Wade Thomas, headed by Principal Nancy Wasserman, is a public kindergarten through fifth grade school located in downtown San Anselmo on the site of the first school in San Anselmo. It is one of three elementary schools in the Ross Valley School District. Wade Thomas is a California Distinguished School and is known for its high-quality academic instruction. The school population is 74 percent Caucasian, 7 percent Asian and 5 percent Latino. Located near downtown San Anselmo, Wade Thomas sits nestled among neighborhood homes, and kids are encouraged to walk to school.