San Domenico School

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San Domenico School Photo #1 - Located on 515 acres in San Anselmo, California, our campus features state-of-the art academic facilities, a music conservatory, swimming pool, gymnasium, one-acre organic garden, 2,358 solar panels, and six tennis courts. We are located 20 minutes north of San Francisco.
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San Domenico School Photo #1 - Located on 515 acres in San Anselmo, California, our campus features state-of-the art academic facilities, a music conservatory, swimming pool, gymnasium, one-acre organic garden, 2,358 solar panels, and six tennis courts. We are located 20 minutes north of San Francisco.
San Domenico School Photo #2 - "The teachers are dedicated to their trade and to their students, very responsive, hardworking, and inspirational in getting the kids to think in different ways." San Domenico Parent
San Domenico School Photo #3 - Students explore art history, principles, theories, and techniques including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and design. The courses focus on the development of personal expression, intuitive process, and content in art. At the end of each year students present their works in the student visual and performing arts show Arts in Action.
San Domenico School Photo #4 - Music has been a part of San Domenico School since 1850. Music develops many of the skills needed to succeed in the 21st century, regardless of a student's ultimate career choice. Students learn to set high personal standards, problem-solve both individually and in a team, think creatively, and appreciate the relationship between commitment and achievement.
San Domenico School Photo #5 - At San Domenico, residential life means calling 515 beautiful acres home, surrounded by friends from all over the world, and looked after by specially trained Residential Faculty. Our Upper School Boarding program provides a nurturing environment and safety guidelines that ensure our students are carefully supervised while also feeling a strong sense of community and comfort.
San Domenico School Photo #6 - As members of the Bay Area Conference, we play teams from around the Bay Area and compete in a range of sports arranged seasonally, such as Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, and Water Polo.
San Domenico School Photo #7 - Our small classes often resemble a college seminar: students and teacher grappling with ideas, sparking new insights, caught up in the give and take of reasoned arguments.
San Domenico School Photo #8 - From college bound scholar-athletes to those who want to try a sportfor the first time, San Domenico's athletic mission is to provide every student the opportunity to grow. At SD, we see the playing field as an extension of the classroom, where character, team work, and integrity are keys to success today - and the rest of your life.
Founded in 1850 as California`s first independent school, San Domenico enrolls boys and girls in grades K through 12 from around the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world, providing a character-driven college preparatory education on our 515-acre campus.
We offer day school, regional, and international boarding school options for our Upper School students at our campus in San Anselmo, California.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 554 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 11 / rolling

Top Rankings

San Domenico School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Year Founded
1850

Student Body

Total Students
554 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
San Domenico School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
76%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
15 courses
List of Courses Offered
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
1316
Average ACT score
29
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Uniform in primary/middle, dress code in high school)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 11 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Varies according to school level
% on Financial Aid
34%
Admissions Director
Jennifer Nash
Admissions Associate
Amy Strousse

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
41 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Anime, Archery, Ballet, Black Student Association, Body Positive, Book Club, Calligraphy, Campus Ministry, Children in Need Club, College Process, Crafting, Dialects, Disney Club, Documentary Film Making, Exploring Trails, Film Noir, Forensic Science, Gardening Green Team, H.O.P.E., Math Tutoring Club, Model United Nations, Mountain Biking, Multicultural Club, National Honor Society, Peer Counseling, Photography Club, Poetica, Quilting, Robotics, San Domenico Singers, Satire, Social Justice Club, Song Writing, Student Council, Tea Club, Tennis, Verities, Volunteer Club, Wog (Walk/Jog), Yearbook, Yoga

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. We believe an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students - it develops great people.
Profile last updated: 03/02/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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!
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5  
I graduated from San Domenico several years ago and was extremely well prepared not only academically, but also as a person. I will always treasure the relationships I had with the teachers at San Domenico. They are not only dedicated to their craft, but they really care about each student and always encouraged us to get outside our comfort zone and try new things! High points for me were the basketball program, the music program and the visual arts. Awesome school!!!
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5  
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.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 554 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 11 / rolling

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