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Now Open: TK & Kindergarten Enrollment for 2024-25

TK and Kindergarten registration is OPEN for the upcoming 2024-25 school year! Enroll your child for Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten today. 

TK Eligibility (expanded!): 5th birthday falls between Sept. 2, 2024 and June 2, 2025
Kindergarten Eligibility: 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2024

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Our Values: Equity, Community and Joy


YMCA Fall Enrollment Information

Dear Sun Valley Families,  We are pleased to inform you that San Rafael City Schools after-school enrollment for the 2024 School Year opens today! Please use the link below to enroll. Our San Raf . . . Read More

Message from the Superintendent: Bringing Back Some Budget Reductions

Dear SRCS Community, This school year, my first in SRCS, has been full of wonderful and meaningful moments for our students, staff and families. I also want to acknowledge how difficult the budget r . . . Read More

Introducing Sun Valley's New Principal, Kristin Hancock!

Dear Sun Valley School Community, I am pleased to announce that at their meeting last evening, the San Rafael City Schools Board of Education approved Kristin Hancock as the new Sun Valley Elementar . . . Read More

Next Steps in the Search for Sun Valley's New Principal

Dear Sun Valley Community, I am incredibly grateful for Kim Evan’s four outstanding years of service to the students, teachers, staff and community of Sun Valley Elementary School. Kim’s warm pe . . . Read More

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About Us

Sun Valley Elementary School is located in central San Rafael. Sun Valley serves grades TK-5, with typically three classes at each grade level, on a spacious campus with a close-knit community. We are proud that Sun Valley serves an increasingly ethnically and culturally diverse student population. In inclusive, safe and enriching environments that are ideal for young learners, students grow socially, emotionally and academically. The school's success is made possible thanks to its talented teachers and staff. A strong parent organization, a District foundation and many community partners provide enhanced experiences and additional enrichment and support programs.

Sun Valley is one of seven elementary schools in San Rafael City Schools, which also consists of a middle school, two comprehensive high schools and a continuation high school. Grounded in our vision for student success, we undertook an extensive journey with our community to develop our strategic plan - Together 2024. It describes our District values of equity, community and joy, as well as our culture, goals and strategic actions. The District's Graduate Profile articulates the skills needed to succeed in this rapidly changing world, and we committed to developing these skills so every student graduates ready to pursue their goals.

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Academic Excellence

We are dedicated to providing a rigorous and comprehensive educational experience that challenges and nurtures the intellect of every student.


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Innovation & Future Readiness

We embrace innovation as a catalyst for educational excellence and future readiness.



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Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to providing equitable opportunities for all students, valuing and celebrating their diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.