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Manor Kindergarten Orientation, School Tours, and Registration



Kindergarten Orientation

Please join us for Manor’s Kindergarten Orientation on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in Room 2. Come learn more about Manor’s amazing kindergarten program and meet our exceptional kindergarten teachers, Gretchen Mathis and Meredith Williams. You will also have the opportunity to learn about Manor’s partnership with Expeditionary Learning and hear directly from the principal, our classroom teachers in grades 1-5, and current Manor parents.


School Tours and Principal Chat

Principal Peg Minicozzi is delighted to provide school tours and information on our school-wide approach to teaching and learning – including our new partnership with Expeditionary Learning. Come join a tour and spend a few minutes after the tour with Peg to ask questions and learn more about our school. Below are the dates and times for our tours and principal chat:

Tuesday, December 4th, 9am

Friday, December 7th, 9am 

Friday, December 14th, 9am

Friday, January 11th, 9am 

Monday, January 14th, 9am 

Tuesday, January 29th, 9am

Friday, February 1st, 9am  


To reserve a spot on one of these tours, please click here  to sign up or call Maridith Woodward in the main office at (415) 453-1544.


Kindergarten Registration

There are two steps to the registration process. The first step is to fill out the online portion on School Mint. This process begins on Friday, January 25, 2019. After this date, you can access this link by clicking here school mint

The second step is our in-person registration. This process begins on Monday, February 4, 2019. Please come to the main office with the following documents:

1. Original Birth Certificate or Passport

2. Immunization Records

3. Proof of Residency 

Office hours are from 8 am – 4 pm. However, it is best to arrive for registration after 8:30 when the school day begins to avoid the morning rush. Also, if you plan on coming on a Wednesday afternoon, please call first as the office may be closed due to meetings.

We are looking forward to meeting you and your child!!




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Welcome to Manor Elementary School – Marin’s first Expeditionary Learning School! We are proud to partner with EL Education, formerly known as Expeditionary Learning. EL Education is an innovative, award-winning teaching approach born 25 years ago out of a collaboration between Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and Outward Bound. Today, there are over 150 EL schools across the US, including 10 schools in California.

Built on a foundation of academic rigor, character development, and joyful and inspiring twenty-first century learning, EL helps schools make those standards come alive for students by creating stimulating, hands-on, project-based learning environments both in and outside the classroom. Designed with an emphasis on teamwork and shared values of respect, responsibility, courage and kindness, the goal of EL is to invigorate learning through a variety of innovative core practices including learning expeditions. Learning Expeditions are long-term, in-depth, research studies focused on a compelling topic that typically seek to solve a real world problem in the school or community. Expeditions culminate in a high-quality product, presentation, or performance that both synthesizes student learning and serves a purpose for others. Examples of models of excellence from other EL schools can be found at EL’s Center for High Quality Work.


Manor is in its first official year of a four-year process toward becoming an EL Credentialed School. In order to become credentialed, a school must show high levels of implementation of the EL Education model in the following areas:

  • Student Mastery of Knowledge and Skills
  • High Quality Student Work
  • Student Character
  • Implementation of Expeditionary Learning Core Practices

Although we are just beginning this official journey with EL Education, Manor teachers and staff have already begun implementing some of the core practices and approaches from EL. Much of our work is about aligning and refining what we’ve already been doing over the last few years and looking critically at our work through the lens of the EL framework. We are so excited for the 17-18 school year ahead and look forward to working with you and your family to make your child’s education at Manor extraordinary!

For more information about EL education please see our EL FAQ’s and the official EL website at

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