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For many families, it is our truly special sense of community that was a deciding factor as they considered joining our school. This community spirit is evident throughout all our activities!

 "In a nutshell, the sense of respect our children have gained for their world and the confidence that they have developed as individuals at such a young age will undoubtedly help them to make good decisions as they move into adulthood. What more could a parent ask for? We LOVE our school!" MdTL Parent


Three parents sell tickets to students in Halloween costumes for the annual festival

Community Events

MdTL hosts a variety of community events each school year with the help of our generous parent volunteers. The Back to School BBQ, Halloween Festival and Pancake Breakfast are annual favorites and exemplify MdTL's strong community spirit.


Two students filling in a hole with dirt for a newly planted tree

Community Service

From selling copies of their classroom newspaper to child-led bake sales, our Elementary students donate to a variety of causes and organizations, including the Marin Humane Society, the St. Vincent's de Paul Society, and the SF/Marin Food Bank. They also participate in outings to care for our environment, from coastal cleanup to pulling invasive French Broom from the Terra Linda hillsides with guidance from Marin Parks and Open Space. 


Four MdTL parents smiling at the annual auction

Our Parent Community

In choosing a school for your child, you are also choosing a community for your family. At MdTL, life-long friendships are made among parents as they become active members of our school community. 


"I am convinced that there is not another group of teachers in this county that care more about their students. My children love going to school and are so confident because of this program." MdTL parent


Two teachers smile under their masks, while holding sunflowers

Staff Longevity

Our teachers and staff are known for their dedication, experience, and passion for Montessori education. Many of our teachers have been a part of our community for at least a decade, some several decades over. The longevity of our staff furthers our strong sense of community and provides consistency to our students and their families. 


Where do MdTL families live?

Pie Chart 60% San Rafael, 22% Novato, 15% Southern Marin, 3% outside Marin