Sonoma Academy

We are grounded in a rigorous college preparatory framework, but we go much further.
We are multidisciplinary and cutting-edge, giving students the ability to ask the hard questions, and the tools to answer them.
We are technologically sophisticated, but we recognize the limitations of technology, so we teach critical thinking above all else-because this is the foundation of true learning.
We are deeply humanistic, treating every student with profound respect and care.
And we are a joyful, inclusive, vibrant community-where students actually love to come to school every day.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded2001

Student Body

Total Students330 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Sonoma Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses9 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink 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 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 score1300
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 1 / Jan. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost$46,230
Tuition NotesTuition includes daily meal plan.We have a financial aid program that is designed to help families with the cost of tuition and is based on demonstrated financial need. We award nearly $3.5 million in financial aid each year. Awards may range from 5-95% of tuition.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant$25,800
Admissions DirectorSandy Stack
Admissions AssociateLucas Martin

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryLacrosse,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Judicial Honor Council

Club or Organization:
Admission All-Stars, Book Club, Chess Club, Debate Team, Diversity CLub, Earthology Club, FRC Robotics Team, Garden Club, Girls Learn International Chapter, Marketing & Communications Internship, QSA-Queer Straight Alliance, Schools for Kabul, Speech Team, Student Leadership Council, The Paw Print, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
A Cappella Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Strings Ensemble, Theater Production

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fitness, Pilates/Hatha Yoga, Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

  • Electives include Multivariable Calculus, nine AP courses, and advanced studies in Historiography & Research, Philosophy & Literature, Constitutional Law, Environmental Science, Comparative Religions, and Art History.
  • The school has a suite of studios in a newly constructed building. Studios include: Robotics/Electronics/Engineering, Metal & Wood Fabrication, Digital Media, and Broadcast & Sound. There is also a teaching kitchen that enables students to take courses or do projects related to food science, nutrition, and cooking & baking.
  • Daily lunch provided in the Commons dining area. 
  • One free international travel trip for each student during their tenure at the school Past trips have included Bali, France, Thailand, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Honduras, the Czech Republic, Japan, Russia, Spain, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Belgium, Mexico, and Holland.
  • Sports include soccer, basketball, lacrosse, cross-country, track & field, tennis (singles & doubles), volleyball, and baseball.
  • Students have the option to pursue a concentration (like a college minor) in either STEM, environmental stewardship, 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.
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  • Santa Rosa
    Grades: PK-12 | 97 students
    2.4 miles
    4585 Badger Rd.
    Santa Rosa, CA 95409
    (707) 539-1486
    2.4 PK-12
    97
  • Danville
    Grades: 6-12 | 543 students
    58.4 miles
    2100 Mt Diablo Scenic Blvd
    Danville, CA 94506
    (925) 837-5375
    58.4 6-12
    543
  • Santa Rosa
    New Horizon School & Learning Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12 | 19 students
    1.3 miles
    827 3rd St
    Santa Rosa, CA 95404
    (707) 579-3723
    1.3 6-12
    19
  • Santa Rosa
    Rincon School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 10-12 | 5 students
    1.5 miles
    429 Speers Rd
    Santa Rosa, CA 95409
    (707) 539-2792
    1.5 10-12
    5
  • Anaheim
    Grades: 9-12 | 583 students
    413 miles
    2200 W Sequoia Avenue
    Anaheim, CA 92801
    (714) 710-8493
    413 9-12
    583

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