Sun Valley Elementary School 75 Happy Ln, San Rafael, CA94901 Sun Valley Elementary School is one of six public elementary schools in the San Rafael City Schools District. At the end…More of Sun Valley, in San Rafael, the school boasts playgrounds and open space with the back of the school opening up onto a ridge. Sun Valley is considered to be one of the best elementary schools in San Rafael and has been recognized as a California Distinguished School. The school has an Academic Performance Index of 896 out of 1,000. The principal, Julie Harris, has emphasized a focus on creativity and allowing the students to grow emotionally as well as intellectually. The school also has an active parent community and parent-teacher organization.
San Pedro Elementary School 498 Point San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA94901 San Pedro Elementary School serves the communities east of Highway 101 and the area south of the San Rafael Canal area.…More The students are largely English language learners. The staff of the school is dedicated to educating each child in a safe, enriching environment with the highest standards of academic excellence.
San Rafael City Schools District Office 310 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA94903 San Rafael City Schools includes seven elementary schools, two middle schools and three high schools that serve…More neighborhoods throughout San Rafael, Terra Linda, Marinwood and Lucas Valley. It is overseen by a five-member board of education.
Named for William Coleman, who originally owned all the land in the area, Coleman Elementary is one of six K-5…More elementary schools in the San Rafael City Schools District. In 2005, the school was newly constructed to replace an aging facility. The original Coleman Elementary was founded in 1910 and celebrated its 100th anniversary with educational festivities.</p>
<p>The neighborhood school, down the street from Dominican University, serves a diverse population and is active in the community. The school hosted an Earth Day celebration and conducts a fundraiser with Andy's Market in the fall. There are also monthly tours of the school for parents during the year.</p>
Dixie Elementary School, which serves the Lucas Valley community, is one of three elementary schools in the…More Dixie School District. The school is a California Distinguished School, as well as a National Blue Ribbon School.</p>
<p>Set amid the hills of Lucas Valley, the school has expansive play space and outdoor classrooms with gardens. Many kids walk and bike to school from the surrounding neighborhoods.</p>
<p>The school also has an active parent community and a site council that oversees the school and meets the second Tuesday of the month.</p>
Glenwood Elementary School 25 W Castlewood Dr, San Rafael, CA94901 Glenwood Elementary School, based in the Glenwood neighborhood on the east end of San Rafael, is both a California…More Distinguished School and a Blue Ribbon award winning school. The school has an Academic Performance Index (API) of 923 out of 1,000, placing it in the top 10 percent of schools academically in the state. Glenwood focuses heavily on parental involvement with an annual parent survey and parents involved in field trips and fundraisers. The community is close-knit and draws heavily from the surrounding neighborhood. The K-5 school is one of six elementary schools in the San Rafael City School District and is considered one of the best.
Dixie School District District 380 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA94903 The Dixie School District is an elementary district in the northern San Rafael communities of Terra Linda, Marinwood and…More Lucas Valley. Founded in 1864, it is one of the oldest school districts in Marin County and includes three elementary schools for kindergarten through fifth grade. The schools are Dixie School, Vallecito School and Mary E. Silveira School. Sixth through eighth grade students attend Miller Creek Middle School.
Sun Valley Children's Center 75 Happy Ln, San Rafael, CA94901 Sun Valley Children's Center at Sun Valley Elementary provides after-school care to kindergarten through…More fifth-grade students in the Sun Valley and Gerstle Park neighborhoods. The child care service is city-run, and the city runs childcare centers before and after school at each of the city's elementary schools.
Saint Mark's School is a nonsectarian school for students throughout Marin and the Bay Area. It serves kindergarten…More through eighth grade. Its goal is to provide an excellent academic program in an environment of creativity and innovation.</p>
Laurel Dell Elementary School 225 Woodland Ave, San Rafael, CA94901 Laurel Dell serves a diverse student body in central San Rafael, many of whom are English-language-learners. Students…More matriculate to Davidson Middle School.
Bahia Vista Elementary School 125 Bahia Way, San Rafael, CA94901 Bahia Vista is a neighborhood school in San Rafael's Canal area. Its staff is dedicated to educating each child in a…More safe, enriching environment that respects individuals and cultural differences while helping students master grade level standards.
Glenwood Children's Center 25 W Castlewood Dr, San Rafael, CA94901 Located at Glenwood Elementary School, the center serves the Glenwood and Peacock Gap neighborhoods. It provides…More after-school care for children in grades kindergarten through five.
Coleman Children's Center 140 Rafael Dr, San Rafael, CA94901 Located in the Coleman Elementary School, the Coleman Children's Center is an after-school program that serves its…More Dominican neighborhood and works in partnership with the Coleman Elementary and the local community. The program offers a wide variety of services and support for parents and children. A family-friendly environment designed around the needs and interests of the children and their families, the Center is part of the City of San Rafael Community Services Division.
Vallecito Elementary School 50 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA94903 Vallecito serves kindergarten-through-fifth-grade students from Terra Linda with many innovative programs. It has active…More community participation, raising money through the non-profit Can Do! foundation.
Mary E. Silveira School Elementary School 375 Blackstone Dr, San Rafael, CA94903 Mary Silveira serves children in Marinwood and the Smith Ranch Road community. The school is named after the matriarch…More of a dairy ranching family, a Dixie School District teacher and widowed mother of seven. Today, the school serves a diverse population and is central to the community. It features an organic garden that enhances student learning.
Montessori de Terra Linda 620 Del Ganado Rd, San Rafael, CA94903 Montessori de Terra Linda was founded as part of the Ross Academy Montessori Schools. Located at Terra Linda, the school…More uses the Montessori method of teaching, which is based on self-directed learning and the development of the whole person. Visit the website for more information.
Mulberry Classroom 70 Skyview Ter, San Rafael, CA94903 The Mulberry Classroom is a private school that offers special education for students. The class size tends to be fairly…More small, so students get the attention that they need, but still large enough for the children to socialize. It is also open for most of the school year and has a library on the premises. You can find the Mulberry Classroom at the intersection of Skyview Terrace and Salvador Way.
Dunham Academy 1 Saint Vincents Dr, San Rafael, CA94903 Located on the St. Vincent's campus on the north end of San Rafael, Dunham Academy is a non-profit elementary and middle…More school for exceptionally gifted students. The school offers year-round, small, multi-age classes that move at the students' own pace. Founded in 1998, the school is specifically designed to serve the needs of gifted students who found regular school repetitive and slow-moving. The students are encouraged to move at a faster pace in the subjects they excel at, but the curriculum is tailored for those areas where they have to move at a more standard pace. Students are admitted year-round, based on standardized tests and an interview.
Dixie Children's Center 1175 Idylberry Rd, San Rafael, CA94903 The city provides childcare for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade from the communities of Lucas Valley,…More Marinwood and Terra Linda. Before school and after school care is provided by the city's childcare division at the Dixie Elementary School. Registration and drop-in is available.
Davidson Middle School 280 Woodland Ave, San Rafael, CA94901 Davidson Middle School in central San Rafael serves a diverse population of students from Bahia Vista, Coleman,…More Glenwood, Laurel Dell, San Pedro and Sun Valley elementary schools. Venetia Valley Elementary School students also are eligible to attend Davidson. Most students matriculate to San Rafael High School.
Venetia Valley Children's Center 177 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA94903 Ventetia Valley is operated by the city of San Rafael Child Care Division. It provides after-school care for students…More during the school year and full-time care in the summer and during vacations.
Saint Raphael School 1104 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA94901 Originally founded as a Catholic school in conjunction with the Saint Raphael Mission in 1889, this school serves…More families with children in Kindergarten up to the eigth grade. Tuition is slightly cheaper for families that are part of the parish and the school is still closely tied with the church and mission. The school also provides a pre-school program on its campus, a non-profit, community program that focuses on high-quality and affordable care. Note, parents and families are required to volunteer 40 hours of their time to assist the school.
Founded in 1972, the Marin Waldorf School operates on the Waldorf principles of learning, which seek to instill in…More children a love of learning. It recognizes the uniqueness of each child and nurtures them academically, artistically and physically.</p>
<p>Set on 11 acres in the Lucas Valley area of San Rafael, Marin Waldorf offers kids a chance to experience nature, the garden and the play area.</p>
<p>The school offers a toddler program, preschool and kindergarten program, and classes for first through eighth grade.</p>
Church of St. Isabella 1 Trinity Way, San Rafael, CA94903 The Church of St. Isabella was built on property donated by the Freitas family in Terra Linda. Its first pastor, the…More Rev. Edward Dingberg, was appointed in 1961. The church is based on the belief that faith can grow and be nurtured. The parish operates a school, educating students in academics and the Catholic faith in grades kindergarten through eight.
The Brandeis Hillel Day School, situated on the campus with the Jewish Community Center and Congregation Rodef…More Sholom, is one of two Brandeis Hillel schools in the Bay Area. The private K-8, co-ed school focuses on high academics and emotional and spiritual awareness. Though Hebrew and Judaic studies are taught at the school, a number of non-Jewish families attend for the academic quality of instruction.</p>
<p>Tuition for students is approximately $22,000 per year, though there is a flexible tuition program, and students have to enter an application process the January before they would enter school.</p>
<p>The school is deeply involved in the Jewish community and has an active parent group. There are a number of special activities, afterschool programs and events at the school and next door at the community center.</p>
Bright Horizons At Marin Commons 1600 Los Gamos Dr, San Rafael, CA94903 Bright Horizons at Marin Commons provides a safe and caring environment for young children to thrive. Its Ready for…More School program focuses on language development and literacy, as well as social and emotional development. It also provides a nutritious snack to students each day. Other highlights at this school include back-up care, parents' night out and parenting seminars. The school regularly holds special events for children, like the holiday sing-a-long and cookie exchange.