One of five elementary schools in Mill Valley, Old Mill School first opened in November 1921 and its…More original structure is the oldest existing public elementary school building in Mill Valley. The school started as kindergarten through eighth grade but now serves kindergarten through fifth grade.
The school is a three-time winner of the California Distinguished School Award. George Cory, the composer of "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," was a student at Old Mill School in the 1920s.
The Mill Valley School District is comprised of five elementary schools (Edna Maguire, Old Mill School, Park School,…More Strawberry Point School and Tam Valley School) and one middle school (Mill Valley Middle School), with a total enrollment of approximately 2,700 students. Superintendent Paul Johnson oversees the district's operations.
The district is governed by a five-member board of trustees. The trustees are Robin B. Moses, Steven J. Sell, Raoul Wertz, Leslie Wachtel and Bob Jacobs. The board meets twice a month at the district office.
Established in 1981, Marin Day Schools is a nonprofit organization that provides early childhood education at two…More campuses in Mill Valley and extended day services at five schools in the Mill Valley School District. It is part of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a provider of employer-sponsored child care and early education for more than 700 clients in the U.S., Europe and Canada.
Marin Day Schools uses the "World at Their Fingertips" developmental, anti-bias and multicultural curriculum, which is child centered, hands-on, experiential, project-based and fun.
The Mill Valley campus is a project-based program that is community oriented and uses its location near Old Mill Park and the Mill Valley Public Library for field studies and project work.
Opened in the fall of 2004 by founders Dorothy Stewart and Bob Buhl, Old Firehouse School in Mill Valley is an…More offshoot of the original preschool the couple established in Lafayette in 1996. Amy Baker became the school's program director in 2007.
Old Firehouse School's philosophy is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, which was started in Italy after World War II as a new way to educate young children. The approach is based on a series of beliefs, including: that children must have some control over the direction of their learning; that children must be able to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, seeing and hearing; that children must establish and explore relationships with other children and the material items around them; and that children must have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves.
Marin Horizon School 305 Montford Ave, Mill Valley, CA94941 Founded by parent and teachers in 1977, Marin Horizon School is a non-profit, independent, Montessori-inspired,…More coeducational day school serving students from 2 years old through 8th grade. The school's mission is to challenge students to be self-reliant thinkers and lifelong learners. Marin Horizon is known for its outdoor education program and the strong global and multicultural focus of its curriculum.