A great school to send your child! Amazing teachers who truly teach with passion. They teach not only academics, but real world skills.
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Posted by a teacher on 01/23/15
I have found a place where I can "be who God meant me to be" so in turn, I can teach my students to follow His voice and find meaning in their lives, both now and in the future. I love my job at Saint Raphael School!
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Posted by a teacher on 01/23/15
St. Raphael's school is a place where teachers are full of enthusiasm and motivate their students. When I visited the campus for a school tour, I was welcomed by smiling faces of children. I noticed that each classroom was equipped with smartboards and document cameras, and as I continued down the halls
... Read more students were engaged in many different lessons. One class was filming iMovies using iPads. Overall, I was impressed with the schools passion in providing a great environment for students to build their 21st century skills. Read less
Posted by a other on 11/30/14
The preschool is outstanding. Great values, loving environment, and well rounded learning. The teachers and director are caring and professional. My child has been positively affected beyond my expectations and loves this school.
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Posted by a parent on 08/27/14
Great Preschool and K-8 School. Very professional teacher staff and very welcoming community. My kids are excited to be there every day and have so much fun learning/studying. New GYM, Upgrade Science Lab and Computer Lab, library and student store, you name it. Dedicated & friendly middle school students
... Read more guide the lower grades in their "family". My kids are set with great academic expectation and well-grounded in life for future high school or college. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/08/13
From the moment we toured St. Raphael School we knew that this was a special, unique, dedicated, and caring school. It was exactly the type of environment we wanted our kids to learn in, and the kind of community we wanted to become a part of as a family. We appreciate everything about the school:
... Read more a Principal who works hand-in-hand with parents (and knows everyone by name--not an easy feat!); down-to-earth and diverse families; caring and committed teachers; thoughtful academics; great classroom resources... the list goes on. The older kids, particularly the middle schoolers, are incredible role models to the younger ones--they're all such good kids who are kind and polite, and so willing to watch out for and help the younger kids, which I think says a lot about a school. There is a genuine sense of community cultivated at St. Raphael School where families are involved and work together with the administration in order to give students the most positive experience possible plus the best prep for high school (and beyond). We feel very lucky to send our kids there! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/23/13
Saint Raphael is a terrific K-8 school! We sent both of our children through the school for all nine years and both kids are excelling in a local College Preparatory High School. The teaching staff is excellent and with the small class size our kids received great 'one on one' instruction and tutoring
... Read more when needed. The school community was a great environment for raising our kids from a young age all the way through the challenging middle school years. Our family gives this school an enthusiastic 5 star rating. You need to live it to believe it! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/21/13
St. Raphael School is the best kept secret in Marin. You have incredible teachers & faculty, a principal who is so involved and easy to talk to. A curriculum that is challenging and yet geared to each child based on their needs. Smartboards, Computer lab, Art program, music classes, Spanish & sports
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Posted by a parent on 12/13/12
My son is in second grade and we have been very pleased with the school They focus on creating a community of students and have excellent dedicated teachers. The curiculum covers everything from PE, music, computers, and Spanish to reading, writing, science and arithmetic. There is a high degree of
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Posted by a parent on 01/15/11
Children are happy as they learn. Strong student lead student activities. One of a kind devoted innovated teachers. Wonderful computer programs for all with technology advances in the science lab. Lots of planning for a safe, advanced campus parents love to sto by and be involved from the school store
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San Rafael schools — Saint Raphael School is located at 1100 5th Ave, San Rafael CA 94901. 1100 5th Ave is in the 94901 ZIP code in San Rafael, CA Saint Raphael School is a Private school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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