Why Lagunitas?

Mission Statement / Equity Statement / Land Acknowledgement

Mission Statement

We are a community committed to continuous improvement in our educational effectiveness, aimed at fulfilling the needs of each individual student. We strive for quality, balancing academic excellence, social awareness, civic responsibility, and self esteem. We provide a safe and attractive learning environment where all participants benefit. We value parental choice and involvement, collaborating with staff, students, and Board. We seek to ensure that programs continue to be responsive, operations become ever more efficient, and educational opportunity continues to be optimized.

Equity Statement

Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Board of Trustees of the Lagunitas School District opposes all forms of social injustice and inequitable treatment of any members of our community, that we stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement and that we recognize the need for every civic organization to act aggressively to combat racism by actively supporting our anti-racism policy and to seek equity in our schools and in our community.

Land Acknowledgement

The Lagunitas School District and San Geronimo Valley Community Center acknowledge that we are located on the unceded ancestral lands of the Coast Miwok people of present-day Marin and southern Sonoma counties. We honor with gratitude the land itself, and all of its ancestors: past, present, and emerging.

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Progressive Spirit

The Lagunitas School District was formed in 1908, yet has long represented progressive and unique approaches to public education.

Lagunitas School District students are taught by a dedicated staff, and experience curriculum that fosters inclusivity, creativity, and independent thinking.

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Natural Setting

Students attend school surrounded by hundreds of acres of protected open space.

At Lagunitas, the outdoors become an extension of the classroom, where students learn to understand and live in relationship with their environment.

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Relationships

Interpersonal relationships are paramount at Lagunitas.

Families play an integral role in supporting student learning both in and out of the classroom.

Parent/guardian volunteers “co-op” in the Open Classroom, and parent volunteers offer instructional support in Montessori.

In the Middle School, parents offer lunchtime activities for students, as well as further enrichment in the classroom.

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Learn More!

The district offers three distinct programs: a K-5 Montessori (Marin’s only public Montessori), a K-6 Open Classroom (Marin’s only public Open Classroom), and a 6-8 departmentalized Middle School.

Visit Lagunitas to experience the San Geronimo Valley’s community-supported school district for yourself.