About Summit Tamalpais

Summit Tamalpais is a unique public school located in San Pablo, CA. We provide a college-ready, personalized learning experience in a dynamic, diverse student community. We are tuition-free and open to all students. We opened our doors in the fall of 2016 and are currently serving students from grade 7 to grade 12. We graduated our founding class in June 2022.

Admission Lottery

Application for 2024 – 2025

School applications open October 3, 2023 for the 2024-25 school year. Be sure to apply by the February 16, 2024 deadline!

Applications received by this deadline will be included in our public lottery, held on February 29. On Friday, March 1, 2024 you will see your charter school lottery results (OFFER or WAITLIST) in your online student dashboard and at that time you can ACCEPT or DECLINE an offer.

The deadline to ACCEPT/DECLINE a charter school offer is March 29, 2024. If you do not accept by this date, your charter school lottery offer(s) will expire. Once you accept an offer, offers from other schools will be automatically declined. You can remain on waitlists but may only accept an offer at one school.

(Equal Access Statement)

Now Accepting Applications for 2024-25!

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The Summit Difference

College Acceptance

Our promise is that Summit students will be prepared for success in a 4 year college. But beyond this, Summit students grow as happy, kind, independent and curious young adults prepared with the habits and skills they need for success in life.

Summit students spend their days solving real-world problems and building the skills of self-direction, collaboration and reflection – critical for college and life success. Our curriculum is based in proven learning science and supports development of the whole child.

We founded our inaugural school, Summit Preparatory High School, in 2003. Today, we are proud to operate some of the best public schools in the country serving diverse communities throughout California and Washington states.


School Leadership

Contact Us

  • School Address:
  • 3020 Hilltop Mall Road
  • Richmond, CA 94806

Regular Office Hours:
Monday – Friday:
8:00 am – 3:30 pm

2024 Summer Office Hours:
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
(Closed July 1 – 5th)