Type of School: A co-educational, independent, college-preparatory day school with 320 boys and girls in grades 9 to 12.
Faculty & Class Size: 50 faculty members; one-half hold advanced degrees. Student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1; average class size is 13.
Campus & Facilities: Founded in 1920 and located in the small, residential town of Ross in Marin County, 11 miles north of San Francisco. Branson's 17-acre campus includes 12 campus buildings housing:
Tallant Science Center with 5 laboratories
Jewett Family Theater
New House Art Gallery
Brenda Brown Library with a 12,000-volume collection
Athletic Center with a fitness room and two gymnasiums
Music, art and dance studios
Rand Learning Center
Technology: Branson has a campus-wide, fully integrated fiber optic and wireless network linking all campus classrooms, administrative, arts, and athletic buildings to each other and the Internet. The school provides two computing centers for student use in the Writing Center and Library.
Athletics: In addition to the facilities on Branson's campus, student athletes have access to newly renovated athletic fields and the gym at nearby College of Marin.
Accreditation & Membership: The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and holds memberships with the National Association of Independent Schools, the California Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of College Admission Counselors, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the People of Color in Independent Schools, the Educational Records Bureau, the Secondary School Admission Test Board, A Better Chance, Making Waves, and the College Board.For more detailed information, please download the School Profile (above right).
39 Fernhill Ave.