Sonoma Academy

Tel: (707)545-1770
Grades: 9-12 | 284 students
Sonoma Academy is a dynamic co-ed college preparatory high school located on a 34-acre campus in southeast Santa Rosa.
Sonoma Academy 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 25 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. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 284 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Sonoma Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 9 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 Computer Science, Advanced Studies in Art History, AP Chinese Language, AP English Language and Composition, AP Physics 1, AP Statistics, Art History (Advanced Studies), Comparative Religions (Advanced Studies), Constitutional Law (Advanced Studies), Economics (Advanced Studies), Environmental Science (Advanced Studies), Historiography and Research Seminar (Advanced Studies), Multivariable Calculus
Average SAT score 1905
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 1 / Jan. 11
Yearly Tuition Cost $38,700
Tuition Notes We have a flex tuition program that is designed to help families with the cost of tuition and is based on demonstrated financial need.We award nearly $3 million in flex tuition each year. Awards may range from 5-95% of tuition. About 50% of our familie
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $20,000
Admissions Director Sandy Stack
Admissions Associate Lucas Martin


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryEquestrian,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. A Cappella Choir, Admission All-Stars, Book Club, Chess Club, Debate Team, Diversity CLub, Earthology Club, Fitness, Flag Football, Garden Club, Girls Learn International Chapter, Jazz Ensemble, Judicial Honor Council, Pilates/Hatha Yoga, QSA-Queer Straight Alliance, Schools for Kabul, Speech Team, Strings Ensemble, Student Leadership Council, The Paw Print, Theater Production, Ultimate Frisbee, Yearbook Book Club, Chess Club, Debate Team, Diversity CLub, Fitness, Flag Football, Garden Club, Jazz Ensemble, Speech Team, The Paw Print, Yearbook, A Cappella Choir,
Admission All-Stars,
Earthology Club,
Girls Learn International Chapter,
Judicial Honor Council,
Pilates/Hatha Yoga,
QSA-Queer Straight Alliance,
Schools for Kabul,
Strings Ensemble,
Student Leadership Council,
Theater Production,
Ultimate Frisbee,

School Notes

  • Electives include Multivariable Calculus, eight AP 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.

  • Sports include a boys and girls team in soccer, basketball, lacrosse, cross-country, track & field, tennis (singles & doubles), a girls volleyball team, a baseball team, and an equestrian team.
  • Students have the option to pursue a concentration (like a college minor) in either environmental leadership or global citizenship.

  • There is 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: 09/30/2015

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