The lone High School in Mill Valley, Tamalpais High School opened its doors as Tamalpais Union Polytechnic High…More School in August 1908 with just 64 students and three teachers. Tam High now has more than 1,100 students who can chose from countless number of activities, clubs, sports and academic challenges.
The campus, once a barren hillside, received an eight-year, $100 million dollar renovation that was completed in 2010. The school's familiar clock tower still rises over the campus, but it now boasts an Olympic-sized pool, a state-of-the-art Caldwell Performing Arts Center, and a completely rebuilt academic centerpiece in Keyser Hall. Many of the school's venerated spaces remain, however, from Mead Amphitheatre, which was built by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s and where comedian Lenny Bruce once performed, to Gustafson Gym, where the sock-hop scene in George Lucas' "American Graffiti" was filmed.
The school has achieved a number of academic and athletic feats in recent years. Tam received a California Distinguished School Award in 1999, 2005, and 2009, and the school's newspaper, Tamalpais News has won awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the National Scholastic Association. In 2000, Tam boys' basketball team won the state championship, and in 2005, the Tam Mock Trial Team won the National Championship.
Pickleweed Apartments 651 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA94941 Located across from Tamalpais High School and within walking distance of the community recreational facility, several…More parks and a number of shops and restaurants, Pickleweed Apartments is a 32-unit affordable housing complex built in 1986. There are income requirements in order to qualify for these reduced-rate rentals.
Starbucks Coffee 45 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA94941 This Starbucks Coffee has a comfortable interior and also offers some outdoor seating. It is conveniently located near…More Safeway on the corner of Miller and Camino Alto. Tamalpais High School is just across the street. You'll find all your favorite Starbucks coffees, teas and pastries here.
The Tam High Foundation was established in 1996 to help fund academic and student life programs across the campus of…More Tamalpais High School. Since its inception, the foundation has invested approximately $2 million in the school's students, teachers, and programs.
During the 2008-2009 school year the foundation funded such projects as a laptop lab, tutoring programs, new media editing workstations and cameras and the drama program, among others.