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Bair Island

Bair Island, located within Redwood City, encompasses three islands separated by tidal slough channels totaling approximately 3,200 acres.  Bair Island was historically tidal marsh and tidal mudflats.  It was diked in the late 1800s and early 1900s for farming and cattle grazing.  Leslie Salt Company converted the majority of the island to salt evaporation ponds. Today, it is the home to the 3000 acre Don Edwards Wildlife Preserve, One Marina Townhouses, Marina Pointe Townhouses, Blu harbor Apartments, the Villas at Bair Island Apartments and Courtyard by Marriott Hotel and various other businesses.


Redwood City School District


Our Mission:
Educating every child for success.

Our Beliefs:
Children learn and succeed …
… in a safe environment with challenging and enriching instruction.
… when all students and staff are held to high expectations.
… when each of us supports their intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.
… when they have caring adults in their lives.
… in a community that respects diverse backgrounds and treats everyone equitably.
… when their ideas and involvement are encouraged and respected.
… when families actively support their learning.
… when we work in partnership with families and community.
… when all employees are highly qualified, valued and respected.
… when each of us acts on the conviction that every child can and will learn.

Redwood City School of Choice

The Redwood City School District offers a variety of program options for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 8th grade students at its 16 schools.  All Redwood City School District (RCSD) schools provide students with a rigorous academic program, but each school has its own unique emphasis, classroom approach and personality.  


All students are assigned to a neighborhood school based on their home address and automatically get first priority to attend their neighborhood school.  All students may also apply to attend any school in the district in lieu of their neighborhood schools by filling out a Schools of Choice Transfer Application after they fill out the initial student registration forms.  Students who apply through the Schools of Choice Transfer process are placed or waitlisted according to a random, computerized lottery based on the spaces available at each grade level in January of the preceding school year.  

Redwood City Private Schools

  • There are 17 private schools in Redwood City, CA, serving 2,311 students.

  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body, and the student:teacher ratio is 11:1.

North Star Academy

At North Star Academy we provide an educational environment that is designed to meet the unique needs of high achieving  and gifted students and to enable them to develop to their fullest potential.  The pace of instruction, the depth of the grade level curriculum, the types of assignments, and the range of experience, provide a learning atmosphere that promotes excellence.  We believe that students who are academically talented deserve a place built for their specific academic, emotional and social qualities.

Our vision statement is as follows:  We are the North Star Academy Gryphons, landing place of mighty scholars.  We were drawn here by our shared academic talent and our desire to be of value to others.  Every day we persevere to build a sense of wonder in our community so that we all may soar into a future worthy of our efforts. 

Sequoia High School

Sequoia High School will provide a stimulating and caring community that encourages respect for diversity and promotes academic and vocational excellence through creative and critical thinking as well as appreciation of the arts. A Sequoia education develops responsibility, communication skills, self-esteem and self-direction, and promotes educational success and lifelong learning for all students. Reviews

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Courtyard Bair Island

Welcome to the new Courtyard by Marriott® Redwood City!

The brand new Courtyard Redwood City hotel by Marriott is centrally located off the Bayshore Freeway between South San Francisco and Palo Alto. We offer a 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, a heated outdoor pool, and complimentary WiFi. Our Redwood City hotel offers easy access to Downtown and Courthouse Square, the San Carlos Airport, the Seaport Conference Center, the Port of Redwood City, and the corporate offices for companies such as Facebook, Oracle, Evernote, and DreamWorks. Guests can stretch out and relax in one of our 177 rooms or suites, all of which feature plush Marriott bedding, signature LoungeAround sofas, HD flat screen TV, dedicated work space, and a mini-fridge. Our onsite restaurant, The Bistro, offers an excellent selection of meals from the breakfast and dinner menus as well as a specialty beverages cocktails or Starbucks. Book the Courtyard Redwood City hotel today to enjoy our best available rates.

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Downtown Redwood City

Visit Downtown Redwood City, CA for ethnic holes-in-the-wall, gastropubs, fine dining, artisanal coffee, & more.

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