Greenwood School

  • 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

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage-based and Mathematic based moderate learning delays, Dyslexia, ADHD
Year Founded1991
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students143 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Greenwood School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,470
Tuition NotesTiered tuition rate based on grade
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorBetsy Anderson


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross CountryBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:

Arts and Music Programs:

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fencing, Soccer, Yoga

School Notes

  • Preschool - 8th Grade independent school For more information or to schedule a tour please call 415-388-0495 or email
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mill Valley
    Grades: PK-8
    0.7 miles
    305 Montford Ave
    Mill Valley, CA 94941
    (415) 388-8408
    0.7 PK-8
  • San Rafael
    GATE Academy
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: K-8 | 54 students
    8.7 miles
    1 Saint Vincent Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903
    (415) 491-4700
    8.7 K-8
  • Mill Valley
    Grades: K-8 | 234 students
    1.5 miles
    100 Harvard Ave
    Mill Valley, CA 94941
    (415) 383-9434
    1.5 K-8
  • Larkspur
    Grades: NS-8 | 429 students
    1.7 miles
    20 Magnolia Avenue
    Larkspur, CA 94939
    (415) 924-2608
    1.7 NS-8
  • Mill Valley
    Grades: K-8 | 99 students
    1.3 miles
    70 Lomita Dr
    Mill Valley, CA 94941
    (415) 381-8183
    1.3 K-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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Our son, the 8th grader is in this school for 9 years. Greenwood prepared him very well for the next level of his life, high school. The community is wonderful. Since we don't have any relatives around here, school community became our family. Greenwood helped him as a well balanced young adult, emotionally and academically.
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