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Parent Tours, Student Visits, Events, & Assessments

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Grades 9-12 Application Procedure Checklist for International Applicants

U.S. Applicants: Click here

Our admissions team looks forward to getting to know you, and will work diligently to ensure that you are informed and supported throughout the application process, from inquiry to enrollment. As you complete the application checklist, please feel free to contact us with any questions at

In order to apply to San Domenico, please create a student profile on Ravenna. Once you have created a Ravenna account, search for San Domenico in Ravenna's directory and select either “Explore” to learn more about admissions events or “Apply” to begin your official application.

SAOWe prefer that applicants submit the San Domenico application on Ravenna. However, we do accept the SSAT Standard Online Application (SAO). Please note that the SAO application includes a San Domenico supplemental section.

For your convenience, here are the steps listed on the San Domenico portal in Ravenna that you will take to complete your application:

Register for a Parent/Guardian Tour (recommended but not required)

Parents/Guardians will tour the campus and participate in a question and answer session immediately following the tour.  You may schedule your student’s visit on the same day as the parent/guardian tour, but note that parent/guardian tours last approximately three hours while student visits are scheduled for the majority of the school day, including lunch. Please click here for a list of tour dates.

Register for a Student Visit (recommended but not required)   

Students will have the opportunity to participate in classes, tour the campus, and meet with students and teachers. Please click here for a list of visit dates.

Submit Application Forms

Bay Area Common Application, Bay Area High School Student Statement, Parent/Guardian Statement, Student Activity and Interest Form, and San Domenico Student Essay

Submit Indexed Tuition Application (optional and due January 9, 2020)

If applying for index tution please complete the Parents' Financial Statement through School and Student Services (SSS). Applications are due on January 9, 2020, and all 2018 and 2019 tax documents must be uploaded to your online SSS account by February 15, 2020.

Submit Recommendation Forms

School Administrator/Guidance Counselor, math teacher, and English teacher

Submit Transcript Request Form

Register for Standardized Test

*FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: San Domenico is now accepting online ETS testing for the TOEFL iBT test exam. Testing will be available on March 27. Contact ETS for details and to register.

SSAT Test CenterThe SSAT (school code is 7084) is strongly preferred, however we will accept scores from the HSPT (code is SF031) and the ISEE (code is 054074)

TOEFL (school code is 0897) The TOEFL is strongly preferred, however, we will accept the IELTS (no school code required)

PSAT or SAT (school code is 053205) for 11th and 12th grade applicants only

Submit The Character Skills Snapshot (Optional):

We Use the Character Skills SnapshotThe Character Skills Snapshot is an optional online assessment, taken at home in approximately 20 minutes which measures your child’s character skill development and is meant to complement more traditional cognitive assessments, such as the SSAT. No preparation is required. For students who take the SSAT (which is our preferred entrance assessment), there is no charge to take The Snapshot. Once you register for the SSAT, you will receive an invitation to take The Snapshot. For students who are unable to take the SSAT and provide us with another assessment test, there is a $25 fee to take The Snapshot (fee waivers are available if you require one).

Register for a Student Interview

Student interviews are required and are approximately 30 minutes in length. They are designed for applicants to learn more about SD and for our admissions committee to get to know our applicants better. In keeping with our philosophy of study and reflection, interviews will be scheduled after the student's visit day, providing students with the time to reflect on their visit before interviewing. For out of town students, or upon special request, we will try to accommodate interviews on the same day as student visits. If you are unable to visit our campus for an in-person interview we will contact you to make other arrangements.

Admissions Preview Day & Events

We invite you to attend an Admissions Preview Day and/or one of our other admissions events in order to get to know our community of teachers, students, and parents. Please click here for a list of tour dates.

Additional Information for International Applicants

English Language Learner (ELL) Program Placement is based on your application, interview, and TOEFL score and a placement test which will be administered at San Domenico prior to the first day of school.

I-20 Form: San Domenico will issue an I-20 to a student once they have been accepted, and their parents have returned the signed enrollment contract, with their tuition deposit.

All forms are due on January 9, 2020.

Admissions Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm PST
(415) 258-1905 |

*Please Note: San Domenico School strongly encourages students living outside of the United States or California to have a designated San Francisco Bay Area guardian. A form for local guardianship will be sent along with the enrollment contract after a student has been accepted. You may also download it here. Parents are responsible for finding their child's guardian.