58 Mohawk Avenue
    Corte Madera, CA 94925


    Kyle Shaw, Principal


    Main Phone Line (415) 927-6965 x0
    Absentee Line  (415) 927-6965 x1 or email: ncabsentee@lcmschools.org



    School Day for Kindergarten: 8:10am-2:00pm   

    School Day for Grades 1-5: 8:10am-2:50pm

    Early Dismissal every Wednesday for K-5: 1:30pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

    Neil Cummins Elementary School is an award-winning public school of approximately 470 kindergarten 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. The school was named a California Distinguished School in 2023! This is a community that strongly supports public education with a parcel tax, bond issue, and SPARK, a non-profit organization that raises money to support programs that are at risk due to ongoing budget cuts.   

    In addition to a strong academic program, the school provides enrichment programs including music, lab science, library, art, and physical education. These opportunities are made possible in large part by funding and volunteer support from a strong, active parent base, SPARK Foundation and PTO, community businesses, and supportive citizens. The staff includes approximately 55 full and part-time certificated employees, which includes special educators, speech therapists, academic and English language support specialists, a nurse, a counselor, and a librarian, and classified staff, including campus support personnel, para educators, office staff, and custodial and maintenance support.  


    School Vision Statement

    We believe all children are capable of learning, and it is our responsibility to provide a rich, positive, safe and engaging environment that fosters a desire to learn and meet the challenges of a changing world.


    School Mission Statement

    Together, our staff, parents, students and the community are dedicated to the ongoing education of all young people at Neil Cummins Elementary 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.