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Lower School

Building character that will last a lifetime.

Lower School

During their Lower School years at San Domenico, students will master fundamental skills and gain knowledge in all of the core academic subjects, but we believe there’s more to an exceptional education. Through our very intentional approach, San Domenico students continuously develop their character in tandem with their academic growth.

At SD our educational philosophy is deeply imbued with our core values of study, reflection, community, and service. These values guide our student-centered classrooms and our commitment to developing habits of mind in our youngest students that will serve them throughout their K through 12 years here at SD, and out in the world at large. We nurture and foster our students' natural sense of inquiry and curiosity about the world around them, in a vibrant learning community.

Lower School News

Day on the Green

Families, students, staff, and special friends gather as a community to celebrate another successful school year.

Books about Sleep

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Librarian Karlyn Strand recommends books on the topic of a good night’s sleep.

3rd Grade Art & Science Field Trip to Bolinas

Third graders visit a museum of 19th century artifacts and tour the working studio of a world renowned illustrator.

Curriculum Overview

Music - 5th

Students may continue with the previous instrument of choice, or select another instrument class to round out their musical experience.

Read More about Music - 5th

Meet the Team

Shari Byrnes

Shari Byrnes

Lower and Middle School Administrative Assistant
Michael McGill

Michael McGill

Interim Head of School
LeaAnne Parlette

LeaAnne Parlette

Director of K-8
Director of Lower School and Middle School
Lisa Richter

Lisa Richter

Lower School Counselor
Katie Ryan

Katie Ryan

LS Learning Specialist