San Domenico School
School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE
Founded in 1850 as California’s first independent school, San Domenico School is located on 515 acres just outside of San Francisco. Students can choose from unique electives such as flute choir, mystery and crime, and hip hop dance. The school features 15 different competitive sports, 15 AP courses, and an iPad for every student.
The solar-powered campus features an athletic center, performing arts center, swimming pool, tennis courts, an equestrian center, and an acre-large organic garden. The San Domenico Music Conservatory boasts more than 30 professional music faculty.
SPORTS AND ARTS
San Domenico School offers 15 different competitive sports and over 75% of students participate in extracurricular athletics.
San Domenico is a recognized name in music, digital arts, performing arts, and visual arts. Students can take advanced classes such as broadcasting or participate in the specialized Virtuoso Program, an advanced classical string study track.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
San Domenico School has received the Green Ribbon School award by the US Department of Education for their sustainability efforts. 3 student filmmakers came in first place in the Lark Theater Student Showcase, and the school’s Orchestra Da Camera is a three-time Festival Grand Champion and first place String Ochestra at the ASTA National Orchestra Festival.
DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE
Boarding students eat meals prepared with fresh ingredients from the on-campus organic farm. Students participate in weekend outings and gather in dorm lounges with couches, working fireplaces, and more.
Visit School Site: San Domenico School
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Alyssa Carnahan: E.L. Wiegand Foundation Award, for scholarly and creative achievement,
2014 and 2015; Jennifer Grimes: 2015 Nominee Tony Awards; Kathy Laughlin: A Better Chance Hero Award; Melissa Nestel: Fulbright Scholar, Leopold Franzens Universitat, Innsbruck Austria:
Literature, WWII poetry and exiled authors
- 9, 10, 11 Grades at School
- 515 acres Campus Size
- 35% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Accepting Students in GradesNo
ELTiS RequiredNot Accepted
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Does not take Chinese for Grade 10 and 11. SSAT required. Recommendation letters should be on school's forms. Vericant interview is required for Chinese students. Supplemental forms required. Likes TOEFL 80+. All decisions will be announced after March 1st.
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