Dear Students and Families,
Welcome to John Muir School! We view the education of children as a partnership among the school, the children, and the parents. We encourage family participation and involvement in all learning experiences and in our school activities. Our school has a long history of educational excellence and community. The faculty and staff are dedicated to providing challenging instruction and high achievement standards for all students. We strive to provide an inviting educational environment in which all our children become contributing members of society and inspired lifelong learners, who think for themselves.
Come and see what is happening! Join the PTA, drive on field trips, volunteer in the classroom. You have a standing invitation to Round Up, our weekly assembly, every Friday, 8:20 – 8:30 in the cafeteria. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns. I truly love John Muir School and know that by working together, we will make great things happen.

Frances M. Dunleavy, Ed.D.


The John Muir School community believes that our children are our most precious resources for the future. We believe that education is a partnership between children, their families, and our school. Our teachers believe that all children can learn and succeed in a safe environment. High expectations lead our students to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, skillful communicators, and responsible, respectful, and curious citizens.


Creepy Clown

Dear SBPSD families,
You may have heard about the “Creepy Clown” issue going viral across the United States. In talking with the San Bruno Police Department, I want to let you know that San Bruno has not received any emails or communications regarding the creepy clowns to date. However, because students are seeing messages and information regarding this, our police department will make sure they are visible throughout our school neighborhoods. We have no reason to believe there will be a problem, but we will communicate closely with the San Bruno Police Department to keep a close eye on our schools and children.
Thank you so much. Student safety is our priority. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at 650 624-3110.

Cheryl Olson

Familias SBPSD Queridos,

Usted puede haber oído sobre el tema Payaso Gangster o “Creepy Clown” ir viral a través de Estados Unidos. Al hablar con el Departamento de Policía de San Bruno, quiero hacerle saber que San Bruno no ha recibido ningún correo electrónico o las comunicaciones relativas a los payasos espeluznantes hasta la fecha. Sin embargo, porque los estudiantes están viendo mensajes e información con respecto a este, nuestro departamento de policía se asegurará de que sean visibles a través de nuestros barrios escolares. No tenemos ninguna razón para creer que habrá un problema, pero vamos a comunicar estrechamente con el Departamento de Policía de San Bruno para mantener una estrecha vigilancia sobre nuestras escuelas y niños.

Muchas gracias. La seguridad del estudiante es nuestra prioridad. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor no dude en comunicarse conmigo al 650 624-3110.


Cheryl Olson



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FISH! Philosophy Practices

We invite you to experience the FISH! Philosophy at John Muir School. These four practices give us a common structure and vocabulary and help us relate to each other in respectful and caring ways.

  1. Be There means to pay attention, listen, and be respectful.
  2. Choose Your Attitude means to realize that we all have choices in how we react to situations.
  3. Make Their Day refers to acknowledgement, which can range from a simple thank you to a formal award.
  4. Play refers to excitement and enjoyment through learning; not running wild, but having fun, trying new things, and playing in defined ways.


The John Muir Community fosters a thoughtful, caring environment in which each child engages in social, emotional, and intellectual learning experiences. These opportunities help our students master challenging academic standards. John Muir School empowers all students to become inspired, lifelong learners with high expectations who think for themselves, and are responsible, contributing members of society.

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