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White Hill Middle School
White Hill Middle School (grades 6-8) is located on the western edge of Fairfax in Marin County, California. White Hill’s campus rests on 22 acres and is surrounded by beautiful hills and open space. The school was built in 1969 and serves the communities of San Anselmo and Fairfax.
White Hill students (approximately 745) have a variety of educational opportunities. In addition to the core academic offerings of English, History, Science, Math and Physical Education, White Hill hosts a robust elective program. Students have options in art, music, engineering and foreign language to round out their educational experience. White Hill Middle School is committed to nurturing all of the complex needs of middle school students and we do this with an emphasis on social/emotional learning through coursework, clubs, and activities.
White Hill Highlights
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.
White Hill Middle School’s 7th and 8th grade choirs performed and earned top honors at the CMEA (CA Music Educators Assoc.) Choral Festival, held at the incredible Weill Hall on the campus of Sonoma State University.
White Hill TV - Episode 2
Miss Skinner's 3rd period Design Lab students took over White Hill TV for Episode 2. They spent several weeks analyzing good video qualities and contemplating how to make educational content entertaining. They then worked in groups to write, record and edit short video reports. In addition, students got the experience of running a live TV studio thanks to the folks in the education department of Marin TV. White Hill TV was recorded live in studio with the students running the show - both behind the scenes and in front of the camera!
Please follow this link to enjoy Episode 2 of White Hill TV and stay tuned in January for episode 3!
White Hill Middle School Art Department
At our school we're fortunate to be well supported by the YES Ross Valley Schools Foundation. In sixth grade all students participate in an enrichment wheel where they receive art twice a week for seven weeks.
In addition, sixth graders can sign-up for a zero period art elective, Art Explorations, which is offered everyday, M-F. In seventh and eighth grades students can choose a year-long elective which meets four times per week.
Art electives at White Hill include: Studio Art, Ceramics, Digital Art & Photography, and Graphic Design & Yearbook. White Hill's two art teachers are Doretta Ruzzier and Emma Beauchamp.
Please visit the Ross Valley Art Instagram (@rossvalleyart) for wonderful student art from Wade Thomas, Brookside, Manor, Hidden Valley and White Hill