Marin Schools + Education

Marin County school systems information. Information on the educational system in Marin including both private and public schools.

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Have you seen the folks in bright yellow shirts sweeping our downtown San Rafael sidewalks? Have you seen the purple meters scattered around downtown San Rafael?  The folks in yellow shirts are part of the Downtown Streets Team and the purple meters are part of Put Your Change To Work program, which is a way to discourage panhandling.  What?  Read on!

The Downtown Streets Team is an organization that believes that by having a job and being able to take care of ones’ own basic needs is the center piece to helping folks transition to a better life…and get them off the streets.

The Downtown Streets Team organization has changed lives in at least 6 bay area cities since 2007, and have been doing so in San Rafael, since 2013.  

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Another happy Buyer Client! 80 Roundtree Blvd. San Rafael, CA 94903: SOLD!

Helping clients find the perfect new home is a joy I never tire from. I had the recent pleasure of helping my buyer client search for, find and close on a beautiful new home in a difficult buyers’ market. It took several offers and much persistence, but in the end the property my client closed on was exactly what we were looking for-single story, Dixie School district and in Marinwood.

Over the years I have done many real estate transactions in Marinwood and like this one, in the Roundtree Complex. This area of San Rafael is appealing because of the award-winning school district, proximity to open space, fantastic weather, affordability and easy access for commuting (just

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Libraries are now so much more than loaning books. Ever expanding the Marin County libraries are also education centers:

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  • Homework HelpNow! is a program that provides online homework help from 1:00pm - 10:00 pm Monday through Friday. This help is available in English and Spanish.
  • Live Tutoring: Join the online classroom and receive help from a Brainfuse tutor.
  • Skills-Building: Master an academic concept through expert tutoring and standards aligned online lessons. Brainfuse Skills Building has been designed for a variety of age groups and academic needs.
  • 24/7 Help Center: Submit a question and a tutor will provide you with a response (usually within 24 hours).
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What do Dixie Elementary, Kentfield, Larkspur-Corte Madera, Novato Unified, Ross Elementary, San Rafael City, and Tamalpais Union High School Districts all have in common? They are the elite few school districts in California to have some of their schools presented with Gold Ribbon Awards.


Marin County is home to many extraordinary schools - public, charter and private, but few public schools in California meet the requirements to be honored with the Gold Ribbon Schools Award (currently taking the place of the California Distinguished Schools Program).


Gold Ribbon Awards are presented to schools by the Department of Education that have implemented academic content and performance standards approved by the California State Board of Education in the areas

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Searching for your new home anytime of the year is exciting and just as falling leaves, pumpkins and cooler temps are part of our fall season in the Bay Area, so too, are some truly great film festivals!  There's a little something for everyone, so check out the links below for lots of information and schedules.....and then, go see some great, new movies! 

Oct. 6-16                                 Mill Valley Film Festival                    www.mvff.com

Oct. 15-22                               Greek Film Festival                          www.grfilm.com

Oct. 28-30 & Nov. 4-6               Berkeley Video Film Festival             www.berkeleyvideofilmfest.org

Oct. 13-16                               SF Shorts Film

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WHAT: Marin Waldorf Children's Faire:

WHEN: Today Sunday Oct. 9th 10-4 pm

WHERE: 755 Idylberry Rd. San Rafael CA 94903

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Looking for something to do with your young child today? Waldorf School in San Rafael is hosting their annual children's faire from 10-4!

You will find good old fashioned fun and games and delicious food scattered throughout our gorgeous campus. Wandering minstrels, knights quest, heroes journey, cake walk, craft making and more!

There is no entrance fee but bring some cash for tickets and food!

Waldorf School is located in Marinwood just off Lucas Valley Road an area that has become very popular for home buyers, especially families moving from San Francisco. Contact me if you'd like to know more about the area,

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16D Oliva Dr. Novato, CA 94947: JUST LISTED & Open SUNDAY 1-4pm $420,000

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Coveted 2 story Townhome in beautiful Location. Welcome home!

Want to relax by a quintessential Marin hillside with meandering deer and majestic Oaks? Look no further as this beautifully situated townhome, in the desirable Parkhaven Community, is in move-in ready condition. Enter through an enclosed private patio, perfect for outdoor entertaining and enjoyment, to an open concept living and dining room featuring new carpet and sun drenching widows. The kitchen is good sized, updated and has convenient in-unit laundry. The main level is complete with a half bath, storage space and formal entrance.

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Up a newly carpeted sunlit stairway, you'll find two bedrooms and a

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Listed, marketed and sold...all within 23 days!  "Wow," "Great Floor Plan," "I love this house," were all comments heard as potential buyers visited the property!   With multiple offers received, the sellers were delighted with their options and the escrow was quick and easy.

 

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 Located on a quiet cul de sac, the pavered sidewalk takes you thru the wood & iron front door into a main level with beautiful earhttone stone floors, 1 full bedroom and bathroom on this level as well as a LR with gas fireplace, dining area and kitchen with tons of storage, gorgeous quartz countertop, top of the line Kitchenaid stainless steel appliances, including convection ovens.  Up the spiral staircase you will find a Jack N Jill bedroom, a BONUS family room perfect for movie watching with it's 2-way blackout honeycomb shades.  There's also an upstairs laundry area and a grand master suite. 

The backyard boasts a beautiful pavered patio, hot tub and a turf lawn making it very low maintenance and very high enjoyment time! 

For more

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Besides the right Marin neighborhood, right Marin school district and right commute distance to work, one of the most important things a Marin Buyer is looking for is an energy efficient home.  That means a home that has energy star appliances, energy efficient lighting, a cost saving HVAC heating/air conditioning, water saving plumbing fixtures, water saving landscaping as well as an eco friendly community.  Buyers in Marin are willing to pay for these eco upgrades!

Did you know that these few changes can save 50% a year in utility/water costs?  Yup, 'tis true and more and more buyers are looking to have lower monthly utility bills not only because of their eco friendly consciousness but also that savings allows them to have an

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