Fairfax is an incorporated town in Marin County. It is located 3.25 miles (5.2 km) west-northwest of San Rafael, at an elevation of 115 feet (35 m). The population is 7,441 at the 2010 census. Fairfax is the only town in America that holds a Green Party majority in the town council! This is a funky and fun community-- a place where tree hollows often find themselves a home to fairies and gems. Artists, mountain bikers, and road riders coexist in the coffee shops and music venues and eateries which characterize the community. There are hillside homes, creekside homes, and those in the outskirts of downtown.
Public School Information
Nestled in the heart of beautiful Marin County and less than twenty miles north of the Golden Gate, the Ross Valley School District serves the towns of San Anselmo and Fairfax. Currently, transitional kindergarten (TK) through eighth grade enrollment at five outstanding campuses (four elementary and one middle school) is approximately 2,100 students. Our eighth graders matriculate into the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD), where the majority attend Sir Francis Drake HS in San Anselmo. Performing academically in the top 5% of California’s public school systems, RVSD’s students also excel in art, music, poetry, drama, digital arts and more. Our highly engaged and supportive parents and staff are valued essential partners in everything we do and collectively, as a community, we are committed to CLIMB (Collaborate, Learn, Inspire, Mentor and Believe). Our proud tradition of inspiring unlimited possibilities for RVSD’s students dates back to 1893, when the first Board meeting of the San Anselmo School District was held. We look forward, as a community, to continuing this fine tradition for many decades to come and we warmly welcome you to our Ross Valley schools!
Yellow School Bus to White Hill Middle School
About the Neighborhood
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