Wade Thomas School

K-8 District in the heart of Marin

Welcome to Wade Thomas

  • Our community of teachers, staff, students, and families is what makes Wade Thomas truly a special place! The teachers and staff at Wade Thomas are dedicated professionals who work closely together to support all students’ academic, social, and emotional growth. Our families are valued partners in their children’s education and in providing enrichment and community-building activities. Our students are the heart of our community and our purpose for being.
    Teachers employ a variety of instructional strategies which tap into students’ strengths, interests, and motivations to make learning engaging and meaningful and for students to be supported and challenged appropriately. The curriculum is aligned with the California Common Core State Standards and promotes the 21st Century Skills of creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. We embrace a growth mindset, believing everyone can achieve and mistakes are learning opportunities. Throughout the school day, one will see learning taking place in many ways: students reading or writing independently, playing math games with partners, conducting scientific investigations, constructing models to illustrate phenomena, reading with buddy classes, role playing characters in literature, and citing evidence to support their opinions in debate. Lunchtime clubs help students develop leadership skills and provide service to the school community and beyond.
    Our four simple school rules - be safe, be respectful, be responsible, and be kind – make our campus a positive, caring, inclusive and joyful place where each person is valued, supported, and challenged to reach their highest potential.

Wade Thomas Highlights

  • California Distinguished School

    Wade Thomas School was recognized as a California Distinguished School in 2018. State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson wrote in his congratulatory letter: "The award reflects your school's success in making exceptional gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education for all students by meeting state indicators as described on the California School Dashboard..."

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    We are thrilled to share with you our very first district video which was inspired and created by two of our RVSD parents, Nancy Main and Jennifer Gonzalez. This short film features several teachers and administrators as well as a number of students, each sharing their reflections on what makes RVSD special to them.

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  • School Tours

    Principal Donna Faulkner is delighted to provide school tours and information on our school-wide curriculum and programs.  Come join a tour of our campus and feel free to ask questions.  Sign up here or call Marlana Kenilvort, Administrative Assistant at 415-454-4603.  We look forward to meeting you!

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  • New Student Registration

    To register a student who is not currently attending a school in the Ross Valley School District, visit Student Registration for process information and forms.  Click on the applicable school year.


    For the 2019-20 School Year


    Online Registration begins Friday, January 25, 2019, and In-Person Registration begins Monday, February 4, 2019.  We do not accept registration items via fax, mail, or email.  Please note that only completed registration packets are accepted and each is date/time stamped.  A completed registration packet includes the online Student Registration Forms on SchoolMint and the In-Person Forms and Documentation.


    To assist the District in enrollment, staffing, and facilities planning, please complete the registration process by March 1 or as soon as possible.  Because many elementary grade levels and schools in the Ross Valley School District are impacted, if more students register at their school of residence than can be accommodated, even if by March 1, students may be assigned to another district school where space is available.  Any reassignments will be determined prior to the student’s first day of attendance.

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