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Brookside School
116 Butterfield Rd, San Anselmo, CA 94960
Brookside School is one of three elementary schools in the Ross Valley School District. The school is divided into twoMore 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.
St. Anselm Catholic School
40 Belle Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960
Since it's founding in 1924, St. Anselm School has enjoyed a long tradition of providing Catholic education toMore elementary school children. Hot lunches are served and before and after school care is available. Students are required to wear school uniforms.
Wade Thomas School
150 Ross Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960
Wade Thomas, headed by Principal Nancy Wasserman, is a public kindergarten through fifth grade school located inMore 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.
San Anselmo Co-Op Nursery School
24 Myrtle Ln, San Anselmo, CA 94960

The San Anselmo Co-Op Nursery School is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization, owned and administered by theMore 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.

 

White Hill School
101 Glen Dr, Fairfax, CA 94930
Built over 40 years ago, White Hill Middle School serves sixth to eighth graders in San Anselmo and Fairfax. It is theMore 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.
San Domenico School
1500 Butterfield Rd, San Anselmo, CA 94960

Founded in 1850, San Domenico is a private school located on 500 acres at the end of Butterfield Road, in SleepyMore 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.

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.

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.

Saint Rita School
102 Marinda Dr, Fairfax, CA 94930

St. Rita's School is a Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade Catholic school connected to St. Rita's Church. The schoolMore 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.

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.

Though there is an application process, the school accepts all students that it has the capabilities to serve.

Ross Valley School District
110 Shaw Dr, San Anselmo, CA 94960
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.
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