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Academic Therapy Publications
20 Commercial Blvd, Novato, CA 94949
Academic Therapy Publications is a publisher and distributor of academic reference materials and assessment exams. ThisMore publishing house specializes in literature for students both young and old with reading, learning and communication disabilities. Its products include standardizes tests, reference books and training aids.
Hamilton Pre-K
503 Palm Dr, Novato, CA 94949
Hamilton Pre-K is a pre-kindergarten program for children in the Novato community. The program is for children who areMore at least four years old and is taught credentialed teachers. The program is structured to help children grow socially, emotionally and academically and incorporates academics with play.
College of Marin Indian Valley Campus
1800 Ignacio Blvd, Novato, CA 94949
The College of Marin Indian Valley Campus is a community college with a campus located in Novato. The college offersMore students an array of academic programming at the college level. Some of the College of Marin's aims are to prepare students for transfers to four-year colleges, enrich students culturally and prepare students for entry into the workforce. For further inquiries, phone the College of Marin Indian Valley Campus.
San Ramon Elementary School
45 San Ramon Way, Novato, CA 94945
San Ramon Elementary is the epicenter of kids' activities in the close-knit San Marin neighorhood of Novato, just at theMore southern foot of Mount Burdell. Since 1968, the school has achieved high academic standards and taught kids who generally move onto Sinaloa Middle School and San Marin High School. The school is one of eight elementary schools in the district. It is composed of clusters with seven classrooms in each, plus a common learning space in the middle. Additionally, there is a separate kindergarten cluster with two classrooms and a common work area. The school lacks a multiuse room or gymnasium. The staff is composed of 28 credentialed teachers. A part-time credentialed librarian and a full-time library clerk work with teachers by grade level. Its API index for the 2009-2010 academic year was 854. The state has set 800 as the score schools should strive to meet. As of the 2009-2010 school year, the ethnic breakdown of the student body included 60.9% whites, 27.7% Hispanics, 7% Asian Americans and 3% African-Americans. Eighteen percent of the students are considered English language learners; the district average per school is 21%.
Cedars Dante House
1914 Novato Blvd, Novato, CA 94947
Cedars Dante House offers day programs and residential care for adults with development disabilities. Some of theMore activities it offers includes creative arts, gardening, functional academics, service projects and more. However, the programs are not limited to just that as the facility aims to cater programs towards the individual. The staff at Cedars passionately believe in the supportive power of the community and family and friends. They always welcome volunteers to help with services. The residential caring facility offers general amenities such as cleaning services, laundry care, daily meals and more.  
The Learning Curve Educational Center
1316 Grant Ave, Novato, CA 94945
The premiere tutoring and educational center in Novato, The Learning Curve provides students with innovative solutionsMore to increase academic achievement. By promoting advanced strategies for excellence, students learn skills for adapting and thriving in the scholastic environment. With sophisticated classes and specialized instruction, The Learning Curve boasts a uniquely competitive rate of success. Class sizes and costs vary, so verify availability with an educational representative.
Marin Christian Academy and Noah's Ark Preschool
1370 S Novato Blvd, Novato, CA 94947
Marin Christian Academy emphasizes spirituality and Bible-based learning with a strong school-home bond. In addition toMore academic skills, the students are taught to accept responsibility for their actions, commit to life-long learning and to serve God. The principal is Christopher Mychajluk. Noah's Ark Preschool teaches educational readiness skills along with God's word. Both schools are associated with the adjacent New Life Christian Center, a church affiliated with the Assembly of God Fellowship.
Novato Youth Center
680 Wilson Ave, Novato, CA 94947
Since 1976, the Novato Youth Center has offered numerous programs to young people and their parents. These programsMore focus on promoting success in a variety of avenues, including academic achievement, social interactions and community activism. Such after-school programs provide an entertaining and rewarding alternative to many other options available to school children, as well as helping to give them a competitive edge through programs delivering specialized school readiness. A nonprofit charity, the Novato Youth Center strives to meet the needs of the community through sliding scales and lower fees for various classes and activities. Licensed by the California Department of Education. 
Sinaloa Middle School
2045 Vineyard Rd, Novato, CA 94947
Situated northwest of Novato's downtown area, Sinaloa is the primary feeder school for nearby San Marin High School. TheMore two schools opened in 1968 to serve a growing population clustered off main thoroughfares such as San Marin Drive, Center Road, Vineyard Road and Novato Boulevard. One of two area middle schools, it had about 850 students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades partly because of the closure of Hill Middle School in June 2011. The attractive 25-acre campus has a creek running through the grounds. Its 871 score on the Academic Performance Index is tops among the middle schools and well above the state recommended target score of 800.
Loma Verde Elementary
399 Alameda de la Loma, Novato, CA 94949

Loma Verde is situated in a quiet part of Ignacio, a section in southern Novato just west of Highway 101. The schoolMore serves a diverse array of families that live in the Loma Verde area, Rafael Village slightly to the north and the Marin County Club area slightly to the west.

The school is one of eight neighborhood elementary schools in the Novato Unified School District. Loma Verde is comprised of 21 classrooms, a multipurpose room/cafeteria, a library, a computer lab, a staff lounge and workroom and two playgrounds.

Principal Eileen Smith was named Marin County Principal of the Year in May 2010 for guiding Loma Verde to its second 50-point jump in Academic Performance Index test scores within the past three years.

Loma Verde's API index for the 2009-2010 academic year was 842, up from 792 a year earlier. The state has set 800 as the score schools should strive to meet.

As of the 2009-2010 school year, the ethnic breakdown of the student body included 51.4 percent Hispanics, 36.8 percent whites, 4.8 percent Asian Americans and 3.6 percent African Americans. Forty percent of the students are considered English language learners, which is double the district average per school.

The socioeconomic status of the families in the Loma Verde area is lower than the district average, according to district statistics (socioeconomically disadvantaged students are those receiving free or reduced lunch or when neither parent is a high school graduate). Districtwide, 33 percent of students are considered socioeconomically challenged, but he number is 54 percent at Loma Verde. Thirty-nine percent of the parents surveyed had college degrees, well below the district average of 53 percent.

Lynwood Elementary School
1320 Lynwood Dr, Novato, CA 94947

Lynwood, about two miles south of Novato's downtown area, serves families that live in micro-neighborhoods known asMore the Presidentials, Cheda Knolls, Midwest, Sunset, Crossroads, Woodland Heights and Lynwood.

The school is one of eight neighborhood elementary schools in the Novato Unified School District and is home to the district's Gifted and Talented Education program for fourth- and fifth-graders. Built in 1957, the school has 24 teachers, 18 classrooms, a multipurpose room, a library, staff lounge, computer lab and three playgrounds.

In 2009 the school received a three-year state grant that led to the creation of the Lynwood Elementary Afterschool Program for approximately 85 students. It allows for the school to be open until 6 p.m. every school day, providing academic, enrichment and recreation classes.

Lynwood's API score for the 2009-2010 academic year was 808. The state has set 800 as the score schools should strive to meet.

As of the 2009-2010 school year, the ethnic breakdown of the student body included 56.6 percent Hispanics, 26.8 percent whites, 7.4 percent Asian Americans and 6.3 percent African Americans. Thirty-six percent of the students are considered English language learners, well above the district average of 21 percent.

The socioeconomic status of the families in the Lynwood area is considerably below the district average, according to district statistics (socioeconomically disadvantaged students are those receiving free or reduced lunch or when neither parent is a high school graduate). The average school in Novato has 33 percent of students classified as socioeconomically challenged, but at Lynwood the figure is 65 percent. Thirty-two percent of Lynwood parents surveyed had college degrees, well below the district average of 53 percent.

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