About us

Multi-grade Classrooms

We are a public TK-8 school district on the picturesque Mendocino coast, boasting multi-grade classrooms in an idyllic setting. Students and staff enjoy outdoor learning opportunities, including our robust school garden, composting, and easy access to local field trips.

Personalized Learning

Our classes are small and our staff are dedicated, enjoying teacher autonomy and project-based learning. Throughout the day, students rotate through small-group learning stations, engaged in high-quality, personalized learning. Our middle school students get to participate in hands-on internships with local experts in the area based on their career interest. The highly engaging experiences allows for mentoring relationships, real-world connections, and learning beyond the school walls.

Dual Language Program

We are focused on the power of biliteracy, teaching our students to read, write, and speak in both English and Spanish. Starting in TK-2nd grade, students are immersed in early Spanish literacy and instruction in Spanish for 60% of their day with 40% of their day being in English. Each year of school, students are immersed in more English until promoting in 8th grade. Please click here to learn more about the power of multiliteracy.

Our Community

The town of Manchester is located on the coast, among rolling pastures, vast hillsides of forestland, and the rugged surf of the Pacific Ocean. Residents enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle and represent a range of social, economic, and educational backgrounds; our school is focused on a sense of belonging for all of our students and families.