Welcome from the Director

Thank you for your interest in Marin Montessori. Our admissions process is designed to give you a variety of opportunities to understand and experience the wonder of Montessori education. Through the admissions process you will be able to determine if we are the community where your child and family can blossom and thrive.

I encourage you to learn as much as possible about our programs. Throughout this process, please don’t hesitate to call me or email me. It is my absolute pleasure to help. I love getting to know families through the admissions process – it’s what makes this work so gratifying.

Most importantly, please join us at one of our upcoming events, which will give you the opportunity to experience Montessori education first hand. On campus, you will meet MMS parents, experience our warm community, and get a taste of the special culture we have built. Joining us while our community is in action will ensure that you feel confident you have made the right choice for your child when it comes time to make your decision.

Should you choose Marin Montessori, you will find that your son or daughter will love learning, feel valued, and be an active contributor to the school and classroom community. Choosing Montessori will provide your child with a strong foundation to lead a joyful and meaningful life. You won’t find any place like Marin Montessori. MMS students come from all over the Bay Area with transportation to serve our thriving community of San Francisco families. It’s a very special place and I look forward to introducing your family to all that we have to offer. I hope to hear from you soon.

Warm regards,

Thérèse Collins
Director of Admissions
415.924.5388 x 104

Thérèse joined Marin Montessori in July 2021 and brought over a decade of admission, financial aid and enrollment management experience to the crew. Prior to working at MMS, she served as the Director of Financial Aid, Senior Associate Director of Admission and College Counselor at Northfield Mount Hermon School. During her time on the east coast, Thérèse served as an advisory board member of the Association of Financial Aid Officers and also served on the IDEA committee for the New England Association for College Admission Counseling. In addition to this, Thérèse volunteered as application reader for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and interviewer for Oliver Scholars. In her spare time, Thérèse currently volunteers with Thrive Scholars (an organization providing college counseling support to underserved students). Ever the consummate learner, Therese earned her Bachelor's Degree in Jewish Studies and International Studies at the Honors Program of the City College of New York. Thérèse completed her Masters in Education with a focus on Independent School Leadership from The University of Pennsylvania. Thérèse is passionate about education access initiatives and enjoys helping families find the right school environment for their children. She looks forward to helping guide you during your child’s admissions experience at Marin Montessori.