High School Placement

What comes after Ring Mountain Day School?

Students from RMDS attend challenging and competitive public and independent high schools in the Bay Area and throughout California.

Every fall, we welcome back our recently graduated students to talk to the current eighth grade about high school and the transition process. They tell us and their eighth grade friends that RMDS’s small classes, personal connections with teachers, and discussion-based learning gives them an advantage over students coming from larger schools.

Our alumni are unafraid to ask questions and reach out to teachers. The social and emotional skills they’ve learned at RMDS help them to connect easily with new classmates. Our students arrive at high school with a strong grasp on study skills, time management, and self-advocacy. They’re ready for the challenging classes that prepare them for success in college and beyond.

RMDS students have been accepted to the following independent high schools. Students in the classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017 matriculated at schools listed in italics.

The Bay School
Besant Hill School (CA)
The Branson School
Brewster Academy (NH)
Convent of the Sacred Heart
The Drew School
The Dunn School (CA)  
Hawaii Preparatory Academy        
International School of Mexico City
Lick Wilmerding High School
Marin Academy
Marin Catholic High School
The Marin School

Marin School of the Arts
Orinda Academy
The Proof School
San Domenico High School

San Francisco School of the Arts
San Francisco University High School
Sierra Lutheran High School (NV)
The Stevenson School (CA)
St. Ignatius College Prep
The Urban School

In addition, RMDS students go on to attend local public high schools, including Redwood High School (Corte Madera and Larkspur) and Tamalpais High School (Mill Valley),