Greenwood School

17 Buena Vista Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941-0949
     Tel: (415)388-0495
Grades: PK - 8 | 140 students
Greenwood School (Preschool-8th Grade) provides a rich, experiential curriculum aligned with the latest neurological research about how children learn.
Greenwood School shares a deep commitment to every student’s intellectual, emotional, social, physical and spiritual growth.
Our graduates distinguish themselves in and beyond high school as independent, creative thinkers who act with integrity and make a positive contribution to our world.
At Greenwood, math, language arts, science and history are enlivened with arts, music, movement and a robust off-campus Nature and Environmental Studies day (once per week).
Scholarships available.
Morning bus service for Southern Marin and San Francisco.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Language-based and Mathematic based moderate learning delays, Dyslexia, ADHD
Year Founded 1991

Student Body

Total Students 140 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Greenwood School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $20,470
Tuition Notes Tiered tuition rate based on grade
% on Financial Aid 25%
Admissions Director Betsy Anderson


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross CountryBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess, Fencing, Orchestra, Soccer, Yoga Chess, Fencing, Orchestra, Soccer, Yoga,

School Notes:

Preschool - 8th Grade independent school

For more information or to schedule a tour please call

415-388-0495 or email

Profile last updated: 03/18/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Marin Catholic High School (3.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rainbow Montessori Of Marin (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rainbow Montessori Of Marin (0.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

6 days ago
Our daughter and son have been at Greenwood for 3 years and are currently in 4th and 6th grades. We moved from NY and chose Mill Valley in large part because of Greenwood. It''s a Waldorf inspired school started 20 years ago in a home on Mt. Tam that draws from the wisdom of Waldorf education and adds NEST (nature and environmental stewardship) and a program on social emotional awareness. Our kids have thrived at Greenwood, the academics are very strong and inspire creative thinking - we think that is crucial to their future - and they really love going to school. Their teachers are really dedicated, talented and passionate. A new school head, Archie Douglas, joined in June 2014 following a national search and he brings 29 years of experience and a great heart to the school (recently he ran the #1 public charter school in California and is a graduate of Yale and Harvard). Graduates of Greenwood are sought after by Bay Area High Schools (for example last year 75% of the class got into Marin Academy) and are an impressive group and good kids.
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