Our SD Singers perform a moving spiritual, "Calling My Children Home", dedicated to all who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Distance Learning at San Domenico
Consistency. Empathy. Creativity. Inspiration.
At San Domenico, our mission includes a commitment to recognize what it means to be human in a global community and respond with integrity to the needs of the times. In today's world, it may feel like the global norm is uncertainty. At SD however, we carry on a 170 year tradition of providing not only excellence in education but also, a sense of purpose.
Whether in on-campus or distance-learning mode, SD's robust and exceptional program includes full days of learning with both synchronous and asynchronous learning, and appropriate academic challenge as well as social emotional support, extracurriculars, athletics, and community building. Even online - via Google Hangouts, Zoom, personal check ins with teachers, portfolio project sharing, and video streaming - students experience joyful and meaningful learning.
Social Studies project examines student’s creative reactions to living in the time of a worldwide pandemic.
Join K-12 Dance Instructor Alyssa Carnahan as she takes Lower School students through a creative follow-along dance class.
Sonya Evan’s AP Literature Class Presents Final Analysis of the novel and movie, The Hours.
Baseball Coach, Austin Byler, practices gratitude on a daily basis, and shares his advice with us.
Enjoy book picks for summer reading from librarian Ms. Strand, with suggestions for all ages!
Enjoy this sweet video of our creative Second Graders as they read their poems, about nature, in nature.
SD Virtuoso Program Students Join Together (Virtually) to Play Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings
SD Students, in collaboration with Menlo School, had an opportunity to (virtually) meet Justice Breyer to discuss civil rights.
What Parents and Students are Saying About Distance Learning at SD
"A quick note to say 'thank you' for the clear communications and advance prep leading up to the roll out of distance learning. As a parent and a trustee I am so grateful and so impressed. I can tell you, based on my own experience with another child in high school in San Francisco as well as stories from friends at other local independent schools — this positive experience is not universal! You should be very proud of your efforts and the results. Thank you!”- K.F., MOM OF THREE
A DAY OF SD
Morning Meetings via Google Hangouts or ZOOM
Daily Attendance is taken
Academic Instruction by Teachers
Scheduled class work from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Large and Small Group Learning
Online labs with science teachers teaching from their classrooms when necessary
College counseling support
Social/emotional learning ongoing
Community building and social engagement such as Virtual PE and online Club Meetings