San Domenico School

California, USA

San Domenico is the oldest Independent school in California. Since 1850, this school has placed exceptional education, meaning, and purpose at its core. The rigorous curriculum supports the traditional measure of academic success, yielding high student GPAs and test scores along with entrances to top universities around the globe. Each day, students are intellectually stimulated in the classroom with big questions, healthy debate, and thought-provoking conversations, enabling them to respectfully address global issues and everyday challenges. This inquiry-based academic approach is infused with core values; from study comes reflection, which inspires service, which is practiced and reinforced in community. To this end, SD is leading the way in redefining the metrics of achievement and graduating inspired students equipped to create a better world.

San Domenico has a national ranking as one of the top 4% of all Independent Schools in America. STEM program is ranked in the top 5% of all schools across America.


Grades: K–12
Year of foundation: 1850
Number of students: 380
Teacher-student ratio: 1:8
Type of campus: suburban
Summer School: yes
Lenght of stay: full year

About campus

San Domenico's campus is 515 acres offering exceptional amenities including 3D lab, gyms, turf fields, music conservatory, digital music and film studios, dance and dramatic theatre facilities and a brand new aquatic center. Located 30 minutes from San Francisco, a major US city and destination, access to mountains/beaches (within 30 minutes). School is conveniently located to many cities where kids can shop, have access to incredible dining, beautiful open spaces and things to do.

Interesting facts

Graduates have been accepted to these universities

Cornell University

University of Californie Berkeley

Georgetown University

Reed College

Smith College