About Us

The governing team: John Markatos, Superintendent/Principal; Board of Trustees: Jenny Smallwood, President; Everado Robledo, Clerk; Heidi Horvitz.

Fort Ross School began in a two room building in back of the George Call family home at today’s Fort Ross State Historic Park. For a time the Call family employed a governess but the family grew and neighbor children were ready to enter school. Mr. George Call deeded an acre of land to the state as a spot to build on, a neighbor provided the lumber, and the school was built. The building stood on the bluff, across from what now is the picnic area.

Today’s Fort Ross School has 2 classrooms with 20 students. The  K-4, taught by Mrs. Gunheim, and the 4-8, taught by Ms Bee.