Welcome to San Domenico Upper School
Academic excellence is the foundation of a San Domenico education, and it's really just the beginning of the SD experience. Our students work with an outstanding faculty who take a strong interest in student-centered learning, set high expectations, and balance daily interactions with an understanding of adolescence, both its challenges and its joys. We encourage our students to ask the big questions: a San Domenico education is a liberating experience as it opens doorways to new worlds, systems-thinking, and countless possibilities so our graduates can live fuller, more purposeful, and resourceful lives.
At San Domenico classes often resemble a college seminar: students and teacher grappling with ideas, sparking new insights, caught up in the give and take of reasoned arguments. Rarely will you see a straight lecture; Information is presented with intentional methodology, utilizing a myriad of platforms to engage all learning styles. These are the pursuits that forge a mature intellect, and prepare young men and women for all the conversations that lie ahead. Small class size, use of the Harkness method, and encouraging teachers, allow every voice to be heard. Click here to Learn More About SD's High School Curriculum.
What do you value?
Throughout our long history of progressive education, SD has never wavered in its commitment to our core values of Study, Reflection, Community and Service. In study, students learn to use their minds well, in reflection, they gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them, in community, they acquire a strong sense of place and an understanding of the greater good, and in service, students achieve a civic-minded sense of purpose.
From freshman through senior year, SD students are engaged in a relevant and dynamic academic program that encourages and advances a genuine interest in learning. We appreciate our students both for who they are and who they will become, while challenging them to further develop as active learners. San Domenico provides a vibrant learning environment that fosters each student’s personal and intellectual growth.
Find Your Sense of Purpose
It is through the merging together of academic excellence and a sense of purpose that SD graduates confident, joyous, inquisitive, motivated, and self-aware young people. San Domenico meets students where they're at and invites them on an intellectual and spiritual journey that remains dynamic, purposeful, and relentlessly in search of the truth.
Shape Your Future, in the Classroom and Beyond!
Education doesn’t stop at the simple pursuit of facts and figures. What you as a student do with your education is as important as your academic performance.
The San Domenico curriculum emphasizes effort, resilience, persistence, and continuous growth so that we can better inspire and equip you for excellence in school and in life. In keeping with our core values of study, reflection, community and service, we encourage you to examine the interconnectedness between academic subjects and systems of knowledge to guide you in imagining and building a better world.
In small classes, with dedicated and knowledgeable faculty guiding your inquiry, you will study subjects in context, preparing you to both master foundational knowledge and challenge yourself to uncover your passions and move beyond your perceived limitations. Our extensive catalog of AP offerings gives you the opportunity to explore subjects in depth and at a college level.
Upper School Students and Faculty
San Domenico's high school has approximately 320 students. 36% of our community identify as students of color. 40% of students receive financial aid. The class size averages 80 students per grade level. Student: faculty ratio averages 15.
We have 97 full and part-time faculty members, many of whom hold advanced degrees. Learn more about our amazing Upper School faculty!
From their freshman through senior year, our students are immersed in a rigorous and relevant academic program that promotes and instills an authentic love of learning. We appreciate our students both for who they are and who they will become, while challenging them to further develop as learners. San Domenico provides a vibrant learning environment that fosters each student’s personal and intellectual growth.
The best way to get to know San Domenico is to come for a Come for A Visit. We hope to see you on campus soon!
Interested in learning more?
SD Upper School Facts
We Are SD
The SD Difference
Upper School Viewbook
Curriculum Guide & Course Catalog
Recent Student Achievements
2016 - First Place Clyde Childress Award
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