Sir Francis Drake High School

1327 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
San Anselmo, CA 94960


Sir Francis Drake High School: Situated on a 21 acre campus, Drake High School is traversed by two year-round creeks. Drake was the District’s second high school to open in 1951 and is located in the Ross Valley, Marin County serving the West Marin communities, Fairfax and San Anselmo. Drake High School has slightly over 1,000 students enrolled in an academically rigorous and innovative curricular program. Sir Francis Drake was a part of a systematic change movement in the 1990’s to provide small learning communities (SLCs) for our 9 th and 10th grade students. We continue this tradition in order to provide a personalized academic and social/emotional approach to learning. All students are placed in one of four SLCs to receive parts of their core academic education. Much of our educational approach involves both a curricular integration of curriculum and project-based learning. Drake High also offers two integrated Academies for students in their junior and senior year who are interested in communication (ComAcad) or environmental studies (SEA-DISC). Drake is also proud to offer a four-year Engineering program, Peer Resource, numerous elective course offerings and 13 AP courses. 81.4% of Drake students scored a 3 or higher on the AP tests taken in the past year. Currently, 80% of Drake students attend college and 75% of our students are UC/CSU eligible. 


At Sir Francis Drake High School we strive to personalize learning, provide academic and emotional support, and design engaging and challenging instruction to prepare our students for higher education, the workplace and civic participation.

As a community of learners, we foster knowledgeable, creative, self-directed, ethical students who think critically and express themselves effectively.

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