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Short Term Programs for International Students

SD High School Students in Tahoe

Take Your Learning Abroad

Step outside your comfort zone, explore life outside your home country, and take your education overseas. For the past 171 years, we have provided students with an exceptional education anchored in purpose and meaning. Our innovative and rigorous academic and extracurricular  programs inspire students from all over the world to identify their passions and find their purpose both in and outside of the classroom.

While San Domenico offers international students the opportunity to earn a four year high school diploma and the chance to matriculate to an American university or college, students may also choose a one year study abroad program. Either way, the opportunity to study and learn in our close knit community nestled on 515-acres of rolling hills in Marin County, provides an unparalleled experience for students who are interested in spreading their wings!  Conveniently located just over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, life at SD offers  a college prep boarding experience with plenty of exploration throughout the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.  

Our expansive campus features over 10,000 square feet of dedicated academic buildings, a renowned music conservatory, stunning performing arts spaces, a  state-of-the-art athletic center, six tennis courts, playing fields, and new aquatic center with a water polo sized pool. Our campus provides students at all levels, with the chance to discover and develop their interests and passions both in and outside of the classroom.  

San Domenico welcomes applications from students from all over the world, and we travel all of the world physically and virtually to meet prospective students and their families.
We invite you to find out more about San Domenico through our admission events and information sessions. As you browse our website, we hope that you will get a glimpse of what it’s like to live, study, and be a part of our San Domenico community.

Study Abroad Program Requirements

Ideal candidates are interested in taking ownership of their education, with a desire to try new experiences and explore their interests in athletics, music, art, film, theatre, and STEM.

International students are expected to take a full course load during their semester or year-long program. This would include subjects such as Math, Science, English, and Philosophy/Ethics. In addition, students have the opportunity to add electives to their schedule, to explore and develop their interests in athletics, music, art, film, dance, and theatre. On-campus clubs are another way international students can connect, explore, have fun, and make a social impact. Popular clubs include Model United Nations, Robotics, Green Team, and the Verities Literary Club.

Athletics are popular at San Domenico, with a complete offering of men and women’s sports for beginner and advanced players.

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Contact us with any questions about the campus visit or application process:
415.258.1905 (USA)

“The kids had an unforgettable time during their semester at SD! What struck us most is how open the other kids were in welcoming our children. From week one onwards, they were invited to take part in weekend activities and trips to the city. This caused the kids to feel very welcome indeed. Also, their period in the dorms was unforgettable. We’re pretty convinced that we will get SD visitors in Gent soon. The kids are already asking when they can come back. The way you trigger them to be curious is amazing. Thanks to all the teachers. What a team you have! The teachers really get out the best out of these teenagers!”


We accept international students between the age of 13 to 17 (applying to grades 9-11) with a

  • Academic average of a "B" across major subjects for the past 18 months.
  • English proficiency test with a minimum proficiency equivalent to 75+ on their TOEFL, or Duolingo.

To apply students must:

  • Complete a student profile on Ravenna  
  • Complete the required student application forms on Ravenna or SAO (Standard Application Online)
  • Interested students must also register for an interview with our admissions office 

San Domenico offers international students the opportunity to apply for indexed tuition or scholarships. Indexed Tuition is a model in which tuition rates are customized according to each family’s financial ability to contribute to their educational expenses. It provides a welcoming way for families to join our community from a wide variety of economic backgrounds. Click here to apply for indexed tuition.

Contact us with any questions about the application process or our admission events:
415.258.1905 (USA)