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San Anselmo Schools

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San Anselmo is a charming town has a sunny climate, and strong sense of community in addition to fine public and private schools.   San Anselmo is also home to the San Francisco Theological Seminary.


Elementary and Middle School Districts

Ross Valley School District,


High School District

Tamalpais Union High School District


Brookside Elementary School

Lower Campus

116 Butterfield Road

San Anselmo, CA  94960

(415) 453-2948


Grades K-2


California Distinguished School 1995

Housed on two sites, Butterfield Road campus serves primary grades

The curriculum follows a "project based learning" strategy engaging students in real world projects and draws from a child's inherent drive to learn.

Child care is available for children at the lower campus.


Brook side Elementary School

Upper Campus

46 Green Valley Court

San Anselmo, CA  94960

(415) 454-7409


Grades 3-5


A California Distinguished School in 1995, the Brookside School community is committed to providing a program of academic excellence, cultural richness, social, emotional, and physical development that encourages children to reach their full potential.  Students are encouraged to respect diversity and think critically.

The second site for Brookside Elementary, the Green Valley Court campus serves the upper elementary grades.  Childcare is available at the lower campus for all grades.


Manor Elementary School

250 Oak Manor Drive

Fairfax,, CA  94930

(415) 453-1544


Grades K-5


Manor Elementary academics are emphasized, balanced with character building, in a learning environment where students feel safe.  Childcare is offered through the YMCA and special support is available for students needing English as a second language instruction.  This school is a Certified Green Business by the County of Marin


Wade Thomas Elementary School

150 Ross Ave.

San Anselmo, CA  94960

(415) 454-4603


Grades K-5


A California Distinguished School 1989 and 1997, the school provides a comprehensive learning experience based on best practices and creative teaching, challenging the students to think critically, analyze situations and find creative solutions.  Academics are accompanied by the arts as well.

In 2006, the school was ranked in the top 10% of schools in California in similar grade range.

White Hill Middle School

101 Glen Drive

Fairfax, CA  94930


Grades 6-8


A California Distinguished School in 2001, The White Hill program offers academic challenge and breadth of opportunity through its core educational program, enrichment and elective classes, and student activities program. Specialized credentialed teachers teach students fine arts, foreign language, and physical education.



Sir Francis Drake High School

1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

San Anselmo, CA  94960

(415) 453-8770


Grades 9-12


A California Distinguished School, Drake High School has been identified by the US Department of Education as a New American High School.  The program emphasized a College Prep program, but provides for all levels of ability and interest.  This school is a Certified Green Business by the County of Marin.

Tamiscal High School-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.


Private Schools


San Domenico High School

1500 Butterfield Road

San Anselmo, CA 94960

(415) 258-1900



Grades: 9-12

Located on over 500 acres, three brand new facilities were recently added to this spectacular campus.  San Domenico High School is an all girls' college preparatory school that offers both residential and day programs. The school was founded by The Dominican Sisters in 1850, making it the oldest independent school in California.


San Domenico Primary & Middle School

1500 Butterfield Road

San Anselmo, CA 94960

(415) 258-1900



Grades: Preschool-8


San Domenico offers a rigorous and integrated curriculum, including athletic programs for primary and middle school students.  The Music Conservatory offers a variety of programs as well. The school accepts boys and girls from preschool through 8th grade.


St. Anselm Elementary

40 Belle Ave

San Anselmo, CA 94960

(415) 454-8667



Grades: K-8


St. Anselm provides a program that educates the whole child with emphasis spiritual values and personal growth.  Before and after school care is available as an extended learning program.


Sunny Hills School

James R. Sylla School

300 Sunny Hills Drive

San Anselmo, CA 94960

(415) 457-3200



Grades: K-12


Sunny Hills Services has residential, educational, and community based programs designed to provide directed, individualized treatment to children with severe educational and/or behavioral problems, especially anger management issues. The school staff includes social workers trained in crisis and conflict management.  The James R. Sylla School is a Sunny Hills program for boys grades 9-12.


Star Academy

921 Sir Francis Drake Blvd

San Anselmo, CA 94960

(415) 456-8727



Grades: 1-12


Star Academy provides special education to students with varied and multiple learning differences. Through a comprehensive remedial program, the academic strengths and weaknesses of each child is addressed.  Students benefit from the small class sizes and the specially designed programs.


The San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo

San Francisco Theological Seminary

105 Seminary Road

San Anselmo,  CA 94960

(415) 451-2800


Presbyterian Seminary


Spirituality, theology and the practical arts of ministry are blended together as a whole.  Here students are able to reflect upon your own individual calling.