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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
The Branson School is a top rated, private school located in Ross, CA. It has 321 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. Tuition is $42,285 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
39 Fernhill Avenue
Ross, CA 94957
Telephone
(415) 454-3612

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$42,285
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1410
76 responses
Average ACT
32
39 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • EVERYONE going to graduation every year
    25%
  • Freshman Shirts (seniors design them)
    25%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • FAB (Fine Arts Day)
    11%
  • "G Block! Woo!" Weekend Shout on Fridays
    11%
  • Gospel night
    11%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
321
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$199,107
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,266
National
$949
Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$184,700
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The Branson School Reviews

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California has a number of top-rated schools that offer outstanding academics and highly motivated students. Many of those schools also offer a pressure cooker culture, and packs of anxious kids. What differentiates Branson from the rest is that has somehow manages to twin a challenging academic experience with a warm, relatively relaxed environment. This is also a place where kids get a "B" without having a nervous breakdown. This is no small achievement, especially these days!

What we're also thrilled with Branson's new administration, who in just a couple of years has managed to dramatically improve the student body with regards to all forms of diversity. The classes coming in are more diverse--37% of the 2018-2019 freshman class self-identify as students of color--and, at least as important, are generally pretty nice. The school is only getting better.

Yes, it's in Marin, which is kind of a pain for us. But it's been worth it. Check it out.
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Branson is a great school with awesome teachers. However, it is seriously lacking in diversity. There is only one African-American student in my entire grade. Fortunately, the admissions team has been working really hard to try to accept more students of color recently. Branson has a fantastic faculty. All of my branson teachers have been great and I've loved my time at the school.
Same thing said as in many previous reviews in terms of the academics. Truly demanding - no lie, my daughter was at the top of the best private middle school in Marin, and she has a boatload every week night.

That being said, this place truly is magical. Where to start? The campus is beautiful, facilities - both academic and athletic are top notch. The peer group is the highest caliber in the country. I mean that. The school draws the top students from both Marin and San Francisco.

Diversity is surprisingly prevalent here, and there is definitely a huge push by the school. The community is great - there are many opportunities to meet others via events and socials.

For such a small school, athletics are impressive (and competitive). Most students here are active in some sport, many also play at the club level. School spirit is very strong and refreshing for a school this size.

Honestly, no real negatives. The commute in/out of Ross can sometimes be a pain?