Every Student Has the Capacity to Excel

We work individually with students to find their best path to success.

Information for Prospective Families

private prep school near San Francisco

Welcome to Headlands Prep School!

Headlands Preparatory School – formerly known as Tilden Preparatory School Marin – is a WASC-accredited, independent, private high school and middle school (Grades 6-12). Our campus is located in Sausalito, California in Marin County (San Francisco Bay Area). Headlands Prep School first opened its doors in 2017 as a campus of Tilden Prep School, which was established in 2006. We have been celebrating student success ever since.

“The entire academic model is set up for the ever-changing landscape and both my children are thriving because of the connection they have already built due to the 1-1 model!!!!!”

Headlands Prep Parent

Individualized Learning

Build confidence through learning: our one-on-one model allows each student to experience a unique approach to education that suits their individual learner profile.

Academic Mastery

As a college prep school, coursework centers around mastery learning in which students acquire, practice, and apply content and skills for deeper learning and engagement. We offer supplementary tutoring and test preparation to support unique learning needs.

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Personal Growth

We believe in inclusive education that allows students – both as individuals and as learners - to find their path to success.

Community Engagement

Strong personal connections serve as a bridge between learners and the community in a globalized world.

“The administration at Headlands Prep (formerly Tilden Prep Marin) is incredibly student-focused and understands the different learning styles that make a learning community. Our daughter has felt supported, has grown academically, and has connected socially. We really couldn’t have asked for a better school experience!”

Headlands Prep Parent