Belmont is an affluent city on the San Francisco Peninsula. Home to Ralston Hall, an historic landmark built by Bank of California founder, William Chapman Ralston that can be found on the campus of Notre Dame de Namur University and one of two surviving structures from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition – the other is the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
Education is provided by public and private facilities. Students in Belmont receive education through two school districts – Belmont Redwood Shores for kindergarten through middle school and Sequoia Union High School district for High School. Belmont is home to Carlmont High School and Ralston Middle School – both are Distinguished California Schools.