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San Domenico School

Carrying on a 172-Year Legacy of Exceptional Education and Sense of Purpose

Tradition of Excellence

Founded in 1850, San Domenico’s mission includes a commitment to recognize what it means to be human in a global community, and respond with integrity to the needs of the times. In a rapidly changing world, SD’s 515-acre campus, world-class facilities, and robust college-prep program provide students with a sense of purpose and the opportunity to ask big questions within a diverse and caring international community. 

Exceptional Education

San Domenico provides a rigorous and responsive academic program balanced by our core values of study, reflection, community, and service. Ranked in the top 4% of college preparatory Independent School programs in America, SD’s innovative program includes a commitment to leading the way in redefining the metrics of achievement and graduating inspired students equipped to create a better world. Key points of distinction include our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), music conservatory, and social justice programming, as well as extensive college prep courses including 31 Advanced Placement and Honors classes.

Purpose-driven Education

San Domenico’s dedicated faculty and staff encourage our students to ask the big questions, explore their own values, and work together to promote a more inclusive, socially just, and sustainable community and world. Classes at SD are student centered, allowing every student to develop their own creativity, critical thinking skills, and a love of learning.

Joyful Learning

At San Domenico, students love to learn, and the breadth of facilities, classes, clubs, and extracurricular activities means there is never a shortage of adventure, challenge, and fun. There are always new friends to be made and new traditions to explore, thanks to our vibrant community of both day and boarding students from all around the San Francisco Bay Area and from 25 countries around the world. 

  • Expansive 515-acre campus and state-of-the-art facilities
  • Located in San Anselmo, just 30 minutes north of San Francisco.

  • Closest coed day and boarding school to San Francisco

  • Music Conservatory with a 300-seat concert hall, 25 professional music faculty, and 30 rehearsal studios

  • One-acre organic garden, kitchen, and outdoor classroom

  • 2,358 solar panels, the largest school installation in the area

  • 3D Lab - 2,000 sq. ft. maker’s facility

  • Athletics facilities include:

    • State-of-the-art athletic center with strength and conditioning facility

    • New 12-lane competition-size swimming pool

    • Six tennis courts

    • Over 20 miles of mountain biking, hiking, and cross country trails

    • 33,000 sq. ft. sustainable turf practice field

  • Digital Media Arts classroom

  • Visual Arts center

  • 118 bus stops throughout San Francisco, the East Bay, and Marin

Benefits of K-12 Program

A comprehensive K-12 education provides students academic and social-emotional continuity and stability that is unparalleled in most school settings. Young people who experience a cohesive curriculum that builds upon itself year-over-year are better able to integrate and retain what they have learned. As students progress through the grades, their increasing sense of belonging empowers them to find their voice, strengthen their commitment to the community, and deepen their level of trust with their teachers, mentors, and peers. Under these ideal conditions, students are motivated to achieve at their highest potential.

21st Century Thinkers and Leaders

With an innovative program anchored by our core values of study, reflection, community, and service, students graduate from San Domenico School prepared to make an impact in a quickly-changing and interconnected world. SD alumni have a deep sense of self, a compassionate respect for others, and the skills, confidence, and drive to make a difference. San Domenico offers both day and boarding options for local, regional, and international students.

Phone: 415.258.1905

San Domenico School
1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960