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Julie Harris is in her twelfth year as Principal of Sun Valley School. Prior to her taking the helm at SV, she was Laurel Dell principal for five years. Julie moved into administration after ...more


Mission Statement - Declaracion de la Mision

The Sun Valley School, parents and staff will work together to develop a nurturing learning environment promoting positive self-esteem, fostering intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and ...more


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Sun Valley Named One of the Best in the Nation

Blue-Ribbon.pngThe U.S. Department of Education announced on Sept. 28 that Sun Valley Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Sun Valley Elementary is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor. 

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private schools where students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. The award supports the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. Click here to learn more.


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Guiding Principles and Goals

1. Students will be guided to develop to their fullest academic potential.

2. Students will be recognized in their classrooms, school, and community for demonstrating academic achievement, ...more


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San Rafael, CA 94901
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415.485.2440 - Telephone
415.485.2443 - Fax

Important Dates

May 23 Kindergarten orientation for incoming students/parents 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

May 25 Kindergarten orientation for incoming students/parents 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

May 26 Award assembly grades 3-5 8:30 a.m.

May 29 Memorial Day (no school)

May 31 LCAP Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting San Rafael High School Library 6 - 7:30 p.m.

June 1 Classroom Connections 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

June 1 Last  Amazing Science classes (rescheduled due to Open House on May 18, 2017)

June 2 Kindergarten Moving on Ceremony 11 a.m. MPR

June 5 Summer Reading Program (San Rafael Public Library) 9-9:30 Grades K-2; 9:40 - 10:15 Grades 3-5

June 5 Site Leadership Team Meeting 3:15 p.m. staff room

June 6 Field Day

June 7 Early Dismissal at 12:20 p.m.

June 8 Last day of school; early dismissal at 12:20 p.m.

June 8 Fashion Show K/1 classes

June 8 Fifth grade graduation 9:45 - 12:05 p.m. MPR

  • Other important dates can be found on the PTO calendar.

Lunchtime Clubs

Monday - Community Heroes

Tuesday - Art Club

Wednesday - Green Team

Thursday - Sun Valley Singers

Friday - Games and Building 

Your Sun Valley PTO

Connect with this active group of parents and teachers, volunteers and fans of all things Sun Valley!

Go to for a full calendar of upcoming events, news, photos, meeting minutes, budget details and more.

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