Schools: Sausalito

Public Schools:

Bayside Elementary/ Martin Luther King (MLK) (K-8) 
Willow Creek Charter Academy (K-5)

Sausalito Marin City School District
Steve Van Zant, Superintendent
630 Nevada Street, Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 332-3190 Fax: (415) 332-9643

The Sausalito Marin City School District (SMCSD) is an elementary (K-8) district drawing its student population from Sausalito and Marin City. The district has three schools: Bayside Elementary, Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy and Willow Creek Academy, a charter school. District enrollment is 281 students. Class size averages 15 students. SMCSD students attend high school in the Tamalpais Union High School District. The Sausalito Marin City School District is committed to providing a rigorous and challenging academic program for all children in a safe environment that values diversity. The district is committed to a climate of mutual respect. All services in the SMCSD focus on furthering student academic achievement and developing responsible citizens.

The Sausalito Marin City School District employs 16 teachers, a part-time clinical psychologist and a certified nurse. State special education, counseling and Title I services are provided for students with special needs. A GATE program for gifted and talented students is offered. Through partnerships with The Marin Theatre Company, The Bay Model Association and The Yosemite Institute, the district schools are provided with enrichment programs in the visual and performing arts and physical sciences. The district also offers an after school intervention program. Parents, community, business and service organizations support the academic and social development of our students. Parents participate in parent-sponsored activities and assist in the classrooms. The district benefits from partnerships with businesses to fund computer-based educational projects and from grants that provide a resource pool of services for families. Sausalito Rotary provides weekly individual tutoring.

Bayside Elementary School/ Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK), We strive to be compassionate citizens of the world demonstrating confidence, integrity and academic excellence. As global thinkers, we have pride in ourselves, our knowledge and our community. We are committed to creating a college culture by connecting with our past and voicing our desires for our future. We are the dreamers and doers of Bayside Elementary/Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy. We hold the power to enact change and give back to ensure the success of our community.

Willow Creek Academy is a public charter school created by parents and community to provide students with an integrated project-based curriculum with a strong academic core. Students receive a rigorous curriculum in language arts, mathematics, social studies and science with extensive work in the arts, foreign language and environmental studies. Parents are a vital part of the Willow Creek family, by providing at least 50 hours of volunteer time per year and signing a contract promising that students come to school ready to learn. Students also sign contracts with teachers to take responsibility for their work.

Private Schools:

Grades: PK-5th

Lycee Francais La Perouse- The International French School
100 Ebbtide Ave
(415) 661-5232

Founded by parents in 1967, the Lycee Fran?ais La Perouse is an academic institution accredited by the State of California and the French Ministry of Education. It belongs to a network of over 400 French schools worldwide and receives substantial financial support from the French Government. The Lycee offers a preschool through 12th grade education to French, American and students of other cultures. The Lycee is an American private school with a French public school curriculum. Lycee Francais La Perouse is run by the parents, with financial responsibility residing in the Board of Directors, elected from among parents and other community leaders. Pedagogical direction, however, is provided by the Agence pour l'Enseignement Francais  l'Etranger (Agency for International French Education) under the guidance of the French Ministry of Education.



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.