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Mary E. Silveira Vision

As the Mary E. Silveira learning community we envision a school in which


  • feel the value and importance of their work
  • work together sharing a common purpose and common goals
  • have time to work together in supportive, collaborative teams
  • have high expectations for student achievement
  • provide a meaningful and challenging curriculum that helps all students to succeed.
  • seek and implement promising strategies for improving student achievement on a continual basis
  • use effective instructional practices schoolwide
  • have access to up-to-date technology which is utilized to enhance education
  • provide students with opportunities to engage in community service.
  • foster students’ intrinsic motivation to learn and to be good people
  • model the importance of lifelong learning by their commitment to their personal professional growth
  • engage families in the life of the school
  • promote healthy living and fitness
  • foster a caring, safe, respectful and responsible community
  • Students….produce and present high quality work• demonstrate a desire to learn
  • build the confidence and capacity to take risks and learn from their failures
  • are encouraged to compete not with each other but with their personal best
  • accept responsibility for their learning, decisions and actions
  • are able to face future challenges as active learners
  • connect knowledge to life outside school
  • believe in themselves and take pride in their achievements
  • foster a caring, safe, respectful and responsible community


  • work with teachers and staff as a community whose cooperation and trust make children feel safe and loved so they can experience success and feel inspired to learn
  • create a home environment that encourages and values learning
  • communicate high, yet reasonable, expectations for their student’s achievement
  • work with teachers to develop a partnership to support their students academic progress toward proficiency on grade level standards
  • foster a caring, safe, respectful and responsible community


  • Policies

    At Mary E. Silveira school we take the responsibility of educating your children seriously and have crafted the following sets of policies to ensure that your childrens' educational experience is as rich and rewarding as possible.

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  • About Mary E. Silveira School

    About Mary E. Silveira School

    It is the mission of Mary E. Silveira School to help each and every child realize his or her full potential with opportunities that guide academic, social, emotional, and physical development. Our commitment is to create an environment that engages students in academic work that helps them become responsible and productive citizens who are life-long learners. We recognize and celebrate the diversity, strengths and inquisitive spirit of every child. We are prepared to work collaboratively with colleagues, students and parents to achieve this shared educational purpose; instilling in children the belief that they can change the world….. and have fun doing it.


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Contact Us

Mary E. Silveira Elementary School
Dixie School District

375 Blackstone Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 492-3741

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