Schools: Kentfield

Public Schools:

Anthony G. Bacich Elementary School (K-4)
Adaline E. Kent Middle School (5-8)

Kentfield School District
Robert B. Caine, Superintendent
699 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Kentfield, CA 94904
(415) 925-2230 Fax: (415) 925-2238 or (415) 925-2237
kentfieldschools.org

The Kentfield School District serves the central Marin communities of Greenbrae and Kentfield. The district includes two schools: Anthony G. Bacich Elementary School (K-4) and Adaline E. Kent Middle School (5-8). District enrollment is 1,001 students, with class sizes from 18 to 25. Most Kentfield School District graduates attend Redwood High School in the Tamalpais Union High School District. The district office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Both schools in the Kentfield School District offer a variety of excellent support programs. In the past fifteen years the Kentfield School District has received eleven countywide awards in recognition of outstanding student programs. Parents, community members and local businesses support local schools through a parcel tax assessment and direct contributions to the Kentfield Schools Foundation, a non-profit public benefit corporation which raises funds to help meet basic educational needs within the district. The Kentfield Schools Foundation has funded support for a wide range of programs including purchase of computers, software and related equipment for a Technology Use Group at both schools in the district. The business community pledges support through participation in an Adopt-A-School Program.

Bacich Elementary School is located in Kentfield, adjacent to a tidal creek and fronting a creek side marsh. A restoration project of the marsh, managed by The Environmental Forum of Marin provides an outside learning environment for Bacich students. Teachers are supported by teacher aides and supplementary instructors in art, music, Spanish, physical education and computers. Bacich has been named a California Distinguished School in recognition of the students' outstanding academic performance.

Kent Middle School is situated near the business center of Kentfield and across from the College of Marin campus. A challenging academic program provides the basic foundation for a curriculum that also offers extensive enrichment instruction. The Kentfield Technology Use Group provides students with access to state of- the-art electronic tools and equipment to meet the needs of students in the years ahead. Kent Middle School is recognized as a California Distinguished School, thes tate's highest honor for overall academic excellence.


Private Schools:

Grades: 9th-12th Enrollment: 716

Marin Catholic High School
675 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
(415) 561-8844
www.marincatholic.org

Marin Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic college preparatory school serving young men and women. Consistent with their Gospel values, they are committed to the education of the whole person. As a community that values faith, knowledge and service, they provide their students with a spiritual, academic, and extra-curricular environment. Marin Catholic expects their students, through their experiences in the classroom and as active members of the school community, to develop the attributes of an educated person: responsibility, both personal and social; critical ability; appreciation for the complexity of the world around us. They hope to instill in their students the confidence that will empower them, as informed and compassionate individuals, to effect change in the world. They are committed to learning as a lifelong process. Marin Catholic has a student population, drawn from four Bay Area Counties. The diverse student body comes from over 40 parochial, private and public junior high and grammar schools. Students are drawn from a broad area-wide spectrum of social, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Approximately, 65% of the student body is Catholic and 35% is comprised of students of other faiths.


Colleges:

Kentfield Campus
835 College Ave
(415) 457-8811

Indian Valley Campus
1800 Ignacio Blvd
(415) 457-8811

College of Marin
David Wain Coon, Ed.D
Superintendent/President
Marin Community College District
835 College Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904
(415)-457-8811
www1.marin.edu

College of Marin has been providing exceptional educational opportunities since 1926. The College has earned a reputation as a quality educational institution that provides a pathway for achievement and success for students of all ages. Each semester about 8,000 students are enrolled in over 1,100 credit classes on the Kentfield and Indian Valley campuses. Approximately 100 international students participate in College of Marin's International Student Program, making for a culturally diverse educational experience. Known as Marin junior College, the first Associate Degree was granted in the spring of 1929. In 1948 the college was renamed College of Marin. On the Kentfield campus one can view a 20-foot, six million year old fossil whale on display in the Austin Science Center, picnic in the grove of giant Redwoods or visit the current art exhibit in the Fine Arts Gallery. The College is noted for its drama, dance and musical performances in the Fine Arts Theatre. Other excellent offerings include a nationally accredited Nursing Program, a science field program and competitive athletic teams. The Indian Valley campus opened in 1975 after five years of holding classes at various sites in North Marin. The 33-acre site includes 200 acres of open space, an Olympic-size swimming pool and many hiking trails. Programs in Multimedia Studies, Auto Technology, Machine and Metals Technology, Court reporting and Medical Assisting are located at the Indian Valley Campus.

Dominican College
50 Acacia Ave
(415)-457-4440
www.dominican.edu

Dominican University of California is an independent university of Catholic heritage located 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, California. Founded in 1890 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Dominican enjoys a century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research, and community outreach. The University offers more than 60 programs of study that reflect the diversity and creativity of the faculty and students. With almost 2,000 graduate and undergraduate students and a student to faculty ratio of 11:1, Dominican is able to successfully blend personal direction associated with smaller schools with the academic resources of a larger university.