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Isabel Cook School & Community Center
1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960
The Isabel Cook School has a long history in the community. Built in 1927, it was first called the Red Hill SchoolMore and renamed for longtime principal Isabel Cook upon her death in 1949. Closed in 1975 and put up for sale, the school was purchased by the town of San Anselmo in a complex transaction involving federal funds. Today, the multipurpose building is used as a community center for recreation programs and local artists.
Manor Elementary School
150 Oak Manor Dr, Fairfax, CA 94930
Manor School is one of three K-5 schools in the Ross Valley School District, and is the only public elementary schoolMore 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.
Marin County Bicycle Coalition
733 Center Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930
The Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) has been the premier cycling advocacy and education organization in MarinMore since its inception in 1998. MCBC has a number of branches, including advocacy for cyclists' safety at the state and national level, allocation of funds for bike pathways and bike boulevards under the Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Project, education and outreach about traffic laws for cyclists and Safe Routes for School - which attempts to get more children biking and walking to school. With cycling as one of the most popular sports in Marin, the organization, whose headquarters are in Fairfax, has a large presence throughout the county. MCBC is a nonprofit and residents can volunteer at a number of events, including Bike to Work Day in May.
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