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For more than 100 years, Redwood City School District (RCSD) has educated PreK-8 students in Redwood City and portions of Atherton, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Woodside. When RCSD first began educating students, horses and buggies clogged the streets of the booming new county seat.  As the town grew and changed during the last century, so have its students and its schools.

Today, RCSD students live in the heart of Silicon Valley. To thrive in this region, they must receive a 21st Century education based on critical thinking, problem-solving, using technology, and working together. In RCSD classrooms, learning is interactive, and teachers rove the classroom providing feedback as students explore and discover. The District is embracing 21st Century learning, and has built strong relationships with local technology companies who are providing training in the latest technologies that help students learn.

Besides its commitment to high academic standards, the District also strives to meet students' developmental needs -- intellectual, physical, mental, and social-emotional -- through a wide variety of programs offered during and after the school day.

Redwood City School District offers a variety of school options to parents of PreK-8 grade students. All schools provide students with a rigorous academic program based on a common instructional framework, but each school has its own unique emphasis, classroom approach, and personality. RCSD offers families a mix of neighborhood schools and “schools of choice” to meet the needs of our students.

We invite you to meet, choose, and love RCSD schools