"Being a regional boarder allows me to experience San Domenico in a way few students can—I focus on school work during the week, living with students from around the world, and head home on some weekends. It has given me the tools I need to become a global citizen."- Milo from San Francisco, Class of ‘20
An Unparalleled Opportunity
Boarding school provides an unparalleled opportunity to build community in a home away from home while learning, growing, and preparing for college. For local students, regional boarding is the gift of extra hours in the day to spend on academics and extracurriculars rather than commuting. It’s a chance to live with other students from around California, the United States, and the world. Our 680 day and boarding students study and learn together on a campus replete with a music conservatory, equestrian center, tennis courts, outdoor pool, athletic center, 3D Lab, and more. We are excited to share with you the possibility of attending boarding school close to home.
Live on campus during the week and go home on the weekend (when you want to)!
Our boarding facilities are designed to feel like home and include indoor and outdoor lounges, fire pits, computers, televisions, fireplaces, and lovely bedrooms overlooking our stunning campus. On weekends, if you choose to stay on campus, we offer a wide array of activities including opportunities to go to the East Bay and San Francisco, as well as local trips to the movies, the mall, and local sporting events.
A Day in The Life At SD
7:30 am: Breakfast in our dining hall: Pancakes, eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, and oatmeal are just a few of the tasty breakfast choices offered. All of our food is made in-house and is locally sourced, healthy, and cooked from scratch.
8:10 am to 3:10 pm: Our 80-minute classes follow a block schedule, allowing you to engage with you classmates and teachers with enough time to delve deeply into subjects and projects. Students have four periods every day with two breaks and a 50-minute lunch.
3:15 pm to 4:00 pm: After school snacks are provided to all of our Upper School day and boarding students in our co-ed lounge ensuring that you are well fed before after school sports practice, theater practice, study group, or wherever you may be headed at the end of the school day.
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm: Dinner in our dining hall is prepared using local, fresh, seasonal, and nutritious ingredients every night of the week.
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Supervised evening study halls, Monday through Thursday, provide you with a quiet place to get your homework done efficiently as well as collaborate with your classmates on group projects
From sporting games to music to hiking or theatrical productions, there is always something for fun and relaxation available on campus. On weekends there are also sometimes outings off campus to see local sites and enjoy local activities.
I like boarding because I get to immerse myself in so many different cultures. I now have friends from all over the Bay Area and the world.-Tafari, from San Francisco, Class of ‘20
I really love how unified the boarding program is and how I get to live with all of my friends. The weekly community dinner is so fun and everyone gets to bond and create new friendships. The dorm parents are also so nice and never fail to make the dorms a welcoming and warm environment! - Sofia, from Oakland,Class of ‘19