Same community, new look
Starting August 21, 2020, we close our doors as Tilden Preparatory School Marin and reopen as Headlands Preparatory School. Building on Tilden's strong foundation of education and vision, Headlands Preparatory School will continue to provide a one-to-one educational environment focused on individualized learning, academic mastery, personal growth, and community engagement.
Headlands Preparatory School is a private, college preparatory school for grades 6-12 that uses a tutorial style to teach curriculum one-to-one and in small groups.
The Guiding Pillars of Headlands Preparatory School
The four pillars are central to our academic program and community. They help us to realize our standards of excellence and guide our development as a school.
Bridge concrete and abstract thinking through developing perspectives, curiosity, and exploration
Scaffold academic preparation in order to support understanding, wellness, and mastery
Building a Foundation
Help students foster Social-Emotional skills alongside an academic “tool kit,” promoting identity growth as an individual and a learner
Expand innovative, research-based curriculum in which students build understanding through educational challenges, exploration, and application
Empower students to learn at their own pace in an environment that promotes curiosity, confidence, and self-advocacy
Prepare students as 21st Century learners who need to think critically and creatively, evaluate what they find, and approach every path with empathy and compassion
Growing the Learner
Develop self-directed learners who understand the value of effective effort, show perseverance, and demonstrate personal integrity
Growing the Individual
Foster mindfulness, reflection, and positive self-image through celebration of the self, personal responsibility,
Passion & Purpose
Aspire to personal goals while exploring individual potential
The HPS Community
Focus on the individual as a contributor to an inclusive, respectful community
The Local Community
Reflect upon personal practice and experience to immerse in self-discovery
The Global Community
Exhibit active civic engagement that expands beyond the individual, school, and local reach while valuing diverse cultures and individual differences