Mount Tamalpais School is a co-educational K-8 independent school located in Mill Valley. We are committed to the development of knowledge and goodness within children in an academically inspiring and nurturing environment. An MTS education — vigorous, creative, and process-driven — develops children who are well prepared for their future while remaining young at heart.
Below, Andrew Davis, the Head of Mount Tamalpais School, explains what makes our school special.
Briefly describe your business philosophy.
We believe in joyful learning. Each day our students shine, learn about others, and contribute to a caring community. The result is good people well prepared for their future.
What is your competitive edge?
The unique configuration of our outstanding faculty. We are departmentalized from Kindergarten on. Math people teach math. Scientists and engineers teach STEM. Passionate teachers teaching their expertise inspire our students.
What makes your work worthwhile?
The “yes!” when a second-grader’s bridge spans four feet in engineering. The confident declarations of an eighth-grader closing a debate in history. I love the sounds of joyful learning.
From a business standpoint, who’s your inspiration?
Our mission statement. We are “committed to the development of knowledge and goodness within children in an academically inspiring and nurturing environment.” That motivates me every day.
Mount Tamalpais School
100 Harvard Ave, Mill Valley