The Garden School
It is with a very heavy heart that we are announcing that the Garden School will not re-open for the fall semester of 2020. This has been the most difficult decision we have made in our professional teaching careers, and we have anguished over it for months. Given the increasing severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and changing state regulations, we believe not re-opening is the best decision for students, families, and staff. We hope to return to the classroom in January; we will post updates here.
Children grow and learn at their own pace
Your child’s first experience of school should be positive and stimulating, a place where children develop independence, confidence, learn self control and develop positive self-esteem.
Learning as a joyful process
By giving children opportunities to make choices about their activities, teachers promote active exploration in all areas of development. Children have time to grow socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically.
More than a school, a community
As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher, and this is a significant stage in your life as much as your child’s. We have parent education events, volunteering, and social opportunities that bring us closer.
A place to explore & satisfy natural curiosity
The grounds of Marin Art and Garden Center offer acres of space where our students learn and play. Studies show that play in nature supports developing creativity, problem-solving abilities, and intellectual development.
Applications and Enrollment
Application forms are accepted year round and may be submitted any time after the birth of your child. Please download and complete the application form and submit it, along with a non-refundable fee of $100, to the office at the Marin Art and Garden Center.
Due to the size of the preschool, we cannot guarantee admission to any child. We maintain a wait list, and we encourage families to place their child on it as soon as possible. Preferential consideration is based on, but not limited to, the following criteria: Director recommendation and approval; children who are re-registering/returning; currently enrolled families enrolling a sibling; age of child; alumni families; gender balancing of classes. To maintain our program integrity, we strive to create classes that are age and gender balanced and provide your child with the most enriching experience possible.