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Julie Harris is in her fifteenth year as Principal of Sun Valley School. Prior  to her taking the helm at SV, she was Laurel Dell principal for five years.  Julie moved into administration after teaching grades 1 through five for SRCS,  at both Laurel Dell and Sun Valley! Ms. Harris received her undergraduate  degree from UC Davis, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Education. She  went on to pursue her Masters in Educational administration at San Francisco  State University. Since coming to SCRS, Ms. Harris has done Intervention  coordination, testing coordination, and served as project lead for pre-K to 3  initiative as well as serving on the Board for Marin County School Volunteers.  Under Julie s guidance, Sun Valley was recognized as a California Distinguished  School in 2012 and has gotten extensive recognition from the Green Business  association for multiple projects involving recycling. In her time away from  SV, Julie is an active wife and mom, who hikes, cycles, spins, runs, scuba  dives and does yoga!

Mission Statement - Declaracion de la Mision

The Sun Valley School, parents and staff will work together to develop a nurturing learning environment promoting positive self-esteem, fostering intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and ...more



Julie Harris is in her thirteenth year as Principal of Sun Valley School. Prior to her taking the helm at SV, she was Laurel Dell principal for five years. Julie moved into administration after ...more

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There are new protocols this year to apply to drive on field trips for the 2019/2020 school year.  Please complete this form at least 10 days prior to driving, and submit the form and required documents to the school office.  If you have questions/concerns, please contact Gayle on 415-485-2440.  


Parent Tour dates:  November 14, December 17; January 16, 2020, February 4, February 13, March 12 and April 14.


You can e-mail to reserve your spot, or call 415-485-2440.  The tours start at 9 a.m. and last until about 10:30 a.m.  Please no children as you will be visiting individual classrooms while they are in session.


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Guiding Principles and Goals

1. Students will be guided to develop to their fullest academic potential.

2. Students will be recognized in their classrooms, school, and community for demonstrating academic achievement, ...more



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