Teaching & Learning

A curious mind is an engaged mind. At Headlands Prep School, intellectual inquiry is harnessed and learning is interactive; analysis and creativity thrive simultaneously. We believe every student learns best when they are supported, confident, and empowered to grow.

In order to fulfill our mission to empower students to grow themselves as learners and as individuals, Headlands Prep in Sausalito, California analyzes each student’s strengths and preferred learning modalities. We provide a challenging college preparatory academic program within a model that allows students to learn at their own pace and develop a unique tool kit suited to their personal needs. The one-to-one model enables teachers to engage unique student interests and provides students with the opportunity to develop and articulate their own thoughts, interests, and opinions, both verbally and in their written work. Our curriculum is designed around the concept of Mastery Learning and our Acquire-Practice-Apply method, in which students acquire content and skills, practice them in a meaningful way, and apply them for long term learning.

“Headlands Prep (formerly Tilden) has been a fabulous experience for our daughter. She is extremely bright and inquisitive, and the teachers have met her interest, challenged her, guided her and really connected with her every step of the way.”

Headlands Prep Parent