Welcome to the Marin Catholic Admissions process. We look forward to meeting your family at one of our many admissions events, including Open House, Student Visits, Parent Tours and Academic Experience Night.  Registration for events will be available online here beginning on August 16. In the meantime, please fill out our Online Inquiry Form so that we can contact you directly about tours, visit opportunities and other upcoming MC events. We look forward to seeing you soon.

If you have specific questions about any of the following events, please contact Marianne Hill at mahill@marincatholic.org 415-464-3810.
Please note: The Admissions Office will not be responding to emails regarding admissions events during the month of July. 

Please scroll down for more information about these events. Events for students are on the left, events for parents are on the right, and events for both students and parents are at the bottom.

Student Visits

September - November, Various Dates

We strongly encourage eighth-grade students to schedule a visit to Marin Catholic. Time spent visiting Marin Catholic during the school day is an invaluable way to experience what it is like to be an MC student. Student visits are offered on various dates beginning September 12. Students should arrive by 8:15am and will be dismissed at 12:45pm. We ask that students arrive in MC dress code attire: a collared shirt and pants, shorts or a skirt in good repair (jeans OK., no athletic wear). The day begins with a presentation in our Library Media Room beginning at 8:20am followed by a guided tour of campus. Your student will then be introduced to their MC student guide and have the opportunity to sit in on two morning classes and enjoy a snack from our cafe. Visitors will experience a morning as an MC student as well as learn about our offerings in music, theater, visual arts, athletics, clubs, student government, campus ministry and more. At the end of their visit, we will send each student home with a sack lunch. Our goal is that no student leaves a visit day with any unanswered question.

Parent Tours

September-November, Various Mornings

Parent school day tours are available various morning from 9:15am-12:00pm beginning in September and ending in November. Parent tours begin with an introduction to the school's philosophy and mission from President Tim Navone and Principal Chris Valdez and an admissions process overview by Director of Admissions Janie Rockett.  Parents are then given a tour of the campus by Tim Navone, during which they will meet a variety of teachers and learn more about the curriculum. This visit allows for small groups of parents to experience life on the Marin Catholic campus during a regular school day.

The Academic Experience at MC

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

On Wednesday, October 3, prospective parents will have an opportunity to learn the details of the MC Academic Philosophy and experience demonstrations of our instructional and assessment practices. After hearing an academic overview from the Administration, parents will attend three sample class sessions facilitated by Marin Catholic teachers. This event is a great hands-on introduction to the Marin Catholic academic experience and opportunity to meet some of our excellent teachers.

Open House

Sunday, October 21, 2018
No Pre-Registration Necessary

All prospective students and their parents are invited to join us at our community-wide Open House on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 11:00-1:30pm. This is an opportunity to experience Marin Catholic. The Open House highlights our academic program, student leadership opportunities, campus ministry, the arts, athletics, and introduces you to members of our community. Please plan on arriving in the gym promptly at 11:00am. No need to RSVP.

7th and 8th grade students and their families will have the opportunity to attend four academic sessions to learn more about the academic philosophy and sequences for specific disciplines. This event provides families a chance to feel the Wildcat Spirit and to learn about all of the wonderful opportunities given to MC students.

Marin County High School Night

Hosted by Marin Catholic
Monday, September 17, 2018
No Pre-Registration Necessary

This program is recommended for eighth grade students, accompanied by their parents, to gather information and listen to presentations by private/independent high schools.

6:00-6:20pm - All high schools will be represented in the Student Center with literature available.
6:20pm - Welcome and Introduction to formal presentation by individual High Schools.
6:30-6:55pm - Session 1
7:00-7:25pm - Session 2
7:30-7:55pm - Session 3 (drop in/no formal presentations)

Marin Catholic's Saint John Paul II Student Center
675 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield, CA

The following schools are invited to participate:
The Bay School / The Branson School / Convent High School / Drew School / International High School / The Jewish Community High School / Justin-Siena / Lick-Wilmerding / Marin Academy / Marin Catholic / The Marin School / Marin School of the Arts / Riordan / Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep / Saint Ignatius College Preparatory / San Domenico / Sterne High School / Stuart Hall High School / University High School / Urban School / San Francisco Waldorf
Boarding Schools: Cate, Dunn, Santa Catalina, Stevenson, Thacher 

Click here to view the flyer.