Cascade Canyon School

102 Marinda Drive
Fairfax, CA 94930-0949
Tel: (415)459-3464
Grades: K-8 | 74 students
Each child learns and grows in a different way.
Our role as a school is to nurture individual academic and social growth.
In all aspects of school life, Cascade Canyon School leads children to be creative, critical thinkers who are respectful of each other, and are adept at responding to new challenges.
Our students are appreciative of diversity and active participants in our local and global communities.
They carry with them the academic skills, self-awareness, and confidence to succeed in high school and beyond.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students 74 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Cascade Canyon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 5 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,162
Tuition Notes Financial aid available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,700
Admissions Director Tessa Forbes
Admissions Associate Amy Saavedra


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Afterschool Music, STEAM/Robotics STEAM/Robotics, Afterschool Music,

School Notes

  • Cascade Canyon School was founded in 1981 to provide an educational community that nurtures and challenges each student academically, socially, and creatively. Cascade Canyon School is dedicated to to offering an integrated and comprehensive curriculum that inspires the joy of learning as a lifelong pursuit. The program leads students to become independent thinkers, strong leaders, and active participants in the global community. Cascade Canyon students are respectful of others and appreciative of diversity. Teaching is tailored to the most effective learning style for each student. 

Profile last updated: 09/17/2015

Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
People that viewed Cascade Canyon School also viewed these schools: Marin Country Day School, Marin Horizon School, Marin Primary & Middle School, Mount Tamalpais School and St. Rita School.
All Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Corte Madera
    Grades: K-8 | 590 students
    7.1 miles
    5221 Paradise Drive
    Corte Madera, CA 94925
  • Mill Valley
    Grades: PK-8 | 305 students
    6.9 miles
    305 Montford Ave
    Mill Valley, CA 94941
  • Larkspur
    Grades: NS-8 | 357 students
    5.2 miles
    20 Magnolia Avenue
    Larkspur, CA 94939
  • Mill Valley
    Grades: K-8 | 242 students
    7.7 miles
    100 Harvard Ave
    Mill Valley, CA 94941
  • Fairfax
    St. Rita School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 132 students
    0.1 miles
    102 Marinda Dr
    Fairfax, CA 94930

School Reviews

Our child attended Cascade Canyon School for many years. What a special place - excels in curriculum and advanced in its'' unique social emotional care of kids. No bullies allowed here. Teachers are caring and astute. Focus on arts, music, math and science. Not a sports focused school. Mindfulness teacher offers daily perspective to each class through grant obtained by school. Campus lacks, but the tuition reflects this. Parent body somewhat introverted and newly instigated social events will take time to become part of culture. Play date possibilities minimal due to class size. A child graduates from this K-8 as his or her own unique person -confident, integrated, skilled and ready to take on high school from a solid foundation. We''ve seen many kids graduate and excel with grades, comprehension as well as be comfortable in their own skin in peer groups within high school. Improvements needed with parent moral and parent involvement, as well as facilities. But your child will excel!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
I have two boys attending Cascade Canyon School. One is heavy into engineering, math and science and loves the ways these subjects are taught and also infused into the arts and programs. The other is a social and athletic guy who thrives in the natural environment of the school, climbing, building and playing soccer with the other kids K-8, learning upwards and outwards. Accountability is built into the curriculum and every student, every year is guaranteed excellent teachers to help them reach their full potential. I know my boys will be well prepared for the future academically , creatively (they love to invent), physically, socially and emotionally.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Home Gallery
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Marin County, CA is $16,519 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).