The 4th School

The San Mateo-Foster City school district has come up with a new idea about the addition of another elementary school for kids in this town. It’s going to be discussed tonight in closed session at a board meeting, but the idea is that a 4th school could be added at the end of Mariners Island Blvd (technically in San Mateo) and end the drama and arguement about what part of FC (park, 15 acre site…etc) gets the school.

The area is an almost 3 acre lot that’s essentially across the street from Gilead Sciences and 3rd Avenue. A developer had the idea for a condo project at that location but never followed through with their plans…thus the opportunity for this l0cation.

Seems like an interesting compromise, but certainly it’s one that would eliminate most of the Foster City kids being able to walk to the school. Anyway, here’s a link to the San Mateo Daily Journal story:

Vacant Lot Eyed For New School Site


  1. Wonder why another elementary school, when FC residents are infact looking for a High School. Am I missing something?

  2. Even I think, we should have high school in foster city.

  3. Jim Minkey says:

    I think pretty much everyone would agree with the need for a High School in Foster City…except the school district.

  4. SteveTinFC says:

    When I ask my boys this question about a high school, they say “Are you kidding? We want to get out of Foster City and meet some other people.” They love their friends that live here in FC, but they tell me they’d prefer some diversity. So I wouldn’t say “everyone” agrees with the need for a high school here. Just sayin’…

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