“Before SD, I never thought of myself as a leader. Today, I am graduating as
Head Prefect, National Honor Society President, a member of the Student Council, Volleyball Team Captain, and the Middle School Volleyball Head Coach.”
- Kwan L., Class of 2020; matriculated to UC Berkeley
The Upper School Student Council serves as the central leadership organization of the student body. Student Council is comprised of elected and appointed student representatives from all grade levels. Student Council meets regularly to discuss student issues and to plan student activities, such as the Back to School Dance, Spirit Rallies, class events, and other social events. Recent initiatives from Student Council include starting the Snack Shack, reviewing handbook policies, fundraising for various local and international charities, and sponsoring various community building events.
Digital Media, Marketing, and Communications Fellowship
Fellows are current students who want the honor and responsibility of representing SD across digital channels while developing leadership skills and experience. Each December, all Upper School students are invited to apply for the Marketing, Digital Media, and Communications Fellowship Program. This leadership position is an opportunity for 9-12 students interested in learning about brand development, marketing, digital content, and communications (You Tube, Instagram, entrepreneurship etc.). We offer four areas of focus: filmmaking, web posting, social media and photography/videography.
Prefects are residential life leaders who help to directly shape and manage the community in which they live. Prefects are upperclassmen chosen for their dependability, maturity, community respect, personal integrity, and their ability to lead their peers as role models. They mentor new boarding students and help them to adjust to school life. Prefects also assist Resident Faculty in maintaining a positive atmosphere in the dorms and lead a variety of activities for boarding students. By leading by example, the Prefects set a positive tone in the dorms.
Admissions Student Ambassadors
The Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing San Domenico School. Student Ambassadors are current San Domenico High School students that want the honor and responsibility of representing SD to prospective families and the community. Ambassadors represent a diverse group of student leaders possessing an in-depth knowledge of San Domenico, a passion to share personal experiences enriched by SD, and an affinity to represent oneself as an SD Panther.