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Physical Setting of the College:

AACM is located in San Rafael, California, one-half hour north of San Francisco. San Rafael is a picturesque, friendly town in the foothills of Mount Tamalpais. It is within a half hour driving distance from redwood forests, unspoiled beaches and well preserved nature trails. The College has spacious classrooms and concert hall, administrative offices, a music store, and practice rooms.

Map of 215 W End Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901-2645


Residential facilities are not available at the College at this time, but housing is available in the area. Please contact the College office for information to help find comfortable lodging near the College.

Directions to AACM:

By car:
From highway 101, take the "Central San Rafael" exit and head West on 3rd street.
Proceed approximately 3/4 mile until you see a Shell gas station on your right.
Get into the left turn lane. West End Ave. will be on your left and runs parallel to the street in front of you. The College is at 215 West End Ave., the third house on your left and will have a large blue sign and a stained glass window out front.


By bus from San Francisco:
Take Golden Gate Transit bus #50 or #80 to San Rafael Transit Center (2nd St. and Heatherton).
Transfer to bus #22 Sauslito Ferry or #23 Manor/Fairfax, all of which stop at Greenfield Ave., one block West of the College.


By bus from the East Bay:
Take Golden Gate Transit bus #40 from Richmond or El Cerrito North BART station to San Rafael Transit Center (2nd St. and Heatherton).
Transfer to bus #22 Sauslito Ferry or #23 Manor/Fairfax, all of which stop at Greenfield Ave., one block West of the College.

For further information on bus schedules, click here.


AACM Store:

The AACM Store has recently moved to Berkeley. The new address is:

2111 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA. 94704