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Mill Valley is located just below Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley is surrounded by national parks, including Muir Woods, as well as hills and canyons were locals and visitors alike enjoy hiking, biking and running.  Mill Valley was named one the top 10 cities to like in by Money Magazine.  The town also hosts many cultural events including the internationally recognized Mill Valley Film Festival and the Mountain Play.

A variety of educational choices are available in both public and private sectors.


Elementary and Middle School District

Mill Valley School District


High School District


Tamalpais Union High School District


Edna Maguire Elementary School

80 Lomita Drive

Mill Valley, CA  94941

(415) 389-7733


Grades K-5


A California Distinguished School in 1998,  Maguire was

ranked in top 10% of California schools with a similar grade range.


Old Mill Elementary School

352 Throckmorton Ave.

Mill Valley, CA  94941

(415) 389-7727


Grades K-5


In 1998 Old Mill Elementary School was designated a California Distinguished School for the third time.

Composer George Cory, ("I Left My Heart In San Francisco") is a former student.


Park Elementary School

360 East Blithedale Ave.

Mill Valley, CA  94941

(415) 389-7735


Grades K-5


The Park School is known for its warm community, a focus on the environment and its engaging curriculum.  Park was for designated a California Distinguished School in 2002 for the third time.




Strawberry Point School

117 East Strawberry Drive

Mill Valley, CA  94941

(415) 380-2490


Grades K-5


Designated a California Distinguished School in 1989, the schools CST scores reflect the high academic standards at Strawberry Point School.  As with all Mill Valley School District, supplemental funding allows the school participates in the State Class Size Reduction Program for grades K-3.


Tamalpais Valley Elementary School

350 Bell Lane

Mill Valley, CA 94941

(415) 389-7731


Grades K-5


California Distinguished School in 1997, the school ranked in the top 10% of California schools with similar grade range in 2006.  Students are selected for the Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE) at the end of the 4th grade and clustered in the 5th grade.  After school enrichment programs are offered by the Mill Valley Parks and Recreation Department.




Mill Valley Middle School

425 Sycamore Ave.

Mill Valley, CA  94941

(415) 389-7711


Grades 6-8


Four times a California Distinguished School, class sizes averaged 22-24 in 2005/2006 school year, below the state average of 29.  In 2006, the school ranked in the top 10% of California schools with a similar grade range.

CST scores rate above average in all academic areas.


Tamalpais High School

700 Miller Ave.

Mill Valley, CA  94941

(415) 388-3292


Grades 9-12


Tamalpais High, a California Distinguished School, offers a comprehensive curriculum including Honors and Advanced Placement classes, foreign languages, technical arts, and an on-site ROP (Regional Occupational Program).  A Global Studies program provides opportunities for travel and language immersion.

Alumni include actress Eve Arden, mountain bike inventor Joe Breeze, guitarist John Cipollina, stateman/comic Pat Paulsen.  The Sock Hop scenes in the film ‘American Graffitti' , (1973), were filmed in the boys gym.


Tamiscal High Schoool-Alternative

305 Doherty Drive

Larkspur, CA 94939


Grades 9-12


Tamiscal is a small independent high school in the Tamalpais Union High School District.  The program allows students to earn a high school diploma but may not provide necessary courses for university entrance.  Some university required courses may need to be fulfilled elsewhere.



San Andreas High School-Alternative/Continuation

599 William Ave.

Larkspur, CA  94939

(415) 945-3770


Grades 9-12


Serves students with difficulties in the large school setting.






Greenwood School

17 Buena Vista Ave.

Mill Valley, CA  94941

(415) 388-0495


Waldorf inspired

Grades K-8


This co-educational school with a curriculum inspired by the Waldorf School philosophy integrates the arts with academics.  An emphasis is placed on ecological values and recognizing the spiritual nature all beings.

After school programs with age appropriate activities are offered.


Marin Horizon School

305 Montford Ave.

Mill Valley, CA  94941

(415) 388-8408


Montessori inspired

Grade Preschool-8


Montessori inspired day school offers an atmosphere that inspires natural curiosity in their students, thereby cultivating a love of learning.  The school also offers an enrichment program, after school athletics for grades 3-8, before and after school care, highly acclaimed summer camp.

Preschool campus is located in Tiburon.


Mount Tamalpais School

100 Harvard Ave

Mill Valley, CA  94941

(415) 383-9434



Grades K-8


This co-educational day school offers traditional elementary curriculum enhanced with both French and Spanish taught to students K-5.  Middle school students choose one for in-depth instruction.  8th grade students take an introductory Latin I course.


Ring Mountain Day School

70 Lomita Drive

Mill Valley, CA  94941

(415) 381-8183



Grades Preschool-8


Ring Mountain offers a curriculum based on traditional liberal arts education, emphasizing science, humanities and art equally.  An after school enrichment program also available for students not enrolled.