Terra Marin School Tour
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TERRA MARIN SCHOOL - Find Your Spark
Terra Marin (formerly Pacific Discovery School) is thrilled to share the progress its made over the past few months. Classes are filling quickly, the staff and faculty are almost complete and positive news is spreading throughout Marin and San Francisco about our unique program. The big day is almost here - doors open for the first day of school on September 5th.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
In the process of opening our school, we have taken many new ideas into consideration and made several changes for the better. First we decided to convert our school into a non-profit corporation and second we changed our school name to one that resonated more deeply with who we are and what we want to be a century from now. After an exhaustive, deliberate and productive process, our school, formerly Pacific Discovery, will now be known as Terra Marin School (TMS). We are so excited, as the name truly speaks to our vision and what we seek to provide for all of our students, staff and parents alike.
Terra Marin's Origin
Terra means Earth in Latin and it is also the name of the Roman Goddess of Earth while Marin stems from the Latin root, Mare meaning "sea". There is beautiful imagery evoked by the name Terra Marin, being the place where the Earth meets the Sea. At this school, where the earth meets the sea, we are dedicated to helping our students get grounded, set down roots and develop a firm foundation of skills (social, emotional and academic) from which they will grow and soar.
WHO IS TERRA MARIN?
Terra Marin is a progressive and inclusive K-8th grade program, dedicated to honoring the gifts of our students while providing a safe and supportive environment in which they can inquire, explore and challenge themselves both in and out of the classroom. Our mission is to spark curiosity and intellectual wonder in every child.
All elements of our program seek to internally motivate students, create a sense of belonging, safety and acceptance and allow for leadership and agency over their own unique learning journey. Whether it is with our Harkness inspired teaching method or our robust Nature Discovery Program, Terra Marin is intentionally designed to inspire not pressure, embrace not change, and empower versus demand the best in each child. We believe that when children are heard, valued and inspired they become leaders, self advocates and impactful members in our society.
At Terra Marin, we embrace learners who seek academic challenge, but take an approach that speaks to the whole child focusing specifically on their social and emotional growth.
We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis and welcome any referrals you may have. Our full-time program is K-8th mixed grades and revolves around our core curriculum, while our adjunct Homeschool Support part-time program is targeted to 5th-8th grade students seeking an additional learning resource outside of the home.
VISIT US! SIGN UP FOR A TOUR!
There is wondrous change happening at TMS and we cordially invite you to check it out first hand. If you have not visited us already, please feel free to either make a private appointment or join any of our group tours offered on Tuesdays at 9:30am throughout the summer. RSVP at www.terramarin.org. We look forward to meeting you!