Sonoma Academy

Tel: (707)545-1770
Grades: 9 - 12 | 266 students
Sonoma Academy is a dynamic co-ed college preparatory high school located on a 34-acre campus in southeast Santa Rosa.  SA offers a 21st century education to motivated learners from four counties (Sonoma, Marin, Napa,and Mendocino) and from more than 80 public, private, and parochial middle schools.
 Students of color represent 19 percent of the student body and over 50 percent of the school’s families receive some amount of financial aid.
Graduates attend top colleges and universities nationwide.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 266 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 19%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Sonoma Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 82%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus AB/BC,  AP Chemistry,  AP English Literature and Composition,  AP Spanish Language, Advanced Studies in Art History, AP English Language and Composition, AP Physics B, AP Statistics, Art History (Advanced Studies), Comparative Religions (Advanced Studies), Environmental Science (Advanced Studies), Historiography and Research Seminar (Advanced Studies), Intro. to American Constitutional Law (Advanced Studies), Multivariable Calculus, Philosophy in Literature (Advanced Studies)  
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 13 / Jan. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost $34,140
Tuition Notes SA offers a flex tuition program, whereby families pay differing tuition costs based on their individual circumstances.
% on Financial Aid 50%
Average Financial Aid Grant $19,000
Admissions Director Sandy Stack
Admissions Associate Lucas Martin

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryEquestrian,
LacrosseSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. "The Print" Student Newspaper, Admission All-Stars, Book Club, Chess Club, Debate Team, Diversity CLub, Earthology Club, Fitness, Flag Football, Girls Learn International Chapter, Humanities Salon, Jazz Ensemble, Judicial Honor Council, Native American Society, Pilates/Hatha Yoga, QSA-Queer Straight Alliance, SA Songwriters Guild, Salsa Dancing, Student Leadership Council, Theater Production, Ultimate Frisbee Book Club, Chess Club, Debate Team, Diversity CLub, Fitness, Flag Football, Jazz Ensemble, Salsa Dancing, "The Print" Student Newspaper,
Admission All-Stars,
Earthology Club,
Girls Learn International Chapter,
Humanities Salon,
Judicial Honor Council,
Native American Society,
Pilates/Hatha Yoga,
QSA-Queer Straight Alliance,
SA Songwriters Guild,
Student Leadership Council,
Theater Production,
Ultimate Frisbee,

School Notes:

    • Electives include Multivariable Calculus, 8 Advancement Placement courses, and advanced studies in Historiography & Research, Philosophy & Literature, Constitutional Law, Environmental Science, Comparative Religions, and Art History.
    • International travel each year, open to all students-including those receiving financial aid. Past trips have included France, Thailand, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Honduras, the Czech Republic, Japan, Russia, Spain, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Belgium, Mexico, and Holland.
    • Students and faculty have their own laptop computers equipped with specialized software a broadcast studio with full video and sound recording and editing equipment, and 3-D modeling software and printer.
    • SA fields a boys and girls team in soccer, basketball, lacrosse, cross-country and track, a girls volleyball team, a baseball team, and an equestrian team.
    • SA students have the option to pursue a concentration (like a college minor) in either environmental leadership or global citizenship.
    • SA offers an Accelerated Sports Program, designed for highly motivated and talented student-athletes who have aspirations to compete at least at the collegiate level.
    • Extensive college counseling begins junior year.

    Profile last updated: 07/30/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is New Horizon School & Learning Center (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Eugene's Cathedral School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Eugene's Cathedral School (0.1 miles away)
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