Schools: Ross

Public Schools:

Ross School (K-8)

Ross School District
Chi Kim, Superintendent
P. O. Box 1058, Ross, CA 94957
(415) 457-2705 Fax: (415) 457-6724

Ross School is a K-8 community public school serving 384 children on the one campus of the Ross School District. Located in the town of Ross in Marin County, the school serves the students of Ross and includes sections of Kentfield and San Anselmo, which border the town boundaries. Ross School students reside in the Tamalpais Union High School District. The school office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Members of the Ross School Learning Community are key to the successes of our program. Parents, community members and local businesses support the Ross School District through a parcel tax and contributions to the PTA, Friends of the Library and the Ross School Foundation. These groups provide funds for additional teachers to reduce class size and for the Learning Lab, Spanish, fine arts, library and technology programs. Students in the middle school complete community service projects to demonstrate understanding and respect for themselves, others and the diversity of the world and the importance of service beyond self.

The Mission of Ross School is as follows: We are a K-8 community public school dedicated to excellence. Our mission is to build a solid educational foundation for all students while inspiring, guiding and challenging them to learn and reach out to the world with compassion, integrity and courage. Our vision is to be an inspiring, supportive and safe learning community that will foster the education and development of our students in the 21st century. Ross School has been recognized twice as a California Distinguished School, the state's highest honor for overall academic excellence.

Private Schools:

Grades: 9th-12th
Enrollment: 320

Branson School
38 Frenhill Avenue
PO Box 887
(415) 454-3612

Branson is an independent high school of 320 students located in the small, residential town of Ross in Marin County, 11 miles north of San Francisco. The Branson School inspires excellence in a nurturing, vibrant educational community based on personal and intellectual integrity. At the heart of Branson is the trusting, dynamic relationship between dedicated teachers and students. Through the vitality, breadth, and rigor of its programs, Branson encourages students to think critically, communicate clearly, develop their individual talents and interests, and pursue a lifelong passion for learning. Branson believes that diversity of people and thought enriches us all and promotes responsible leadership in the global community.


Kentfield Campus
835 College Ave
(415) 457-8811

Indian Valley Campus
1800 Ignacio Blvd
(415) 457-8811

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.

Dominican College
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.