San Domenico School

1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960-0949
     Tel: (415)258-1900
Grades: PK - 12 | 626 students
Founded in 1850 as California’s first independent school, San Domenico enrolls boys and girls in grades Pre-K through 12 from around the San Francisco Bay area and around the world.
We offer both day school and boarding school options for our Upper School students at our campus in San Anselmo, California.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild learning differences
Year Founded 1850

Student Body

Total Students 626 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade San Domenico School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 85%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US History  
Average SAT score 1782
Average ACT score 29
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(uniform in primary/middle, dress code in high school)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Varies according to school level
% on Financial Aid 35%
Admissions Director Jennifer Nash Durante
Admissions Associate Dianne Dornbush


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Flag Football, Golf, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBadmintonBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianFlag Football,
GolfMountain Biking,
TennisTrack and Field,

School Notes:

At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Every day we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students—it develops great people.

Profile last updated: 09/15/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Star Academy (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Girotondo Italian Preschool & Kindergarten (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori De Terra Linda (1.4 miles away)
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School Reviews

2 months ago
I have been in many different private schools, but there is nothing like San Domenico. I consider this school very special because it has students and teachers from all around the world, which is great because we get to know many different cultures and even learn other languages. SD is a community that not only has the best teachers and coaches, but also has very nice and smart students that are always willing to help each other. Academics are great, students get in the best colleges in the United States and other countries like China, England, Mexico, Canada among others. But what I enjoy the most in San Domenico is the art and athletic programs that are offer to every student. I like them because they are very organize with flexible schedules and also really fun.
- Posted by Student/Alumni
1 year ago
Working at San Domenico has been one of the best experiences. It''s an outstanding school community and students receive an incredible education. The focus of the whole student is evident from their pre-k program all the way through the high school. Truly the best of the best!
- Posted by Teacher

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