Ross Schools

If you are looking for a new home and have children, consideration of the local school system is an important part of your decision making process.  The quiet community of Ross in Marin County offers beautiful properties and an excellent school system.

Ross Public Schools

Two public school districts serve students living in Ross.  Ross School District for elementary and middle school, and Tamalpais Union High School District for high school.

Ross School District serves the community of Ross and parts of Kentfield.  It is a one school district that educates children in the elementary and middle school grades.

Tamalpais Union High School District provides secondary school education to students coming from ten elementary districts in Marin County, including the Reed Union 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 Ross School District attend Redwood High School.

Ross School

Lagunitas Road and Allen Ave

Ross, CA 94957

(415) 457-2705

Ross School

Grades: K-8

Ross School Elementary has twice been named a California Distinguished School. The 2006 API for Ross School was 945, ranking it among the top elementary schools in California.  Ross School has many support services, including a Learning Lab Program to address students' needs in specific skill areas, and a full compliment of support personnel.

Redwood High School

395 Doherty Drive

Larkspur, CA 94939

(415) 924-6200

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

(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.

Ross Private Schools

Ross is home to the campus of the prestigious Branson School.

The Branson School

P.O. Box 887

39 Fernhill Avenue

Ross, CA 94957

(415) 454-3612

The Branson School

Grades: 9-12

Type: nonsectarian

The Branson School is a private, coeducational, college preparatory school (Grades 9 -12) located in Ross, CA.  Branson maintains a strong commitment to diversity and academic excellence and personal integrity.  Famous alumni include the well-known chef Julia Child and Jonny Moseley, Olympic Gold Medalist in Freestyle Skiing.


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