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Mill Valley is a community that is firmly committed to quality education. Parents play a very active role in school through the PTA, KIDDO and volunteering in the classroom. Besides the Mill Valley public schools, a number of fine private schools serve the community.

Mill Valley School District

Five elementary schools and one middle school comprise the Mill Valley School District. The District takes pride in the quality of its well-rounded academic program and its small class sizes. The elementary and middle schools rank academically in the top five percent in the state.

“KIDDO!”, our schools foundation, provides funding for art, music, poetry and technology programs in the K-8 classes.

 Tamalpais High School

Often compared to a small college campus, Tamalpais High School sits on a beautifully landscaped hillside overlooking Richardson Bay.

Since opening in 1908, Tam High has educated four generations of Southern Marin youth. The students come from the communities of Mill Valley, Sausalito, Marin City, Bolinas and Stinson Beach. The student body reflects the diverse cultural and ethnic makeup of the area.

Tam students consistently score well on Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT). The dynamic staff, student body and community celebrate diversity, honor excellence and provide students with the opportunity to question, think and dream.

Edna Maguire School
Carly Tolson, Principal
80 Lomita Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Edna Maguire School, a 2001 and 1998 California Distinguished School, is the largest K-5 school in the District. It is situated in a residential area on 11 acres of land at the foot of surrounding hills. It features “The Children’s Garden”, a one-third acre fenced plot of land with individual classroom garden beds, an orchard and a pumpkin patch.

The school offers additional assistance to students who speak English as a second language. Part-time instructional assistants work with small groups of students in order to individualize instruction. The multi-media studio has 27 iMacs, scanners, an LCD projector, and video editing equipment.

Two large fields established at the site were donated to the school by the Mill Valley Soccer and Little League Associations. On-site day care is available before and after school.

 Old Mill School
Stephany La Londe, Principal
352 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Old Mill School, the District’s oldest elementary school building, is a 1998 California Distinguished School. This was the third time Old Mill received the award since the program’s inception in 1985. This modern facility incorporates computer technology and internet access in all of its classrooms and the library/media center. The school is three blocks from Mill Valley’s business district and across from Old Mill Park and Mill Valley Public Library. The facility has a large auditorium and 14 classrooms.

Old Mill provides students with a well-balanced academic program integrating thematic instruction and project based learning activities. Students and teachers use Cascade Creek in nearby Old Mill Park as an outside learning environment. Part-time instructional aides assist teachers by working with small groups and individual students. On-site childcare is available before and after school.

Park School
Peg Minicozzi, Principal

360 E. Blithedale Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Park School is the second oldest school building in the Mill Valley School District. It is located in the geographic center of Mill Valley across from Boyle Park and the municipal tennis court. The school has 15 classrooms and a large auditorium that is used most evenings and weekends for community events.

Part-time instructional assistants work under the direction of classroom teachers. The instructional program for Park is enhanced by a school wide “Oceans Project” and the children’s garden. Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum. Students can perform music and drama at grade level productions and at the annual Variety Show. Visual arts are featured annually in a community-publicized art show.

Before and after school day care is provided on site.

 Tamalpais Valley School
Gail Van Adelsberg, Principal

350 Bell Lane
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Tamalpais Valley School is situated in the southernmost boundary of Mill Valley on eight acres of land. It is located at the edge of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which provides a natural setting for environmental studies by classroom teachers and students. Part-time instructional assistants work in classrooms in the morning hours.

A large community field serves as a playground for physical education activities. Modular classrooms have been added to the school facility to house the expanding school enrollment. A newly developed community garden is rapidly evolving at the school. Before and after school child care is available on-site. An extensive program of after school enrichment classes sponsored by the Mill Valley Park and Recreation Department takes place daily.

Before and after school child care is available on site.

Mill Valley Middle School
Whitney Hoyt, Principal
425 Sycamore Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Mill Valley Middle School, a 2001 California Distinguished School is adjacent to the Bay Front Park and the Mill Valley Community Center. Each grade level is housed in a separate wing of the building. Its large library serves as the school’s central core.

Mill Valley Middle School offers an academic program that includes English, mathematics, social studies and science. Additionally, art, technology, and physical education classes taught by credentialed teachers round out the program. Foreign language is offered to all 7th and 8th grade students.

Counseling service is available full-time at Mill Valley Middle School. An extensive orientation for parents and students prepares them for the transition from primary to middle school and from eighth grade to high school. After school study hall and enrichment classes are available.

Strawberry Point School
Leslie Thornton, Principal
117 East Strawberry Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Strawberry Point School re-opened in August 2000 after having been closed for 10 years. The school has been completely renovated and expanded to accommodate future growth in our district. We now have a thoroughly modern school facility that incorporates a state-of-the-art data/communications network with access points in all instructional and administrative areas.

Strawberry Point School provides students a well-balanced academic program integrating thematic instruction and “hands-on, minds-on” learning activities. The school is situated on Richardson Bay and is adjacent to a wetlands area. Our instructional programs utilize regional science resources to meaningfully integrate environmental awareness and education into the core curriculum. Visual performing arts programs, special education and other support services are available to students at all grade levels. Part-time instructional assistants work with teachers to support student learning. On-site childcare is available before and after school

Marin County Schools Information

Old Mill School

Park School