St. Rita's School is a Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade Catholic school connected to St. Rita's Church. The school…More is on the same property as the church, but situated behind it. Though students attend mass once a month and participate in prayer services and religious instruction in classes, about 30 percent of the students are not Catholic.</p>
<p>For 53 years,the school has continued to expand its programs in an effort to create well-rounded, spiritually and intellectually stimulated students. The school now offers preschool, music and Spanish programs.</p>
<p>Though there is an application process, the school accepts all students that it has the capabilities to serve.</p>
Founded in 1850, San Domenico is a private school located on 500 acres at the end of Butterfield Road, in Sleepy…More Hollow. The school, founded by Catholic sisters, includes a co-ed preschool through 8th grade day-school program and a girls' boarding high school program. The campus, surrounded by lush hills and open space, is known particularly for its Music-Virtuoso Program and Riding School. International students come to attend the music program.</p>
<p>Tuition ranges from $9,975 for the half-day preschool program to $42,800 for the high school boarding program. Some financial assistance is provided, which students can apply for. There is an extensive application process and students can visit the campus before applying.</p>
<p>In addition to the schools' programs, the campus is also used for summer camps, horse riding classes at the riding school, and a number of community events. In 2008, the school unveiled an extensive solar system to help power the campus' energy use.</p>
St. Anselm Catholic School 40 Belle Ave, San Anselmo, CA94960 Since it's founding in 1924, St. Anselm School has enjoyed a long tradition of providing Catholic education to…More elementary school children. Hot lunches are served and before and after school care is available. Students are required to wear school uniforms.
Cascade Canyon School 2626 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA94930 Since its creation in 1981, Cascade Canyon School has been an alternative to the public elementary schools in the…More community. Set amid trees and open space at Fairfax's west end, Cascade Canyon offers a progressive education with a focus on the environment. The small school also provides multi-age classrooms, so that students can learn from each other. The classrooms each have core teachers and the students take classes like arts, music, theater, physical education and sign language with specialty teachers. The school has become more involved with the community at large, even working with the town this year to put on Kidzstock -- a large, kids' music festival. Applications for admittance are accepted starting in January and February for the following year. Tuition for one student is $14,238, with discounts for families with multiple kids enrolled.
Brookside School 116 Butterfield Rd, San Anselmo, CA94960 Brookside School is one of three elementary schools in the Ross Valley School District. The school is divided into two…More campuses. The Lower Campus serves predominantly grades K-2, though some second grade classrooms have been moved to the Upper Campus. In the 2011-12 school year, the two Brookside campuses (which are separated by nearly a mile) will become two separate schools. The Lower Campus is overseen by Principal Marci Trahan, and serves the communities of Sleepy Hollow and the San Anselmo-Fairfax border.
Wade Thomas School 150 Ross Ave, San Anselmo, CA94960 Wade Thomas, headed by Principal Nancy Wasserman, is a public kindergarten through fifth grade school located in…More 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.
The San Anselmo Co-Op Nursery School is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization, owned and administered by the…More parents. The school was founded in Fairfax in June 1947 as the Fairfax Community Nursery School. In 1963, the school, now known as the San Anselmo Co-Operative Nursery School, purchased the current property at 24 Myrtle Lane, finally acquiring the permanent home the administrators had so long desired.</p>
White Hill School 101 Glen Dr, Fairfax, CA94930 Built over 40 years ago, White Hill Middle School serves sixth to eighth graders in San Anselmo and Fairfax. It is the…More only public middle school for the Ross Valley School District. The school, located at the far west end of Fairfax off of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, is situated on 22 acres and surrounded by open space and hills. White Hill is a California Distinguished School with an Academic Performance Index (API) of 898 out of 1,000, putting it in the top 10 percent of schools in California. The principal, David Finnane, is also making an effort to reach out to the community and focus on the positive things the students are achieving. The school will be the focus of an expansion-based construction effort in the coming years, as the district focuses on addressing enrollment growth.
Robin's Nest Pre-Schools 100 Shaw Dr, San Anselmo, CA94960 Cindy and Rob Rowley founded the Robin's Nest in 1985. The school is named after their daughter, Robin.They…More have been at this location about 23 years. Children entering their toddler program do not need to be potty trained; teachers will work along with parents to train your child. Parental participation is always welcome at their three locations.
San Anselmo Montessori, located at the old Red Hill Middle School site behind Red Hill Shopping Center, provides…More preschool and Kindergarten Montessori programs, along with after-school and summer programs.</p>
<p>Montessori philosophy allows children to learn at their own pace and explore the world around them. The goal is for kids to become independently interested in learning on their own.</p>
<p>The school also features an organic garden and brings in special instructors, like storytellers and music teachers. The Kindergarten class also takes field trips to places like the Planetarium and Slide Ranch.</p>
<p>Tuition is around $10,000 a year, and there is a discount for siblings. The application process includes a meeting with the student.</p>
The Sleep Hollow Nursery School process invites parents to come in and observe the school at anytime. Registration…More requires current immunization records, a current physical clearance from your pediatrician, required registration fee and completed information and permission forms provided in the enrollment package.</p>
<p>The school serves two healthy snacks each day. Parents can provide lunch or choose the daily lunch program. Parents are invited to volunteer and Spanish is taught and spoken. Two other enrichment programs are Nature Teacher and Art. There are two, three, and four-day tuitions available.</p>
Manor Elementary School 150 Oak Manor Dr, Fairfax, CA94930 Manor School is one of three K-5 schools in the Ross Valley School District, and is the only public elementary school…More located in Fairfax. In addition to traditional classrooms, Manor features a Multi-Age Program (MAP) with classes that encompass grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5. Though Manor primarily serves kids in Fairfax, some district residents come from outside the school's boundaries to attend the MAP program. Because the school is set amid the Oak Manor community and surrounded by trees and open space, Manor has also worked to maintain its neighborhood feel and connection to the community. Along with core classes, Manor offers art and music to its students. The district's Yes! Foundation also funds physical education and arts programs, and provides theater opportunities for the students annually. And the school works with the town recreation department to offer a variety of different afterschool programs throughout the year.
First Friends Montessori Preschool 86 Mono Ave, Fairfax, CA94930 This small, private year-round pre-school employs certified Montessori educators with CPR and first aid certificates.…More Note, this school is on a one way street with vehicle access from Bolinas Road.
Parkside Preschool 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA94960 Parkside Preschool is a state-licensed pre-school that is a part of the city's department of recreation. The program…More features outdoor play, story telling, cooking activities, arts and crafts, music and academics. Parents should call to arrange a tour of the school if interested in signing their child up.
Little Arrows provides preschool and afterschool care for kindergarten and first-graders. Little Arrows also provides…More summer classes, such as Organic Cooking, Musical Mischiefand Animal Friends. Kids are enrolled in groups by age (Buffalo for 1-3 year olds, Mouse for 2-4 year olds, Frog for 3-5 year olds and Eagle for 4-6 year olds) with guides to lead them through individual curriculums.</p>
<p>At Little Arrows, children focus on nature and experiencing the world as they learn. The school runs on the public school calendar, with additional programs in the summer. Little Arrows is broken into two separate schools: the Farm School for younger kids and the Corner School for older kids.</p>
Ross Valley School District 110 Shaw Dr, San Anselmo, CA94960 The Ross Valley School District covers three elementary schools and one middle school serving San Anselmo and Fairfax.…More The district enrolled 1,973 students for the 2009-10 year at Manor Elementary School in Fairfax, Wade Thomas Elementary and Brookside Elementary in San Anselmo, and White Hill Middle School at the west end of Fairfax. Currently, the district is undergoing change with the hiring of a new Superintendent and with a proposed bond measure on the November 2010 ballot. The bond measure is part of an effort to address enrollment growth with a plan to add additional classrooms to the elementary schools and expand the facilities at White Hill. In addition, Brookside, which is currently divided into two campuses for grades K-2 and grades 3-5, will become two K-5 elementary schools in the 2011-12 school year. The district board of trustees meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 6pm at the district offices on Shaw Drive, behind the Red Hill Shopping Center.
Brookside School Upper Campus 46 Green Valley Ct, San Anselmo, CA94960 Brookside Elementary School, Upper Campus, serves half the students at Brookside Elementary. Brookside is one of three…More elementary schools in the Ross Valley School District. The Upper Campus serves predominantly grades 3-5, though some second grade classrooms have been moved to the Upper Campus. In the 2011-2012 school year, the two Brookside campuses (which are separated by nearly a mile) will become two separate K-5 schools. The Upper Campus is overseen by Principal Tracy Smith and sits farther back into unincorporated Sleepy Hollow. The Upper Campus has a large amount of open play space and is located at the base of the Sleepy Hollow - Terra Linda Open Space ridge. It was also modernized, recently, to incorporate technology into the curriculum and to provide a revamped multi-purpose room.
Sir Francis Drake High School 1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA94960 Sir Francis Drake High School, situated on a 21-acre campus, serves students between 9th and 12th grade in the Tamalpais…More Unified District. Established in 1951, the school has since been named a California Distinguished School. Its Academic Performance Index (API) is 851 out of 1,000, its average ACT is 23 and nearly 80 percent of graduates go on to four-year colleges. It addition to its college-preparatory curriculum, the school offers the choice of integrated academies to 11th and 12th graders. Integrated academies include communications, engineering, environmental science and global visions. A 2001 modernization bond allowed for facility renovations as well as new science classrooms, computers, and a modernized library. The school has extensive sports programs and extracurriculars, including one of the first high school mountain bike teams.