NEIL CUMMINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
58 Mohawk Avenue
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Patty Elliot, Principal
Main Phone Line (415) 927-6965
Absentee Line (415) 927-6981
Teacher Switchboard (415) 927-6972
Neil Cummins Elementary School is an award-winning public school of approximately 500 preschool through fifth grade students in the Larkspur-Corte Madera School District located in Corte Madera, California, in scenic Marin County, just north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate. This is a community that strongly supports public education with a parcel tax, bond issue, and educational foundation. The business of the community is primarily retail and professional services.
In addition to a strong academic program, the school provides enrichment programs including music, lab science, library, and motor skills / physical education. These opportunities are made possible in large part by funding and volunteer support from a strong, active parent base, SPARK Foundation and PTA, community businesses, supportive citizens and a generous art grant through Marin Community Foundation. The staff includes approximately 100 full and part-time certificated employees (including special educators, speech therapists, academic and English language support specialists, a nurse, a counselor, and librarian) and classified staff.
School Vision Statement
We believe all children are capable of learning, and it is our responsibility to provide a rich, positive, and safe engaging learning environment that fosters their desire to learn and meet the challenges of a changing world.
School Mission Statement
Together our staff, parents, students and community are dedicated to the ongoing education of all young people in the Neil Cummins School.
We work collaboratively to teach, mentor, motivate, challenge, and inspire our students. Our goal is for our students to become independent, critical thinkers who respond ethically to the challenges facing the world.
We accomplish our mission through a well-rounded curriculum including rigorous academic instruction. We differentiate the curriculum to meet divergent learning styles in a variety of ways including implementing experiential, thematic and project-based learning wherever appropriate. Our focus is on educating the whole child, addressing cognitive, emotional, social, and physical growth. Best practices are enhanced by frequent assessment, regular opportunities for reflection, and innovative, ongoing professional development for our highly qualified, inspirational staff.