The Annual Julie Davis Butler Awards honor Julie Davis Butler, a 1959 graduate of San Domenico School, who died in a plane crash in central Burma. This year's winners provide hope and inspiration as they carry on Julie's commitment to peace, social justice, and selfless love.
Rooted in Dominican tradition, and reflecting the school's mission to teach students of all faiths, San Domenico encourages students to become moral thinkers as well as academic achievers. Students apply the values they have learned within the school community and through participation in service learning projects.
The goal of a Dominican education is to inspire our students to correct injustice, to spread peace, to respect and protect all people and all beings, to uphold the values of truth and compassion. Students participate in service trip excursions such as gleaning at an organic farm and volunteering at Homeward Bound.
At San Domenico the values of service and social justice are central to our Dominican mission. All students take the social justice course in their junior year as an Ethics, Philosophy, and World Religions requirement which helps students develop a systemic approach to understanding the social and environmental challenges of our day.
San Domenico students rally to support survivors of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
The Advanced Vocal Ensemble performed for seniors at Atria Tamalpais.
Service and Eco Clubs joined forces with Surfrider and Surfworks for some beach clean up.
SD was awarded the 2017 Next Generation Volunteer Award at Homeward Bound
Members of the Upper School Social Justice Club joined together on a recent Saturday morning and volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul in San Rafael.
*As originally published in our Spring 2017 issue of School Ties magazine.
We know our service learning program is working when students want to continue their work at home.
Middle School students brought and served dinner to homeless people through the REST program.
Lower School Service Learning Update