St. Hilary School - Tiburon, California
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Saint Hilary School is a compelling, cost-effective, choice when deciding the stewardship of your child’s kindergarten, elementary, and middle school education.  Described as an “educational gem in the heart of Marin” because of its notably moderate tuition, exceptional teaching staff, contemporary structural beauty, and faith-filled community environment, Saint Hilary School is among Northern  California’s most distinguished and noble learning institutions.



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240 students in grades K-8.  Our students come from Sausalito, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Corte Madera, San Rafael and Novato.


Overall Student/Teacher ratio



Student Testing

We currently use the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.  Students consistently test above the national average on the ITBS.  St. Hilary students are exceptionally strong in Math, Reading and Language Arts.



Saint Hilary School’s full integration of curriculum and technology, numerous enrichment classes and specialized programs in language, art, music and athletics reflect its mission and commitment to the values of academic excellence, spirituality and community.


Music, Drama and Visual Arts

St. Hilary has a strong dedication to the Arts.  In various grades, children are given instruction in the recorder, violin and clarinet.  We also have a school Band, Choir and Drama programs for all grades.  In addition, we have a dedicated Art Studio to teach students drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and Art History.



St. Hilary has one of the most advanced Technology programs in the area including a fast fiber and wireless network and over 50 computers networked with internet access school wide.  Students can access computers from the classroom or in the Library/technology center.  While students learn all of the basic computer skills (Powerpoint, Word, Access, Excel, Inspiration, Web site development), our computer program is integrated into the curriculum so that technology becomes a learning tool to enhance their academic progress


Enrichment Programs

  • After-school program – this program includes electives such as chess, drama, art adventures, science adventures, piano, guitar, violin, jazz/tap and others. 
  • Clubs/competitions - Students can join the Student Council, the school newspaper, the St. Hilary band, the children’s choir, Drama productions, Computer club and Mathletes. 
  • Field trips - our students participate in a variety of field trips every year.  Several classes enjoy multi-day trips including a trip to Washington D.C. for our 8th graders, Walker Creek for the 6th grade and our 4th grade class visits the Gold Country & Sacramento.


Athletic Program

St. Hilary has a rich PE program for all grades.  In addition, we host the CYO program for Basketball, Volleyball, Flag Football and Track & Field for all students on the Tiburon Peninsula in grades 3-8. 



Extensive facilities upgrade completed in 2004 which includes new Middle school classrooms, Science Lab, Gymnasium and Social Hall plus upgraded Classrooms for grades K-5, Library & Technology Center, Visual Arts Studio and Music Room.


St. Hilary Graduates

Our graduates of the last 7 years have attended the following High Schools:  Marin Catholic, Marin Academy, Branson, San Domenico, St. Ignatius, University High School, Urban High, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Stuart Hall High School, Sacred Heart Cathedral High School, Drew High School, Santa Catalina, Redwood High School and Tamalpais High School.


Parent Involvement

The St. Hilary Parent Guild brings alive our community spirit with a variety of fun-filled events for parents and children.  All parents are welcome and encouraged to participate in any/all Parent Guild activities.  Some of these programs include the Annual Auction, Father/Daughter & Mother/Son dances, School picnics, Grandparents Day, Book Fair and Gift Wrap.


Parents also have an opportunity to assist in the classroom up to the 3rd grade and help with specialty classes such as Art Studio, Computers and in the Library.



Primary Kindergarten:          8:00 – 12:30

Kindergarten:                            8:00 - 2:00

1st – 8th grades:                         8:00 – 3:00

Daycare is available from dismissal to 6:00 pm every afternoon.


Tuition Range

K-8                $6430 - $7603


Spirituality & Community Service

As a parish school, the children are given religion classes beginning in Kindergarten and they participate in school masses.  Catholic and Christian values are an integral part of their education – students are taught to be responsible, respectful, and generous to others less fortunate.


All grades participate in community service programs – visiting Nazareth House, providing lunches for the homeless and serving at St. Vincent’s dining room to name a few.


St. Hilary welcomes students from all religious and ethnic backgrounds and from all other parishes.


Hot Lunches

St. Hilary uses experienced Nutritionists to create healthy and interesting hot lunch menus for our students. Hot lunches are offered Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday and include such choices as pasta, chicken caesar salad, chicken & rice, sushi, burritos and more.  Lunches are made by local restaurants & grocery stores and delivered to the students daily.



Golden Gate Transit offers special buses from Sausalito and Mill Valley.  Students also carpool, bicycle and walk to school.

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