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Surrounded by oaks and fields, Nicasio is a quiet little town that gives the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. It is, however, only 30 miles north of San Francisco and a few miles west of Novato. If the idea of an idyllic, small town atmosphere close to the conveniences of civilization attracts you, Nicasio might be the place for you. If you have children, you will also need to evaluate the local schools and decide whether they will meet the needs of your children and your family.

Nicasio Public Schools

Two public school districts serve students living in Nicasio.  Nicasio School District for elementary and middle school, and Tamalpais Union High School District for high school.  The majority of high school students from Nicasio attend Sir Francis Drake High School. There are also two alternative high schools available.

Nicasio School District (phone: 415-662-2184) is the largest of four rural districts in Marin County.  It is a one school district that serves the area in and around Nicasio.

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

 

Nicasio School & District

5555 Nicasio Valley Road

Nicasio, CA 94946

(415) 662-2184

Grades: K-8

Nicasio School has an enrollment of between 60 and 70 students in grades Kindergarten through 8th.  All classes are combination classes, meaning there is more than one grade level per teacher/classroom.  Strong parent support and a dedicated staff help make Nicasio School successful.

 

Sir Francis Drake High School

1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd

San Anselmo, CA 94960

(415) 453-8770

Sir Francis Drake High School

Sir Francis Drake High School is an award winning school.  It is a California Distinguished School and was identified by the U.S. Department of Education as a New American High School.  Students coming from Lagunitas, Nicasio, and Ross Valley Districts attend Sir Francis Drake.  The curriculum emphasizes a college preparatory program, but provides for all levels of interest and abilities. The County of Marin has certified Sir Francis Drake High School as a Green Business.

 

Tamiscal High Alternative High School

305 Doherty Drive

Larkspur, CA 94939

(415) 945-3750

Tamiscal High School

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

(415) 945-3770

San Andreas Alternative

Grades: 9-12

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

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