters AND tuition assistance award letters mailed to parents notifying them of admissions decision from Admissions Office
  • March 16 - Electronic notification available after 4:00pm