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PK-5
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Mill Valley, CA
Students enrolled: 382

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360 East Blithedale Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

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(415) 389-7735
(415) 389-7779
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April 25, 2014
Amazing school, teachers love teaching and our new principal, Andrew Withers, is on the ball - super available and involved every day and in every activity, even after hours. This is our 3rd year at the school and my kids are thriving and love going to school... I love the great community we have with all the parents - lots of involvement to make it a great atmosphere for families too.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2011
I have kids going into 2nd and 4th grade. What a fabulous start to school this has been for my kids. Everyone, parents, teachers, support staff and the principal, Peg, are engaged, aware and open. Could not disagree more with the disgruntled post re our principal. She has been totally 'necessary' to my kids development. She is knowledgable and involved at every level..how many principals do you see interacting with the kids at lunchtime?...she is a rarity.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2011
My experience with the Principal at Park School is very different than the previous poster's. I find her to be very open to parent feedback and very willing to find solutions to any school related issues. She knows a lot about curriculum and instruction and it seems like the teachers are all on the same page even though there are some differences in style. I have noticed this consistency in the 4 years my kids have attended Park. This has helped them understand what is expected from year to year and has built on what theylearned. As a former teacher myself, I know it is difficult to create a shared philosophy among staff. When that happens, it is typically in large part because of the school leader. This is a fantastic place to be. The whole community, parents and staff are definitely all about what helps children learn best!

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2011
I have 3 kids going to Park. Most of the teachers are good and dedicated. The principal is lousy and unnecessary. She has done nothing to improve the quality of education and life of kids. Among 5 MV schools they can share good 2 principals. It would save a lot of $$$. Education is OK. These kids are capable of learning more. The life is not going o spare them.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
Park School is a great elementary school--there is a sense of community here, where children's minds are nurtured and cultured, and opportunities for learning are supported by involved parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
I myself went to Park School in the early 70's and now my son attends. Today there is still great school spirit and tremendous pride. Our school is in need of upgrades due to it's age, we just had our 100 year anniversary. I volunteer in our school garden where we are teaching the importance of growing your own food, healthy nutrition, composting, life cycles of insects, to name a few. The garden needs a irrigation system to help cut down on water usage. This money could help our amazing school in many ways.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
A fine, well-balanced program that encourages both learning, creativity and fitness. Excellent faculty and parent participation. The kids obviously love it, and they thrive academically and socially.

- submitted by a community member
January 29, 2010
I've had four children go through this incredible school. The teachers are exemplary and students love going to school. This is in large part due to the extraordinary leadership of the Principal, Peg Katz. She is a true instructional leader who keeps the focus on teachers and children. Parents can be very demanding and she's able to navigate this quite well.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
Every teacher my children have had at Park has been extraordinary. My children are excelling academically and socially and love going to school each day.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
The teachers, parents and kids all work together and make this an incredible place to learn!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
The teachers and staff at Park School are fully invested in their students. It is an exemplary learning community.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2007
This school contains a dedicated team of teachers. There is some turnover, but some turnover is healthy, especially when it is replaced by new blood and new energy. It's a terrific mix with the veteran teachers there and they keep each other on their toes. A challenge for the teachers and Park's able principal, Peg Minicozzi is this: Difficult Parents.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2006
Fantastic School. Very suportative staff, great kids and wonderful parents!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2005
WE have had three children at Park school from 1991-2004. The teachers are incredible and now with Peg Minacozzi, a phenomenal principal, Park may be the best elementary school, in Mill Valley. Rating AAA+. J. Sweet

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
outstanding school, faculty and involved parents; with class size reduction in place in grades 1-3 why anyone would send their kids to private school let alone pay all that money for an inferior environment is beyond me

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2004
This is a good school. The teachers are good and caring people.If your child has no learning problem and fall within the box this is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
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Park Elementary School
360 East Blithedale Avenue, Mill Valley, CA  94941
(415) 389-7735
Last modified Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Park Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top