Neil Cummins Elementary School (K-5)
Hall Middle School (6-8)
Larkspur School District
Valerie Pitts, Superintendent
230 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 927-6960 Fax: (415) 927-6964
The Larkspur School District serves the communities of Larkspur and Corte Madera. The district has two schools: Neil Cummins Elementary School, for kindergarten through 5th grade students and Henry Hall Middle School for grades 6-8. District enrollment is 1,104 students. Classes average 24 students per teacher, with grades K-3 averaging 20 or fewer. Larkspur School District students reside in the Tamalpais Union High School District. The Larkspur School District office, 230 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parents participate in shaping the goals of the schools through school site councils, PTA-sponsored activities, and school board meetings. Parents, community members and local businesses support the district's schools through a parcel assessment and through contributions to the Corte Madera-Larkspur Schools Foundation, which provides funds to support programs.
Neil Cummins School is located in Corte Madera adjacent to Town Park. The school has enrichment programs that include vocal and instrumental music, art, science lab, library, technology lab, physical education and motor skills. The school wide average class size is 20 students: 18+ in K-3 and 23+ in grade 4. The staff includes 50 full-time and part-time certificated employees, plus instructional classroom aides, a principal and assistant principal, speech and occupational therapists, psychologist, nurse and counselor. Neil Cummins was honored in 1989 and 1997 as a California Distinguished School, the state's highest honor for overall program excellence.
Hall Middle School offers a transitional program from a self-contained core of instruction in the 6th grade to a fully departmentalized program in the 8th grade. The academic curriculum includes language arts, social studies, mathematics, algebra, science, Spanish, health and physical education. Enrichment courses are offered in computers, woodshop, band, literature, Quest and drug education. The staff includes 23 full- and part-time certificated employees, plus a principal, resource specialists, a counselor and school secretaries. Hall Middle School was recognized in 1986, 1990, 1992 and 1996 as a California Distinguished School, the state's highest honor for overall program excellence. In 1998, Hall Middle School was designated a National Blue Ribbon School, the nation's top award.
20 Magnolia Ave
Marin Primary & Middle School, founded in 1975, is a preschool through eighth grade co-educational independent school located in Larkspur, Marin County, California. Marin Primary believes that childhood is a time to be treasured, so they strive to protect the pace of each child's journey from childhood to adolescence. They believe in educating the whole child and recognize that every child learns differently. At Marin Primary they, don't ask, "how smart is each child," but rather, "how is each child smart." The three divisions, preschool, primary and middle school, are structured to meet the unique needs of students at these developmental levels and led by an energetic and talented faculty with a committed administration. Marin Primary & Middle School is accredited by CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools) and WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges).
St. Patrick's Elementary
120 King Street
St. Patrick's provides their students with the knowledge and skills necessary for them to make informed decisions, to follow Christ's example of service to others, and to live meaningful and productive lives. Prayer, participation in liturgy, and the reception of the sacraments instill an awareness of the presence of the Living God within their community. St. Patrick's maintains high expectations for all students; they encourage them to work to their potentials and to develop their intellectual curiosity. They provide a curriculum which fosters an appreciation of the value of study and instills an enthusiasm for lifelong learning. Through the application of various teaching strategies and programs they are able to accommodate individual differences and needs. St. Patrick's encourages academic self-discipline, critical thinking skills, independent reasoning, and creative expression in order to prepare students to meet the challenges of tomorrow's world.
835 College Ave
Indian Valley Campus
1800 Ignacio Blvd
College of Marin
David Wain Coon, Ed.D
Marin Community College District
835 College Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904
College of Marin has been providing exceptional educational opportunities since 1926. The College has earned a reputation as a quality educational institution that provides a pathway for achievement and success for students of all ages. Each semester about 8,000 students are enrolled in over 1,100 credit classes on the Kentfield and Indian Valley campuses. Approximately 100 international students participate in College of Marin's International Student Program, making for a culturally diverse educational experience. Known as Marin junior College, the first Associate Degree was granted in the spring of 1929. In 1948 the college was renamed College of Marin. On the Kentfield campus one can view a 20-foot, six million year old fossil whale on display in the Austin Science Center, picnic in the grove of giant Redwoods or visit the current art exhibit in the Fine Arts Gallery. The College is noted for its drama, dance and musical performances in the Fine Arts Theatre. Other excellent offerings include a nationally accredited Nursing Program, a science field program and competitive athletic teams. The Indian Valley campus opened in 1975 after five years of holding classes at various sites in North Marin. The 33-acre site includes 200 acres of open space, an Olympic-size swimming pool and many hiking trails. Programs in Multimedia Studies, Auto Technology, Machine and Metals Technology, Court reporting and Medical Assisting are located at the Indian Valley Campus.
50 Acacia Ave
Dominican University of California is an independent university of Catholic heritage located 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, California. Founded in 1890 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Dominican enjoys a century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research, and community outreach. The University offers more than 60 programs of study that reflect the diversity and creativity of the faculty and students. With almost 2,000 graduate and undergraduate students and a student to faculty ratio of 11:1, Dominican is able to successfully blend personal direction associated with smaller schools with the academic resources of a larger university.