San Domenico School

1500 Butterfield Road,
San Anselmo, CA, 94960-0949
Tel: (415)258-1900
Grades: PK - 12 | 624 students
With approximately 624 students in grades Pre-K through grade 12, San Domenico offers a co-educational day school program through grade 8 and a co-educational day and boarding school for grades 9 through 12.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Other
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Learning Programs Supported Mild learning differences
Year Founded 1850

Student Body

Total Students 624 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 41%
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
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(uniform in primary/middle, dress code in high school)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 17 / rolling
Tuition Notes Varies according to school level
% on Financial Aid 35%
Admissions Director Jennifer Nash Durante
Admissions Associate Dianne Dornbush

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports BadmintonBasketballCross CountryDanceEquestrian
SoccerSwimmingTennisTrack and FieldVolleyball
BadmintonBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes:

  • With approximately 624 students in grades Pre-K through grade 12, San Domenico offers a co-educational day school program through grade 8 and a co-educational day and boarding school for grades 9 through 12. Founded in 1850, San Domenico is the first independent school in California. Situated on 515 acres in Marin County, San Domenico is dedicated to providing values-based, Dominican education for students of all faiths and cultural backgrounds worldwide. San Domenico School is the recipient of the National Association of Independent Schools' 2007 "Leading Edge" award for sustainability. In 2008 the school's Garden of Hope was registered as a Bay-Friendly School Garden by StopWaste.Org, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority which promotes waste reduction.

  • Profile last updated: 01/22/2014

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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 Good Shepherd Lutheran School (4.8 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended February 14, 2013 - 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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