We’re ready for Winter Break!

Final Exams are the only thing standing between Marin Academy’s students, faculty, and staff and the rest and relaxation of Winter Break.  Fitting for our unique and diverse community, is the wide range of activities that we will be participating in over the next few week.  See what 40 of us will be up to!


  • I am most looking forward to sleeping for the first four days of break, and then actually having time to read. – Alex C., Class of 2013
  • I won’t be working on college apps – I’m going skiing in Colorado! – Alex H., Class of 2013
  • I can’t wait to celebrate the holidays, especially since my brother will be home. – Amanda, Class of 2013
  • I am excited to go to the Rose Bowl!  My brother Andrew (Class of 2009) will be marching in the parade with the Stanford Band!  – Amanda, Class of 2014
  • I am most looking forward to sleeping and hiking with my sisters over break! – Amelia, Class of 2014
  • I can’t wait to have my brother home over winter break! – Anji, Class of 2015
  • Playing basketball all break – Brandon, Class of 2013
  • I can’t wait to see my sister and give her a giant hug the moment she walks in the door.  – Callan, Class of 2013
  • I plan to organize my office, read a lot and basically do nothing – can’t wait!  – Carinne Lemaire-George, French teacher
  • I am traveling to Argentina to visit my family that lives there.  – Chiara, Class of 2014
  • Finishing college apps – Dan, Class of 2013
  • I am most looking forward to skiing over winter break! – Erika, Class of 2015
  • Skiing! – Evan, Class of 2014
  • Sleeping in for the first week of break and then going to New Orleans with one of my best friends starting Jan 1! – Evie Koh, Registrar
  • I am most looking forward to seeing snow, sleeping peacefully, and finishing my college applications! – Francisco, Class of 2013
  • I am looking forward to having my entire family over for Christmas, snowboarding if there is snow, and kicking off my Spring semester sabbatical.  – Glenn Stanfield, Spanish teacher
  • I am taking my daughter, Yuki, to the happiest place on earth……Disneyland. – Hideko Akashi, Freshman Class Dean, Taiko Teacher, and Crossroads Program Assistant
  • I am most looking forward to submitting my college apps, spending time with my fam, and eating a ton of Starbucks’ cranberry bliss bars over winter break! – Jessie, Class of 2013
  • I am headed to the Florida Keys to see my British cousins who we only get to see once a year.  – Jessie, Class of 2014
  • I plan to stay home and write songs.  – Justin, Class of 2014
  • I’m excited for the Girls’ basketball Rincon Valley Holiday Tournament!  – Kacie Martinez, Associate Athletic Director
  • I am most looking forward to getting some rest and celebrating Christmas over winter break! – Kaitlin, Class of 2015
  • I am going to meet my baby niece for the first time.  – Lauren Toker, Director of Crossroads and Community Action Program
  • Turning 18 on Jan 4! – Lena, Class of 2013
  • I am most looking forward to baking cookies and snuggling in cozy blankets over winter break! – Lena, Class of 2014
  • I am most looking forward to spending time with my family and catching up with middle school friends! – Lotte, Class of 2015
  • I am going to eat a lot, watch a lot of football, and spend time with family.  –Lynne Hansen, Dean of Students
  • I will be in training – swimming twice a day at training camp.  – Matthew, Class of 2014
  • I am most looking forward to sleeping, not writing a single essay, eating, spending time with my family / long lost sisters, baking awesomeness, shredding some nar nar, reading a book, and meeting my sister’s Norwegian / Swedish / Italian / foreign boyfriend, and having a grand adventure over winter break!”  – Moseley, Class of 2013
  • Skiing with my family and friends – Peter, Class of 2013
  • I am going to Costa Rica on a yoga retreat!  – Rebecca Young Gustin, Learning Services Coordinator and Science teacher
  • I am looking forward to going on the MA ski outing!  – Ryan, Class of 2014
  • I am excited to go to New York City and see the NYC Ballet perform the Nutcracker.  – Sanjai Moses, Dean of Multicultural Life and Human Development Department Chair
  • I am going to go late night swimming at Limantour Beach over winter break – polar bear club! – Sarah, Class of 2013
  • I am most looking forward to sleeping in and no homework over winter break! – Subei, Class of 2013
  • Tanning somewhere – Tess, Class of 2013
  • Doing winter-y Christmas-y stuff – Tia, Class of 2014
  • I plan on getting lots of rest and can’t wait to spend a relaxing week in Tahoe with my family! – Tiger, Class of 2016

The 2012-2013 school year marks 40 years of education at Marin Academy.  Throughout the year we will be commemorating this anniversary with on-campus events for students, special publications (including this on-going series of “lists of 40″), and a community celebration at Bimbo’s in San Francisco on April 20 (Save the date!).

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