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Ring Mountain Day School

445 Greenwood Beach Rd.
Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920

(415) 381-8183


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Ring Mountain’s teachers model self-acceptance and empathy, self discipline and humility. We teach children to expect errors and to learn from them. Our program varies with the differing needs and abilities of each child. We provide preschoolers with a developmentally appropriate play based program that focuses on exploration, discovery, and social interaction. This early childhood experience sets the stage for the introduction of multi-age project based academic studies and homework in the elementary school

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Ring Mountain Day School 's student-centered program creates a dynamic learning environment to stimulate creative thinking, motivate academic excellence, and instill a lifelong desire to learn.

Small class size enables our faculty to apply an individualized, integrated approach that inspires students to realize their talents, strengths, capabilities and dreams. The curriculum emphasizes problem solving in real-life situations, promoting comprehensive understanding of academics and the arts.

Students develop overall self-awareness and a sense of personal responsibility to their communities: family, school, and the diverse world in which they live.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Ring Mountain succeeds in its mission because trustees, administrators, teachers, parents and students work together to form a community of learning. The trustees establish the direction of the school over the long term and preserve its character for future generations; administrators ensure that the school's mission is implemented day-by-day, and are responsible for the educational quality, tone and personnel of the school; parents bring to the school aspirations for and intimate knowledge of their children as well as support for their academic endeavors; students bring their special gifts and youthful enthusiasm for learning. Teachers are the essential core of the program, exemplifying integrity, intelligence, humor and compassion.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We are very flexible in handling separation anxiety and work with parents to find the best plan for their individual child.