“Our San Domenico boarding students are loving the outdoors this year. The students have woken up at 5:30 am twice to get on the trails and have hiked eight miles through Muir Woods," remarked our Athletics Director and Resident Faculty Mark Churchill.
Boarding at SD
Surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of San Anselmo, California, San Domenico boarding students enjoy not just exceptional college-preparatory academics but also access to world-class residential, athletic, academic, and visual & performing arts facilities. Located only 30 minutes from San Francisco, the SD experience is made even more unforgettable by our unparalleled Bay Area location and stunning 515-acre campus - a backyard that provides fantastic options for team and club activities, exercise, and relaxation with friends.
Our 130+ boarding students play a vital role in our school community with international students from 19 different countries worldwide and domestic students from Marin County, the Greater Bay Area, and many states outside California. Together with our 200 Upper School day students, our boarding students, teachers, staff, and coaches develop bonds and forge friendships that bring to life our commitment to educating globally-minded young people in an inspiring, rigorous, and purpose-driven environment. Ranked as one of the top ten boarding schools in California, our close-knit and vibrant community honors diverse perspectives and provides a nurturing environment to grow and learn. Whether studying together, sharing meals, celebrating successes, or supporting one another during challenging times, our boarding and day students describe SD as their “home away from home!”
What students love about boarding at SD
“The resident faculty here are so caring and helpful. From moving in to homework help, they're really here for you. I really missed them over the summer!”
- Rikako K. '19
“At SD, I've had the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and to become a better person because I have expanded my understanding and perspectives."
- Zhou L. '20
Every year after Labor Day, we notice a shift in the Dorms. The initial buzz of activity as students move in, meet one another, or reunite with old friends begins to mellow as we settle into our living spaces and our routines.
From Town Hall meetings on the Green to trips and friendly floor competitions, Boarding Students are settling into life at SD.
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