Marin Country Day School is an independent, coeducational day school with an enrollment of 590 students in grades K-8. We enroll children from both San Francisco and Marin County and actively seek diversity in our administration, faculty and student body.
The school's mission asks children to become strong learners and ethical human beings who are prepared and motivated to make their world a better and healthier place. In addition to an engaging curriculum balancing academics, arts and athletics, our current strategic initiatives focus on technology, environmental sustainability, and community and global connections.
MCDS is particularly concerned with supporting its outstanding faculty and professional staff and places a strong emphasis on professional development. Every employee helps create a learning community in which all seek to improve as practitioners, learners and team members. Members of the faculty and professional staff are bright, collaborative and passionate.
Create a warm and caring classroom community
Teach language arts, math, social studies, and social emotional learning (SEL) lessons weekly in a self-contained classroom of 18-20 students
Coordinate with science specialist to support science inquiry-based lessons
Integrate technology as appropriate
Create and prepare lessons in the above areas, including whole group, small group, and individual work
Identify and respond to individual students’ social and emotional needs, including learning differences in collaboration with Learning Specialist and Counselor
Create enrichment and extension opportunities
Use a variety of teaching techniques and strategies to engage students in learning
Plan, design, and implement assessment of student progress. Keep track of student work in an organized and timely manner
Mentor support teacher
Communicate promptly with colleagues, specialists, tutors, therapists, administrators, and parents regarding students and classroom projects or issues, via email, telephone, and newsletters
Write progress reports and conference with parents
Manage classroom budget
Grade Level, Division, and School-wide Responsibilities
Attend weekly team meetings: collaborate and share plans and materials with team
Help plan, organize, and conduct field trips, classroom visitors, overnight trips and special grade-wide events
Plan and develop curricula and assessments with grade level team
Attend and participate actively in regular division and full faculty meetings
Attend and assist with assemblies and special events (Halloween, performances, Grandparents Day, Walkathon, etc.)
Marin Country Day School is an independent K-8 coed day school enrolling 560 students at a 35-acre campus in Corte Madera, California. Our school's mission, underscored by our core values of respect, responsibility and compassion, asks children to become skilled learners and ethical human beings, motivated to make a difference in the world.
Founded in 1956 by an adventurous group of parents and... educators who believed that learning is a joyous and lifelong process, MCDS provides a distinguished education based on distinctive values, aspirations and practices. Students at MCDS enjoy the benefits of innovative teaching, enhanced understanding of how children learn, tools for clear and creative expression and an increasingly diverse student body.
Our rich and well-considered core curriculum includes a rigorous grounding in traditional academic disciplines: English, Spanish, mathematics, science and social studies. Art, athletics, drama, music and outdoor education are integral parts of the program. In addition, Aikido/Energy Time, developmental physical education and age-appropriate curricula covering nutrition, human sexuality and substance abuse promote health and wellness.
We strive as well to prepare our students to participate thoughtfully and meaningfully in the changing world of the 21st century, and to give them flexible skill sets that will serve them in a world that is more competitive and technologically integrated. Woven into the program are initiatives promoting ecoliteracy, global awareness and engagement and facility in the use of technology. Ongoing review of the core program assures that the curriculum is dynamic, incorporates current pedagogy and best practices, and is well-aligned through the nine grade levels.