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EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION
and a SENSE OF PURPOSE

Founded in 1850, San Domenico is California's oldest independent school. Set on a 515-acre campus just north of San Francisco, at SD you will find an innovative program for students K-12, with day and boarding options in the high school. Anchored by our core values of study, reflection, community, and service, San Domenico offers an exceptional college preparatory education where values and academics join together, creating more than just great students. We are redefining the metrics of achievement, graduating great people who are inspired leaders equipped to create a better world.
 

Kali Baird

Director of Residential Life
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

“My favorite part of being a member of the San Domenico community is the strong feeling of family with a clear goal to not only educate our children but to also encourage and support their growth as amazing people!”

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Anna Valadao Defaria'20

Alumni Spotlight: Anna Valadao Defaria'20, Lehigh University

As a highly involved and engaged student at San Domenico, Anna had her sights set on a college that emulates San Domenico’s commitment to community and student voice.

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Kristian Noden

Lower School Associate Director
Resident Faculty

“The SD school community is real and present. I appreciate the ongoing professional development and overall collegiality amongst staff. Everyone is invested in the overall development of students and I appreciate the open dialouge between faculty & parents. The campus landscape is incredible. I feel grateful to be immersed in nature.”

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Leanne Parlette

Director of Lower and Middle School

“I am grateful for the deep dedication of our teachers and the curiosity and love of learning they inspire in our students kindergarten through eighth grade. I am proud of our community’s commitment to service and the social emotional development of the young people I get to work with every day.”

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Yelson Yu '20

Alumni Spotlight: Yelson Yu '20, Babson College

Yehan (Yelson) Yu joined the San Domenico community and boarding program in 9th Grade from Shanghai, China.

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Anne Marie Robinson

Seventh Grade Teacher

“The community feeling at San Domenico is amazing. My colleagues are excited about their teaching and often share ideas, creating an atmosphere of professional growth. My students are curious and invested in their learning. They are full of gratitude and enthusiasm. It means so much to me that as a community, we have a priority to stretch beyond ourselves, reaching out to serve and lift others up, providing a sense of purpose to our learning and teaching.”

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Kate Reeser

Director of Upper School
Assistant Head for Academics, K-12

"My favorite part of being a member of the San Domenico community is having the opportunity to impact young minds and lives, both inside and outside of the classroom, as we develop the thinkers and leaders of tomorrow."

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Milo Wetherall '20

Alumni Spotlight: Milo Wetherall '20, University of St. Andrews

As our outgoing Student Body President, Milo leaves our community having made a vast impact. He felt equally as strongly about his experience at SD. “San Domenico has been the perfect college preparatory experience.

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Aran Levasseur

Innovation Lead and Humanities Faculty

“The dominant model of learning in schools is one where teachers provide knowledge to students and then students mirror back that knowledge. With Design Thinking, students learn by solving problems in critical and creative ways. It is the process of figuring out how to approach a designated challenge that yields learning, not solely reproducing information.”

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Ryan Samway '20

Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Samway '20, Georgetown University

As a highly motivated student both in and out of the classroom, Ryan knew she wanted a college experience that matched the challenge and expectations of high school. “The rigor and the challenge of the courses at San Domenico have prepared me for a college education, as well as the level of performance and commitment expected of the students.

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Zoe Gazi

Lower School Teacher

“ I love SD because the learning never stops here. As a verteran teacher you have every opportunity to learn and grow. I’m surrounded by inspiring colleagues. I’m given the freedom to be creative in my craft. The faculty I work with are incredibly humble people. The focus is on our students - ensuring that they are happy and truly love learning.”

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Robin Huffman

AP & Honors Chemistry Teacher

"My favorite part of being a member of the San Domenico community is the people at San Domenico! Everyone – the teachers, staff and students - are an amazing group of people. Everyday I am inspired by the work and dedication of my colleagues. I love the support and friendships that have developed through spending time and sharing ideas with each other. I also enjoy the energy and intellectual curiosity of the students. San Domenico is a wonderful place to work!"

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