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 (2022)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 330 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $49,600
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1 / Jan. 10

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
330 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Sonoma Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
9 courses
List of Courses Offered
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 score
1300
Average ACT score
28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 1 / Jan. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition fees includes daily lunch program.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
$26,000
Admissions Director
Sandy Stack
Admissions Associate
Lucas Martin

Sports

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.
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 330 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $49,600
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1 / Jan. 10

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