- Private, Boarding
- SAN ANSELMO, CA
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- Academicsgrade A+
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Teachersgrade A
- College Prepgrade A+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade A+
- Sportsgrade B
Founded in 1850, San Domenico is California's oldest independent school. Set on a 515 acre campus just north of San Francisco, at SD you will find an innovative program for students K-12, with day and boarding options in the high school. Anchored by our core values of study, reflection, community, and service, San Domenico offers an exceptional college preparatory education where values and academics join together, creating more than just great students. We are redefining the metrics of achievement, graduating inspired young leaders equipped to create a better world.
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San Domenico is the only upper school in the nation that offers an integrated and intensive music program, combined with college preparatory academics, that prepares students for careers in music. The Virtuoso Program has been thoughtfully designed to address the diverse and specialized needs of young artists who want to devote significant time to their music, without abandoning other interests.
Culture & Safety
- Student - teacher relationships16%
- SD Spartan and Athenian Spirit Teams14%
- Athletics coaches13%
- Diverse and inclusive approach to spirituality13%
- High School and Middle School Musicals13%
- Open Garden Day10%
- Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive4%
Clubs & Activities
San Domenico School Reviews
Faculty have consistently kind and respectful communication, an expectation of inclusivity, and positivity. Our 3rd grader who can be shy loves school and riding the bus. Our high schooler is developing relationships and felt comfortable enough to join a sports team.
Academics are excellent. Our 3rd grader's learning differences are supported by teachers, a counselor, and tutoring onsite. Our high schooler was given the tools to step up to the challenging curriculum and he's independently managing his work.
Care and consideration goes into every detail. Students benefit from the school's maturity and quest for improvement and innovation.
We are delighted with SD!
The teachers and staff are very communicative, so you always have an in-depth knowledge of what is going on in the classroom and around campus.
In addition to a robust math, English, history, language curriculum, my children especially love the garden and science class where they really have an opportunity to see and do new and unique experiences.
The community is lovely! I have met so many wonderful parents who really care not only about their children’s education but also the making of their whole person and the child’s daily experience.
My kids love the soup snack and cafeteria and it makes life so much easier for me.
My 8th grader started in 6th and we are so grateful to the school for helping him become a very happy, secure, confident boy who is very ready for high school.