• Phoenix Academy Open Enrollment

    Good news! We are now accepting applications to attend Phoenix Academy Charter School for the 2020-2021 school year. Marin's Community School and Phoenix Academy Charter School operate in tandem with each other. Our small and personalized school serves students in grades 7-12. Please go to this link and fill out the Intent to Enroll form by August 19.


    Dear MCS Community,

    We wanted to convey our deep sadness and anger about the recent murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubrey, George Floyd; and all of the effects of structural violence that black communities and other communities of color are faced with every day.

    We unequivocally stand in solidarity with the black community, and are here in support of our families, colleagues, and community partners that are dedicated to seeking justice and to disrupting the system of white supremacy that has led to some tragic outcomes for black people, and all people of color, in this country. We can’t say the system is broken – it was designed decades ago to get the results it does and has succeeded perfectly.

    Being in community with our students, families, and staff has been a large part of our learning, as white school leaders, how to be allies and advocates in this fight for justice. We still have a lot to learn, and most certainly have made missteps in the process. We will keep striving for a different reality with continued action, reflection, and support.

    Our school’s centering purpose is found in the Mayan philosophy In Lak’ech, and a poem written by Luis Valdez.

    In Lak'ech, 
    Katy and Erin

    If you would like to view the full letter in a digital format, click the link (PDF).

    In Lak'ech by/escrito por Luis Valdez

    Tú eres mi otro yo.
    You are my other me.

    Si te hago daño at ti
    If I do harm to you,

    Me hago daño a mí mismo.
    I do harm to myself.

    Si te amo y respeto,
    If I love and respect you,

    Me amo y respeto yo.
    I love and respect myself.

    Estimada Comunidad de MCS,

    En este tiempo, queremos transmitir nuestra profunda tristeza y cólera sobre los recientes asesinatos de Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubrey, George Floyd y muchos más. También sobre todos los efectos de estructuras violentas que son enfrentados todos los días por la comunidad negra y otras comunidades de color.

    Nos solidarizamos inequívocamente con la comunidad negra y estamos aquí en apoyo de nuestras familias, colegas y socios comunitarios que se dedican a buscar justicia y a alterar el sistema de supremacía blanca que ha llevado a resultados trágicos para la gente negra, y a gente de color, en este país. No podemos decir que el sistema está roto – fue diseñado hace décadas para obtener los resultados de hoy y ha sido exitoso.

    Estar en comunidad con nuestros estudiantes, familias y personal ha sido un parte grande en nuestro aprendizaje, como personas blancas que llevamos el liderazgo de nuestra escuela, en cómo ser aliados y defensores en esta lucha por la justicia. Nos falta aprender mucho, y reconocemos que hemos hecho errores en el proceso. Seguiremos luchando por una realidad diferente con acción, reflexión y apoyo continuos.

    El propósito central de nuestra escuela se encuentra en la filosofía maya y poema In Lak'ech escrito por Luis Valdez.

    In Lak'ech, 
    Katy y Erin

    Si gustaría leer la carta completa en formato digital, haz clic (PDF).

    How can you make a difference to curtail racism and injustice? ¿Cómo puede usted hacer una diferencia para reducir el racismo y la injusticia?

    1. Talk to your children with compassion about the pent-up frustration of the protesters so they know and understand the actions they are witnessing are a direct result of historical injustices. Hable con sus hijos con compasión sobre la frustración acumulada de los manifestantes para que sepan y entiendan que las acciones que están presenciando son el resultado directo de injusticias históricas.
    2. Read books together as a family to support conversations on race, racism, and resistance. Lean libros juntos como familia para apoyar conversaciones sobre raza, racismo y resistencia.
    3. Speak up when you are witness to an injustice or some form of racism. Silence only serves to support and promote deplorable acts. Hable cuando sea testigo de una injusticia o alguna forma de racismo. El silencio solo sirve para apoyar y promover actos deplorables.
    4. Volunteering in diverse settings can help build a cultural competency and build a more inclusive society. Consider local opportunities that can build relationships and support people in need. El voluntariado en entornos diversos puede ayudar a construir una competencia cultural y construir una sociedad más inclusiva. Considere las oportunidades locales que pueden construir relaciones y apoyar a las personas necesitadas
    5. Educate yourself through the eyes of those more impacted. Edúquese a través de los ojos de los más afectados:


    If you would like to view the full letter from the Marin County Superintendent of Schools, Mary Jane Burke, please click on the link (PDF). Si gustaría ver la carta completa de la Superintendente de Escuelas del Condado de Marin, Mary Jane Burke, por favor haz clic en el vínculo (PDF).

  • As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working to promote the safety of our community while continuing to support our students' social, emotional, and academic needs.  Please check this website regularly for updates or call our office at 415-491-0581.

    Resources and Opportunities

    There are a wide variety of resources to support our community during this difficult and uncertain time. Please see go to our resources and opportunities webpage to learn more.

    COVID-19 Information

    We update our webpage frequently with information to help our community stay informed and safe. Please go to our COVID-19 webpage for more information.



    Our first day of school will be August 20, 2020. Per Governor Newsom's order, we will provide distance learning between August 20, 2020 and September 4, 2020 to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus. We continue to follow the Guidance of Marin County Health and Human Services as we consider potential scenarios for the fall. We are currently gathering input from our stakeholders to develop our fall schedule. We will update this information as it is available. 


WASC Accreditation

  • Marin's Community School and Phoenix Academy Charter are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for grades 9-12 through June of 2022.

  • Marin’s Community School is an alternative public school that deeply engages each student through personalized learning experiences in a collaborative and supportive environment. We serve students in grades 7-12 as they develop the knowledge, skills and mindsets they need to succeed in college, career and life.