Every Student Has the Capacity to Excel

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

Information for Prospective Families


Welcome to Headlands Preparatory School!

Headlands Preparatory School, formerly known as Tilden Preparatory School Marin, is a WASC-accredited, private middle school and high school (Grades 6-12) based in Sausalito, California (Marin County/San Francisco Bay Area). Headlands Private Prep School first opened its doors in 2017 as a branch of Tilden Private Prep School – which was established in 2006 – and has 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

Our coursework centers around mastery learning in which students acquire, practice, and apply content and skills for deeper learning and engagement.


Personal Growth

We believe in inclusive education that grows the individual and the learner simultaneously as students find their path to success.

Community Engagement

Developing strong connections creates a bridge between the learner and the community in an increasingly globalized world.

“The administration at Headlands (formerly Tilden 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