North Bay Academy of Communication and Design

(Temp offices) 789 Eucalyptus Ave.,
Novato, CA, 94947
     Tel: (707)364-3992
Grades: 9 - 12 | 120 students
North Bay Academy of Communication and Design is a small, project-based, student-centered high school that focuses on true personalization.
NBACD is dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction from the highest caliber teaching staff, and empowering each student to become active learners who take responsibility and take charge of their own personal and academic growth.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Programs Supported Mild learning differences
Year Founded 2009

Student Body

Total Students 120 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade North Bay Academy of Communication and Design Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 100%
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Appropriate school attire)

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $12,000
Tuition Notes Various tuition payment plans (see enrollment page on website).
Admissions Director Angela Knudsen

School Notes:

Prior to graduation NBACD students will be able to demonstrate the ability to:
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively when speaking and writing
  • Read and analyze information effectively in a variety of disciplines
  • Apply mathematical knowledge and skills to analyze and solve problems
  • Apply scientific skills and consume scientific data critically
  • Apply the knowledge, concepts, principles, and themes embedded in each of the social studies—history, geography, political science, economics, and philosophy
  • Use technology as a tool to access information, analyze and solve problems, and communicate ideas
  • Interpret, experience, create, and/or perform original, creative work
  • Speak, read, and write effectively in a second language
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and self-discipline necessary to achieve and maintain physical and emotional well-being
  • Demonstrate leadership through service in the community (local and global)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in all NBACD Leadership Skills

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is North Bay Christian Academy (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Our Lady Of Loretto School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Lady Of Loretto School (1.2 miles away)
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  • NovatoOur Lady Of Loretto School
      (Roman Catholic)
    1811 Virginia Avenue
    NovatoCA94945
    (415)892-8621
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.2 mi | 214 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • NovatoMontessori School Of Novato
    Montessori School  (Non-sectarian)
    1466 S Novato Blvd Po Box 1921
    NovatoCA94947
    (415)898-4224
    Montessori School  (Non-sectarian)
    2.4 mi | 3 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • NovatoNorth Bay Christian Academy
      (Christian)
    6965 Redwood Blvd
    NovatoCA94945
    (415)892-8921
      (Christian)
    2.5 mi | 116 students | Gr. K-12                      
  • NovatoMarin Christian Academy
      (Assembly of God)
    1370 S Novato Blvd
    NovatoCA94947
    (415)892-5713
      (Assembly of God)
    2.7 mi | 97 students | Gr. NS-8                      
  • NovatoGood Shepherd Lutheran School
      (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    1180 Lynwood Drive
    NovatoCA94947
    (415)897-2510
      (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    3.2 mi | 166 students | Gr. PK-8                      

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