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Education on Purpose

At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Every day we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students—it develops great people.

Enduring values, proven traditions

As California's oldest independent school we provide innovative and progressive education anchored by our 165-year old history and the Dominican spirit of inquiry. We evolve to meet the changing needs of the times, providing students with a living, breathing example of creativity, flexibility, and innovation, balanced with the strength of tradition.

Our community is comprised of families of many faiths including Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, etc., as well as families who do not follow any particular faith but appreciate the value of discovering a sense of the sacred in its many manifestations.

As a K-12 day school with an international boarding program option for Upper School students, one of the unique aspects of an SD education is our diverse student body. With a far-reaching private bus system, we enroll boys and girls in grades K through 12 from regions throughout Marin, San Francisco, Napa, the South Bay, and around the world. Our 515-acre campus, nestled in the hills of San Anselmo, California is a welcome "home away from home" for our students, faculty, parents, and alums.

Academic excellence requires not just knowledge, but also meaning

At San Domenico, we guide each other in building more purpose-driven lives. Living with purpose starts with identifying your own beliefs and your own values. It requires mastering new skills and working diligently to accomplish personal goals—goals that often serve a greater good. It continues by inviting others to complement and magnify your strengths.

Learn more about how our shared values light a fire in our hearts and minds, propelling each of us forward:

San Domenico School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age, gender or disability in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

We invite you to read our Inclusivity and Non-Discrimination Statement here.



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