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Sonoma Valley High School
20000 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476
Sonoma Valley High School is the only public high school in the school district. It is located on a 40-acre campus,More spread over several building complexes. It is led by principal Dino Battaglini. According to recent statistics, the school is quite diverse, enrolling students who are 52 percent white, 44 percent Hispanic and 4 percent other races. Sonoma Valley High school is the only high school in the North Bay to have a comprehensive vocational track, with courses in metal, woodship and culinary arts.
The Little School
991 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476

The Little School is a nursery school for children aged 2-6, located across the street from Sonoma Valley High SchoolMore on Broadway. The school provides a "home away from home" for children to retain their enthusiasm for learning with a Montessori-based education including art, music, and gross motor movement. The school provides a separate ballet class, and extended after-school care.

Founded as a home-daycare center by director Sonja Rasmussen, the Little School moved to its permanent residence in 2000. Rasmussen moved to Sonoma in the 1980s because the safe, child-friendly environment meshed with her dream to start a nursery school.

Creekside High School
20000 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476
Part of the Sonoma Valley Unified School District, Creekside High School provides high-quality education by offering aMore challenging curriculum, quality teachers and an atmosphere that emphasizes cooperation and communication. The school serves a diverse group of students in grades 10 - 12. 
St Francis Solano School
342 W Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476

Located in a grassy lot on West Napa street, St Francis Solano School is a K-8, fully accredited school associatedMore with St Francis Solano Church. It is the only certified Catholic school in Sonoma. The school educates its pupils under a philosophy of spiritual growth coupled with intellectual learning. The main building was rebuilt in 1996 with modern amenities including LCD projector screens and computer teaching facilities.

The students travel frequently through the school's extensive field trip program. Families are required to serve 32 hours per week in the Church Mouse Thift store, run by the school, in order to keep tuition down.

Adele Harrison Middle School
1150 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476
Adele Harrison Middle School is one of two middle schools in the Sonoma Valley School District. It accommodates aboutMore 468 students from grades 6-8. The school is located on Broadway, next to Sonoma Valley High School. The school is built around a grassy courtyard, with open plan classrooms connected by covered cateways. Athletic fields are behind the building. The school has a diverse student body, enrolling a student body that is 63% white, 39% Hispanic, and 2% Asian. Almost 44% of the student body is "dissadvantaged," and over 30% require English as a second language instruction. The school maintains and English-Spanish dual immersion program, a comprehensive tutoring and mentoring program, outdoor education, and the GATE gifted and talented program.  In 2010 Adele Harrison was one of two schools to recieve a gift from Stone Edge Farm, which will build onto the Sonoma Valley Garden Project to allow them to build greenhouses, educational vineyards, small orchards and work towards installing a garden curriculum.
Altimira Middle School
17805 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA 95476

Altimira Middle School is one of two middle schools serving the Sonoma Valley schoolMore district. Its grounds include an outdoor eating area, open fields, trees and benches.

Altimira Middle School offers a comprehensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Its student body includes 60 percent Hispanic students, and more than half of Altimira Middle School's students qualify as "socioeconomically disadvantaged." The school offers extensive tutoring and homework help, an honors leadership program, AP and enrichment courses and a variety of programs for students with special needs.


The Presentation School
20872 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476
The Presentation School is a private school offering a Catholic-values education for students in kindergarten throughMore 8th grade. Located off of Broadway, the school boasts an open campus with large athletic fields and lots of outdoor space. All students engage in community service and outreach programs. The school puts an emphasis on outdoor education, offers seven different sports and has recently built a custom climbing wall. In addition to regular academic requirements, The Presentation School offers music, art,and physical education. All students study Spanish to better relate to their bilingual peers in Sonoma.
Sassarini Elementary School
652 5th St W, Sonoma, CA 95476

Sassarini Elementary School is located on 5th Street West, off West Napa Street and less than a mile from the PlazaMore Park. Led by principal Leticia Crus, it is one of five elementary schools serving the Sonoma Valley School District.

The school consists of several classroom buildings connected by shaded outdoor walkways and with athletic fields and play areas behind the school. The student body is about 63 percent Hispanic, 30% White, 2% Asian and 1% other races. Over 60% of the student body in 2009 classified as "socioeconomically disadvantaged," and a little under half are earmarked english learners.

Recent API scores can be found here: http://sassarinischool.org/api.html



Sonoma Valley Unified School District
17850 Railroad Ave, Sonoma, CA 95476
The Sonoma Valley Unified School District is headquartered in a complex on Railroad Avenue, to the northwest of SonomaMore city in Boyles Hot Springs. The district's board meets every second Tuesday of the month, from September to May, at the Community Meeting Room at 177 First Street West in Sonoma. The meetings, which start at 6:30pm, are open to the public. An up-to-date calendar of school events is available on the district's website. The district oversees more than 4,600 students in five elementary schools, two charter schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. In 2010, the school district recieved a federal "Investing in Innovation" grant of almost $3 million to expand the science and language program started at El Verano Elementary, as well as the Exploratorium. The superintendent of the district is Louann Carlomagno, who keeps a blog about district news at http://louannsvusd.wordpress.com.
Dunbar Elementary School
11700 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9611
Dunbar Elementary School serves students up to grade 5 in the Sonoma Valley area. The curriculum complies with theMore California State and Sonoma Valley Unified School District guidelines, including benchmark assessments in Language Arts and Mathematics. The visual and performing arts program includes Art at Lunch, 5th grade melodrama productions, school band, choir, drawing, ceramics and other creative media.
Crescent Montessori School
276 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476
The Crescent Montessori School is an elementary school located in the Sonoma Valley Community Center. It is based on aMore "Montessori style" curriculum, which features hands-on learning and task-driven activities to foster a life-long "love of learning." It offers a wholistic curriculum, including study of language arts, mathematics, history, geography, physical education, health education, science and visual arts. The school does not assign homework, as students learn actively throughout the day, with individualized curriculum and teacher attention.
Kenwood Elementary School
230 Randolph Ave, Kenwood, CA 95452
Kenwood Elementary School serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade. It has teaching specialists on staff forMore physical education, reading, music, lcomputer technology and Spanish. The school emphasizes monthly life skills for students, preparing them to make a difference in their own lives as well as the lives of others. 
Sonoma Valley Adult School & Community Education
20000 Broadway # L-5, Sonoma, CA 95476
Sonoma Valley Adult School & Community Education offers programs in high school diploma training and GED test prep,More as well as vocational, career, tech and ESL programs. It also offers more recreational programs such as body, mind and spirit, jewelry design and Aikido, a Japanese martial art.
Montessori School of Sonoma
19675 8th St E, Sonoma, CA 95476
The Montessori School of Sonoma consists of a single-story wooden building on a 3-acre campus. Its curriculum isMore designed for children ages one to ten, and is  based on the methods of Dr. Montessori. In addition to its educational offerings, it provides child care for infants and school-aged children.
Jim Russell Racing School
29359 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA 95476
The Jim Russell Racing School has been in business since 1957. It is located on the Infinion Raceway lot next to theMore track. Along with its racing school, the company also offers a highway survival class for adults and teens just learning to drive, and a professional kart racing class.
Prestwood Elementary School
343 E Macarthur St, Sonoma, CA 95476

Led by Principal Beth Wolk, Prestwood Elementary school is a public school serving students in kindergartenMore through fourth grade. It is situated on East Macarthur street, south of the city center, in an open campus, with outdoor eating areas, grassy fields and shaded walkways. The student body is 68 percent white, 22 percent latino, three percent Asian and two percent Filipino. Thirty-five precent of the students come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and 19 percent are classified as English Language Learners.

The school runs a "Prestwood Direct" campaign, where parents organize to donate money and resources that fund additional teaching assistants, field trips and a computer lab coordinator. An annual benefit ball and jog-a-thon provides funds for non-curricular courses such as art and technology. The school provides state-verified instruction in English, math, arts, physical education, health, history, social science, science and a special program for English Language Learners. The school also offers school-wide tutoring, mentoring and counseling services. The school's current API scores can be found online.

Sonoma Charter School
17202 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA 95476
The Sonoma Charter School is a public Montessori-based charter school, located off of the Sonoma Highway in Boyes HotMore Springs. Led by Principal Paula Hunter, the school seeks to educate children holistically by focusing both on intellect and moral character. Students study core subjects and learn associated concepts through central knowledge areas. All students study subjects in the "humanities, science, fine and applied arts, drama, technology and physical education." It was founded by a group of parents and citizens in 1994.
Flowery Elementary School
17600 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA 95476
Flowery Elementary School was founded in 1998 as the incubus school of a duel-immersion Spanish-English program that nowMore includes Adele Harrison Middle School. Flowery emphasizes a well-rounded curriculum. According to its website, "all students participate in a PTO-funded art program, a standards-based garden science program, weekly computer classes and library time with access to books in Spanish and English."
Moldovan Academy
275 E Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476
Moldovan Academy is a pre-school and pre-kindergarten school. It offers programs to help children adapt and prepare forMore grade school. The curriculum teaches language, literacy, communication, mathematics, art, music, health, science, social development and more. Full-day and half-day programs are available. 
Old Adobe School
252 W Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476

The Old Adobe School is a private preschool housed on the grounds of  Sonoma's First Congressional Church. ThisMore nonprofit secular school, founded by board member John Larson, enrolls children who are between the ages of 2 and 5, and has an after-school child-care program.

The school has a creative, hands-on curriculum, in which children engage in activities to learn concrete skills. As the website states, "You may find children making a number chart out of the fruit they brought for lunch, cutting plants for flower arrangements or creating bubbles to study the properties of water."