Sausalito Marin City School District
Our Vision is to provide each child a world class college preparatory curriculum that integrates communication, collaboration, creativity, inquiry and problem-solving skills and builds character through fostering strong relationships of mutual trust and respect.
The mission of the SMCSD is to academically and socially prepare students for success at each grade level and in high school on the path to college and career in a safe, healthy and culturally responsive learning environment. We provide a rigorous and challenging academic program with highly qualified educators in collaboration with parents and community partners. We will hold our learning community accountable for our progress.
We believe in the potential of each student. Families, community partners and educators embrace and support our public schools.
Diversity is an Asset - Our success depends on the diverse backgrounds, knowledge, skills, creativity, dedication and motivation of students, staff, parents and community members.
Social Responsibility - We model good citizenship, ethical behavior and sensitivity to others, and promote each child’s success as a member of the global society. We value diversity and integration and believe it enriches the educational program and ensures social and academic success.
Agility, Adaptability and Tenacity - We promote strategic thinking, innovation, flexibility and agility in response to changing requirements. We invest in personal learning through focused professional development for staff. We stick to it. We build resiliency.
Student Centered Education - In order to ensure our students meet their fullest potential, we provide a comprehensive, standards-based, differentiated curriculum and opportunities for every student to be successful and engaged. We believe ongoing assessment of student learning informs our instructional practices.
Focus on Results - We will promote systemic thinking, articulated processes for continuous improvement and use of data to monitor progress.
Equity - Each student has an individualized path to learning, college and careers and the right to access their own educational opportunities. Students get what they need to be successful.
Components of a Comprehensive Educational Program
Consistent with the District’s Vision and Mission Statement, the components of a comprehensive educational program include:
- Robust Curriculum - Project/Inquiry Based
- Foreign Language Offering
- Small Class Sizes
- Extended Learning
- Parent Engagement/Center
- Human Health Services Offered at or Near School
- Integrated Systems/Case Management
- School Social Workers
- Counseling and Social Skills Programs
- Community Service Opportunities and Partnerships
- Student Leadership Training
- Organized Sports
- Instructional Coaches
- Inter-District Opportunities for Students to Promote Diversity
- Increased Technology Access
- Transition to High School