White Hill Middle School is a California Distinguished School that serves the communities of San Anselmo and Fairfax. It is the Ross Valley School District's sole middle school for approximately 760 students from our communities' four elementary schools.

Our academic program offers a breadth of challenge and opportunity with core English, History, Science, and Math classes and award-winning art, music, technology (STEAM), and foreign language electives. Forty-one credentialed teachers, twenty-five staff members, one counselor, two counseling interns and two administrators support an engaging and rigorous education program. White Hill is enriched by broad parent and community support and is a active partner in the work of our district's YES Foundation.

Located on the western edge of Fairfax at the base of White's Hill, the school campus is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and open space and sits on a 22-acre site that includes Lefty Gomez Field. White Hill was built in 1969 and has gone through three major renovations (1985, 2000 and 2013). December 2013 marked the opening of 25,000 square feet of new buildings and classrooms which provide our students and staff with a first class facility for 21st-century learning.  


White Hill News Feed

Wildcat Wrap 5.26.2017

Dear White Hill Community,

Week 1 of testing is down with one week to go.  Thanks for supporting us at home as we navigate the joys of testing 803 kids in English, Math and Science (8th graders only).  Things went remarkably well thanks to our great staff and incredible support from our I.T. and district office staff – big thanks to Gabe, Sean, DC, Patrick, Julia, Ali, and Yvonne for helping things go so well. We also relied a great deal on Cary, Jennifer and Berenice in the office – what would we do without them?

Great job to our music ensembles who performed this week at White Hill.  We also welcomed our 5th grade orchestra, band and choir kids to WH for the performances.  I was preoccupied with my senior daughter’s HS events (how did the time go so fast?) but heard the performances were wonderful.  Thanks to our kids and staff (d’Alessio, Martone, Smith, Santucci, Montgomery) for two great events. 


State Testing Dates – May 22 to June 2nd

Please do your best to have your kids at school on time and well rested.  We’d prefer that be the case every day but it’s especially important during these two weeks so we can start and end our testing on time.  Testing is one measure of how our kids are progressing in school and our hope is they will relax, do their best, and just see it as a part of school.  No pressure.  No high stakes.  Just a snapshot of how they are doing.  Thank you for your support.



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Summer Reading Ideas from Tina Stolberg in the White Hill Library

Great Picks for Summer Reading 2017 -

Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

Fairy Tale-ish:
Extraordinary October by Diana Wagner

A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokski

In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll

Science Fiction:
Nemesis by Brendon Reichs

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Exo by Fonda Lee

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Under Locker and Key by Allison K. Hymas

Panda-monium by Stuart Gibbs

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Drawn Away by Holly Bennett

Mesmerist by Ronald L. Smith

Historical Fiction:
Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

Audacity by Melanie Crowder

When Morning Comes by Arushi Raina

Realistic Fiction:
Short by Holly Sloan

Something in between by Melissa De la Cruz

Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin

Teen Friendly Reads:
The Playbook: 52 rules to aim, shoot, and score in this game called life by Kwame Alexander

The Icarus Show by Sallie Christie

See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

Graphic Novel:
Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

One Trick Pony by Nathan Hale

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by

Award Winners:
Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Inquisitor’s Tale, or the three magical children and their holy dog by Adam Gidwitz

Non-Fiction/True Life Adventure:
Enrique’s Journey: the true story of a boy determined to reunite with his mother by Sonia Nazario

Sabatoge: the mission to destroy Hitler’s atomic bomb by Neal Bascomb

A Storm too soon: a true storm rescue by Mike Tougias

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