- 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 30 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 Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||284 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 43%
|Students 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||1350|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Dec. 1 / Jan. 11|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$42,500|
|Tuition Notes||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 million in flex tuition each year. Awards may range from 5-95% of tuition.|
|% 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, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,|
Cross Country, Equestrian,
Tennis, Track 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,|
Girls Learn International Chapter,
Judicial Honor Council,
QSA-Queer Straight Alliance,
Schools for Kabul,
Student Leadership Council,
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.