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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 334 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $54,140
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1 / Jan. 10
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Sonoma Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
334 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Sonoma Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
9 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Chemistry, Advanced Studies in Art History, AP Physics 1, Art History (Advanced Studies), Comparative Religions (Advanced Studies), Constitutional Law (Advanced Studies), Multivariable Calculus
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 1 / Jan. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition fees includes daily lunch program, textbooks and materials, intersession, dances and social activities, yearbook, cap and gown, and more!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
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Kim Eber
Admissions Associate
Luc Martin



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
23 extracurriculars
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, Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

  • 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sonoma Academy cost?
Sonoma Academy's tuition is approximately $54,140 for private students.
What schools are Sonoma Academy often compared to?
Sonoma Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Cardinal Newman High School by visitors of our site.
What sports does Sonoma Academy offer?
Sonoma Academy offers 8 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Sonoma Academy's ranking?
Sonoma Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Sonoma Academy?
The application deadline for Sonoma Academy is Nov. 1 / Jan. 10.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 334 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $54,140
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1 / Jan. 10
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Santa Rosa, CA is $11,715 for elementary schools and $18,185 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Rosa, CA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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