Dedicated to being California’s leading independent school, serving Kindergarten through twelfth grade students of all faiths. San Domenico is committed to excellence in education, preparing the next generation of global leaders.
Recent Student Achievements
2016 - First Place Clyde Childress Award
2008-2016 - Top 3 for Marin County Mathletes Each Year
2012, 2015 - Top 3 in the Phillips Writing Awards
2015 - Student Poems Selected for Inclusion in Eloquence, the American Library of Poetry Annual Book
2015 - "Best in Class" in the Junior Creative Writing 5-8 Years Old Category at the Marin County Fair
Whole Child Learning at San Domenico
Professionally trained and personally dedicated, our faculty members were drawn to our Marin County San Anselmo campus for the same reasons as our families—intimate classroom settings where individual interaction is the norm, not the exception. Our faculty guides students to new discoveries, and helps them grow to their unique potentials.
Intent listening, lively discussions, and leadership opportunities are integral parts of San Domenico School classrooms. Students pursue discoveries, test ideas, learn from each other, and have fun. Encouraged by our teachers, and safely enclosed by our valley, students feel comfortable learning, and develop as confident individuals.
Whether through a trip to the garden to learn about the nitrogen cycle or writing short stories in the courtyard to share with classmates the next day, students learn more about the subjects and themselves—and makes friends that stay with them into upper school years and beyond.
Rather than isolating subjects from one another, we teach students how ideas are interrelated. This approach to learning focuses on purposeful thinking and writing, rather than rote memorization or test-taking strategies—better preparing students for upper school and college.
In addition to our thoughtful academic program, San Domenico School stretches students' talents and strengthens their bodies though lively instruction in athletics, music, and the arts. Students use the Music Conservatory, sports fields, gymnasium, and swimming pool, which serve as outlets for our students to exert themselves in team-building competition.
Anchored by our one-acre Garden of Hope, environmental sustainability has been a San Domenico tradition for decades. Beyond teaching students how to be responsible stewards of the Earth, our sustainable practices translate to the classroom—where we teach the value of lifelong learning, in-depth exploration, and careful consideration of every subject.
San Domenico Middle School Graduates
San Domenico middle school graduates continue their education at fine schools throughout California and the San Francisco Bay Area; those who cannot attend our exceptional upper school attend schools such as Branson, Marin Academy, Marin Catholic, St. Ignatius, and the Bay School to name a few.
San Domenico Upper School Graduates
Our upper school graduates have gone on to colleges and universities such as CA Polytechnic, University of California, Carnegie Mellon University, Chapman University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke, Johns Hopkins University, New England Conservatory, Pepperdine University, Princeton, and Yale. Read more about upper school advising at San Domenico.
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