About

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.

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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.

Individualized Learning

Build Confidence through Learning
Empowering Thought

Bridge concrete and abstract thinking through developing perspectives, curiosity, and exploration

Intentional Preparation

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

Inquiry
Exploration
Discovery

Academic
Mastery

Acquire ● Practice ● Apply
Curriculum

Expand innovative, research-based curriculum in which students build understanding through educational challenges, exploration, and application

Learning Environment

Empower students to learn at their own pace in an environment that promotes curiosity, confidence, and self-advocacy

Preparation

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

Communication
Empowerment
Engagement

Personal
Growth

Grow as a Learner and Individual
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,
and balance

Passion & Purpose

Aspire to personal goals while exploring individual potential

Responsibility
Identity
Reflection

Community
Engagement

Develop Strong Connections
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

Inclusion
Respect
Commitment