San Domenico School, San Anselmo, CA, Unied States

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San Domenico is a co-educational K to 12 day and boarding school nestled in the hills of Marin County, CA, on 515 acres of land. SD is an ethnically, culturally, and geographically diverse community. There are approximately 300 students in grades 9-12. Approximately 50% of the student body resides on campus. 40% of our students are international students. Boarding students live on-campus during the school year while flex boarding students spend Monday through Friday on campus and then return home for weekends. The boarding program has a large number of international students, including students from China, Thailand, South Korea, and Mexico. 168-year history as California’s first independent school gives us strength in character that lasts through time. It is with tremendous appreciation and humility that we carry on a tradition of inquiry, respectful discourse, a striving toward peace and social justice, and an inspired sense of purpose and service.

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61,275 USD

About the school

Founded in 1850 as California’s first independent school, enrolling students of all backgrounds and faith traditions

515 acres in San Anselmo, CA, just north of San Francisco
One-acre organic garden, kitchen, and outdoor classroom
2,358 solar panels, the largest school installation in the area
Music Conservatory:
30 Rehearsal studios
300-seat Concert hall
25 professional Music Faculty
3D Lab maker’s facility
Digital Arts Classroom
Visual Arts Center
Closest coed boarding school to San Francisco
Buses throughout San Francisco, the East Bay, and Marin

2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School
Common Sense Signature School (Digital Citizenship Certified)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC)

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Academic life

Academic excellence is at the heart of a San Domenico education and we believe that your education doesn’t stop at the simple pursuit of facts and figures. What you as a student do with your education is as important as your academic performance.

In small classes, with dedicated and knowledgeable faculty guiding your inquiry, you will study subjects in context, preparing you to both master foundational knowledge and challenge yourself to uncover your passions and move beyond your perceived limitations. Our extensive catalog of AP offerings gives you the opportunity to explore subjects in depth and at a college level.

AP COURSES AVAILABLE: Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, Physics B, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Studio Art, US History

10 Most Popular College Choices: UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, New York University, University of Washington, UC Davis, University of Southern California, Boston University, Chapman University, Loyola Marymount University, UC Los Angeles

Sport and culture

53 athletics teams
Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Equestrian, Golf, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball

Athletics facilities:
Gymnasium with Fitness Center
Swimming Pool
Six Tennis Courts
Equestrian Arena
Mountain Biking Trails

Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Dance, Digital Media, The Virtuoso Program

Location Description

Located on 515 acres, San Domenico’s campus is just 20 miles north of San Francisco. 

1500 Butterfield Road San Anselmo, CA 94960 CA 94960

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