Inclusion and Belonging at MCDS

When Marin Country Day School was founded in 1956, our founders were committed to creating a diverse community comprised of families from both sides of the Golden Gate. The Bay Area is now one of the most diverse places in the country and we are committed to reflecting the vibrant mix of cultural, economic, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and family structures that are part of our everyday lives.

We believe an inclusive school community makes us better informed, more compassionate, and better prepared to effect positive change in the world.

Our families, faculty and staff represent an increasingly broad spectrum of economic backgrounds, family structures, racial, ethnic, and gender identities. We believe this diversity of experience equips our students with the perspectives and skills necessary to thrive in a complex, multicultural, and increasingly connected world.

Inclusion and Belonging is one of the major strategic initiatives set forth by the Board of Trustees. Setting this initiative has led us to set thoughtful goals and make progress among our students, faculty, staff, and parents in this work. We hope you enjoy reading about how we engage students, faculty/staff, and parents.

Affiliations & Community Partnerships

  • Breakthrough San Francisco
  • Bridge the Gap (Marin City)
  • Next Generation Scholars (Marin)
  • Our Family Coalition (Bay Area)
  • People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS)
  • Schools Mentoring & Resource Team (SMART San Francisco)