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Inquire Today Parent Tours, Student Visits, Events, & Assessments Important Dates

Grades 9-12 Application Procedure Checklist for Domestic/U.S. Applicants

International 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

1. Application


2019-20 Applications are due on January 10, 2019. Once you have created an online admission application account, you can log in and out to complete the application at your own pace. When you are ready to submit the application you will be directed to pay the $100 fee with a credit card.

We offer two options for completing the online admissions application. We prefer that students submit the SD application, yet understand that some applicants may choose to submit the SSAT Standard Online Application (SAO). Please note that the SAO includes a San Domenico supplemental section.

2. Financial Aid Application

If applying for financial aid, please complete the Parent Financial Statement through School and Student Services (SSS). Applications are due on January 10, 2019 and all 2017 and 2018 tax documents must be uploaded to your online SSS account by February 15, 2019.

For information about financial aid, click here. All information is held in strict confidence.

3. Transcript Release Form

Download the Transcript Release Form and include a parent or guardian signature before submitting to your school registrar. Transcripts must be emailed directly to the San Domenico Admissions Office at: are due by January 15, 2019.

4. Recommendation Forms

Recommendations are required from:

  1. Head of School / Principal / School Counselor
  2. English Teacher
  3. Math Teacher

Download the recommendation forms from our website and request that your Head of School / Principal / School Counselor and teachers complete and email the appropriate forms directly to:

All recommendation forms are due by January 15, 2019.

5. Student Visits and Parent Tours (recommended, although not a requirement)

To plan your visit to San Domenico, visit, and complete an Inquiry Form. Once completed, you will receive an email with further instructions about how to register for a parent tour, student visit, and open house. All available dates can be found on our website here. Note, parent tours last approximately three hours and student visits are scheduled for the majority of the school day, including lunch. Students will have the opportunity to participate in classes, take a tour of campus, and meet with students and teachers.Parents will tour the campus and participate in a question and answer session immediately following the tour.

6. 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.

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7. Testing

Scores from one of the tests below are required (Information is available on our website):

  • SSAT (school code is 7084):
    The SSAT is strongly preferred, however we will accept scores from the HSPT (code is SF031) and the ISEE (code is 054074)
  • We Use the Character Skills SnapshotCharacter Skills Snapshot:
    The Character Skills Snapshot is a new required 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).

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

Important Dates to Remember

Inquire today to receive information about how to sign up for Open Houses, Parent Tours, and Student Visits.

Admissions Application Deadline: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Financial Aid Application Deadline: Thursday, January 10, 2019

All Recommendation Forms due: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Transcripts due: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Admissions Notification Date: Friday, March 22, 2019

Day Student Enrollment Contracts Due: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (for families applying for financial aid)

Day Student Enrollment Contracts Due: Friday, March 29, 2019 (for families not applying for financial aid)

Domestic and International Boarding Student Enrollment Contracts Due: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (for families applying for financial aid)

Domestic and International Boarding Student Enrollment Contracts Due: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (for families not applying for financial aid)

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1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA, USA

(415) 258-1905

Admissions Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm