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… an experiential learning space to have fun, unplug, and get dirty while mastering life skills and contributing to a community.
  • Are you looking for a place for your child to be outside and offline, engaging in activities that develop a positive sense of self?

  • Are you interested in a different type of after-school activity that will foster your child’s work ethic and nurture social and emotional competencies?

At the Marin Ranch School, the experiential learning gained through fun activities in each session translates to real life skills kids will use every day – inside and outside the corral.  


Ranch School offers a low risk social experience for kids to be together with their peers while learning and having fun outdoors away from screens.   

Marin Ranch School at the Golden Gate Dairy Stables, 1760 Shoreline Hwy, Muir Beach, California


Barn chores on an environmentally-sustainable horse ranch, holistic horse care, and natural horsemanship skills from the ground.

Self Skills...

Social Skills...

Life Skills... 

and, perhaps the most important of all, is putting joy back in learning. 

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1Golden Gate Dairy Stables Muir

Our ranch is an integral part of our program. Not so long ago, Marin County was full of ranches and dairies, and we are fortunate to have one of the county’s original ranch properties surrounded by thousands of acres of protected open space.

"Before enlightenment, muck stall, carry feed. After enlightenment, muck stall, carry feed."

 ~ Marin Ranch School Zen

How we do one thing is how we do everything.

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