An educational institution is an organization that provides formal education to students. It provides academic and/or specialized training programs at any level of education, including primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities, and professional and trade schools.
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San Francisco Theological Seminary is a graduate school affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) located in San Anselmo, California. SFTS was the founding member of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, the largest consortium of graduate schools and seminaries in the United States. As an affiliate of University of California, Berkeley, the GTU has allowed students from these member schools to explore diverse religious views and traditions and to engage in academic research in university departmental setting.
San Francisco pastor William Anderson Scott opened two Presbyterian schools in his churches in the mid-19th century, the second of which became San Francisco Theological Seminary.
In 1871, SFTS began with four professors and four students meeting for instruction at the Presbyterian City College located in what now is Union Square. Six years later, the Seminary moved to its own building next to the City College building on Haight Street.
The seminary moved in 1890 to a 14-acre (57,000 m) hilltop site in Marin County about 15 miles (24 km) north of the Golden Gate Bridge. A new charter issued in 1900 gave the Seminary power to grant degrees, and jurisdiction over the
Sir Francis Drake High School is a secondary school located in San Anselmo, California. It was named for English privateer and naval hero Sir Francis Drake, who purportedly landed in the area in 1579. The school's mascot is a pirate named Petey.
The school was established in 1951 as the second high school in the Tamalpais Union High School District. It is located at 1327 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, situated on a 21 acre (85,000 m²) campus bordered by two creeks. The site was formerly known as Cordone Gardens. 2006-07 enrollment was 1,114 students.
Approximately 83% of Drake’s 2004 graduates continued on to higher education, 62% to 4-year universities and 21% to 2-year colleges.
The school newspaper, the Jolly Roger is published almost every month. The 1986-87 edition was a winner of Columbia University’s Silver Crown Award for high school newspapers in 1988. The Jolly Roger has been a regular recipient of the Medalist rating, given to the top 5% among high school newspapers in its class in United States.
Sir Francis Drake High School is also known for having one of the first high school mountain biking teams.
San Domenico School is a pre-K-12 independent school in San Anselmo, California.
The primary and middle schools are coeducational, while the high school is all-girls.
Founded in 1850, San Domenico is the oldest independent school in California. Situated on 500 acres (2.0 km) in Marin County, San Domenico is a Catholic school operated by the Dominican Order, although it welcomes students of all faiths and cultural backgrounds.
San Domenico has some 500 students. The pre-K through 12 program is a day school, while the high school is both a day school and a boarding school.
San Domenico is the recipient of the National Association of Independent Schools' 2007 "Leading Edge" award for sustainability. In 2008 the school's Garden of Hope was registered as a Bay-Friendly School Garden by StopWaste.Org, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority which promotes waste reduction.