Junior High

Adolescents: 12-15 years old/7th-9th grade 


The early adolescent years are marked by a profound level of change and brain development.

In embracing this reality, our Junior High ensures that each student successfully navigates this transformative developmental stage--and thrives doing it.

Connecting their neurological traits and needs to the daily experience of school, MMS Junior High students are deeply engaged in challenging academic learning that comes vividly to life.

Additionally, they feel safe to grapple with social and emotional growth, without fear; they learn self-sufficiency and independence, while also being active participants in a flourishing and supportive school community. The results are self-possessed and self-confident young adults excited and well prepared for high school and beyond.


Archie Williams High School (Formerly Sir Francis Drake High School)
The Bay School of San Francisco
Berkeley High School
Berkeley Independent Study
The Branson School
Convent of the Sacred Heart
Drew School
Idyllwild Arts Academy
Marin Academy
Marin Catholic
The Marin School
Marin School of Environmental Leadership
Marin School of the Arts
Midland School
Northfield Mount Hermon
Novato High School
Oxbow School
Phillips Exeter Academy
Rancho Cotate High School
Redwood High School
Saint Ignatius College Preparatory
Saint Mary's College High School
Salesian High School
San Domenico
San Francisco University High School
San Francisco Waldorf School
San Rafael High School
Santa Catalina School
Santa Fe Preparatory School
Sonoma Academy
Stevenson School
Stuart Hall
Tamalpais High School
Tamiscal High School
Terra Linda High School
The Thacher School
The Urban School of San Francisco

Our High School Placement Counselor, Jamie Moffett, supports Junior High students and their families throughout the process of identifying and applying to high schools. Jamie brings twenty years of admission and placement experience, and has advised thousands of students and parents at Bay Area Independent Schools.


Academy of Art University
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Barnard College
Boston University
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Carleton College
Chapman University
Colorado College
Columbia University
Cornell University
Drexel University
Duke University
Evergreen State College
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Georgetown University
Gonzaga University
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College (Claremont Colleges)
IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
Lewis & Clark
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
New York University
Northeastern University
Oberlin College
Pitzer College
Princeton University 
Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts
Saint Mary's College
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tufts University
Skidmore College
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Tulane University
United States Naval Academy
University of British Columbia
University of California at Berkeley
University of California at Los Angeles
University of California at San Diego
University of California at Santa Cruz
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh (Honors College)
University of Rochester
University of Southern California
University of St. Andrews, Scotland
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
Vanderbilt University
Washington University
Western Washington University
Whitman College
Wheaton College
Willamette University
Yale University

Where is the Junior High?

Our campus is set in 900 acres of agricultural land, and we have our own one-acre farm with chickens, vegetable gardens and sometimes goats, pigs and more.

We have arched porticos, spaces for art, science, and theater as well as gorgeous gardens.

“The whole life of the adolescent should be organized in such a way that will allow him or her, when the time comes, to make a triumphal entry into the life of society, not entering it debilitated, isolated or humiliated, but with head high, sure of himself or herself."

-Dr. Maria Montessori