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Corte Madera Schools

Corte Madera is a small town located at the base of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, just out of San Francisco's foggy weather but only a short commute away from the city. If you are considering purchasing a home in this charming town, you will want to give some attention to the schools available for your child's education. There are three excellent traditional public schools serving students in Corte Madera, as well as two alternative high schools. In addition, some of Marin County's finest private campuses are in Corte Madera.

Public Schools in Corte Madera

Most of Corte Madera is served by two public school districts; Larkspur School District for elementary and middle school, and Tamalpais Union High School District, which includes Redwood High School in Larkspur.

Larkspur School District is a small district serving the towns of Larkspur and Corte Madera. More than 1000 students attend the two award winning elementary and middle schools that comprise the district.

Tamalpais Union High School District provides secondary school education to students coming from ten elementary districts in Marin County, including the Larkspur School District. It includes three comprehensive high schools, all of which have been designated as California Distinguished Schools, and two alternative schools.

A small portion of East Corte Madera is served by Reed Union School District.

Neil Cummins Elementary School

58 Mohawk Ave
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Phone: (415) 927-6965

Website: Neil Cummins Elementary

Grades: K-4

Neil Cummins School is an award winning elementary school that serves children in the Larkspur School District. Neil Cummins has twice been identified as a California Distinguished School. Neil Cummins School offers art, music, and technology as part of its curriculum. Before and after school childcare can be arranged with off site, independent providers. See the school website for details.

Hall Middle School

200 Doherty Drive
Larkspur, CA 94939

Phone: (415) 927-6978

Website: Hall Middle School

Grades: 5-8

Congratulations to Hall Middle School for being named a California Distinguished School for 2007. This is the fifth time Hall Middle School has been honored with this award. Hall Middle School is also a Blue Ribbon School, which is considered to be the highest award an American school can achieve. Hall Middle School offers a transitional program with self-contained classes for 5th grade to a fully departmentalized program in the 8th grade.

Redwood High School

395 Doherty Drive
Larkspur, CA 94939

Phone: (415) 924-6200

Website: Redwood High School

Grades: 9-12

Congratulations to Redwood High School upon being named a California Distinguished School for 2007! This is the fourth time Redwood High has earned this award. Redwood High School offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with Advanced Placement and Honors courses, and includes French, Spanish, and Latin language classes. Redwood High also has an ROP program. Redwood High School is attended by students from Larkspur, Kentfield, Reed Union, and Ross School Districts. Gavin Newsom, mayor of San Francisco; Gary Fisher, one of the inventors of the mountain bike; and Robin Williams all attended Redwood High School.

Tamiscal High Alternative High School

305 Doherty Drive
Larkspur, CA 94939

Phone: (415) 945-3750

Website: Tamiscal High Alternative

Grades: 9-12

Tamiscal High School is a small independent high school within the Tamalpais Union High School District. The Tamiscal curriculum offers a program that allows a high school diploma, but not necessarily the courses needed to gain entrance into a university. University entry courses such as foreign language and upper level lab sciences must be taken elsewhere.

San Andreas Continuation/Alternative High School

599 William Ave
Larkspur, 94939

Phone: (415) 945-3770

Website: San Andreas Alternative

Grades: 9-12

San Andreas High School offers a program for students who have difficulty in a large school setting.

Private Schools in Corte Madera

In addition to the excellent public school system, Corte Madera claims some renowned public schools as well.

Marin Country Day School

5221 Paradise Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Phone: (415) 927-5900

Website: Marin Country Day School

Grades: K-8

Type: Nonsectarian

Marin Country Day School is a coeducational school that serves children from throughout Marin County. MCDS offers a variety of enrichment programs, after school and during the summer. The summer programs are offered to MCDS and non-MCDS students alike.

Marin Montessori School

5200 Paradise Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Phone: (415) 924-5388

Website: Marin Montessori

Grades: PreK-9

Type: Montessori

Marin Montessori School offers an authentic Montessori education for preschool through junior high age students. MMS has an established tradition of nurturing each student while also providing educational excellence. Before and after school care is offered in addition to after school enrichment classes. Marin Montessori School is a non-profit, AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) accredited school.

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