Greetings from Willow Creek ...Most every visitor to Willow Creek Academy comments on the smiling students, the helpfulness, and the physical beauty of the school. Located in the hills of Sausalito and consisting mostly of shingled buildings, it is hard to believe that this is a public school. But public it is, and proud we are, of what hundreds of students and families have created over a 16-year period of time.Our kindergarten through eighth grade program is arranged to provide students with developmentally appropriate support:
We begin each day with a morning assembly for grades 1-8 where community members can make announcements, students can be recognized for their good work, and our community joins together in saying our pledge.The Willow Creek Pledge(adapted from a pledge created by educator Marva Collins)This day has been given to me fresh and clear.I promise myself that I shall use this day to the fullest,realizing it can never come back again.I am the only person who has the power to decide what I will be.I make myself what I am.We welcome your interest in Willow Creek and encourage you to come and meet our students, parents and teachers.
- Grades K-1 encourage social development, and focus on skill readiness activities;
- Grades 2-5 address mastery of foundational knowledge and skills for continued learning;
- Grades 6-7 take advantage of small group learning and academic specialization options;
- Grade 8 focuses on learning communities and action teams, service learning, and simulating democratic living.