Academics

Connections

We are Connected

In our Connections programs, students explore the web of connections that exist between themselves and others. 
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”― Herman Melville

Health & Wellness

Connection to Self

The Connections Health & Wellness program is designed to inform, challenge, and support students in their ethical and personal decision making. Students grapple with complex health and moral issues and gain the skills and resources necessary to make informed and responsible choices for themselves. Freshmen receive mentorship from seniors who have been trained to be Health & Wellness Teaching Assistants.

The curriculum addresses mental health, stress management, sleep, nutrition, drugs and alcohol, conflict resolution, friendship, questions of identity, digital citizenship, communication skills, gender roles and gender fluidity, and body image. Ninth graders also engage in our Belonging curriculum, which foster a senses of connection to the SA community for our newest members. 10th-12th grade students also engage in Health & Wellness workshops throughout the year.

Community Impact Projects

Connection to Community

Our Impact Projects give students the opportunity to work on issues of importance to them, learn real-world skills, and give back to others.
These projects allow our students to have an impact on their communities: the Sonoma Academy community, the local community, and the global community. Students are encouraged to seek out projects that are meaningful to them. They can choose an existing Impact project, or develop and co-lead a project under the guidance of a staffulty member.

This year's projects range in scope from the school level to the planetary level. Students are fighting climate change, pollution, and deforestation; teaching art, music, and robotics to local elementary school children; delving into issues of race, class, and gender; creating school publications like the newspaper and yearbook; volunteering at shelters for the unhoused, and more. 
2500 Farmers Lane 
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 
(707) 545-1770 
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Sonoma Academy Is...

...the only private, independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On our beautiful campus nestled at the base of Taylor Mountain in Southeastern Santa Rosa, our students are able to explore their interests and passions in a rigorous and inspiring environment that develops a lifelong love of learning and prepares them for college and beyond.

Sonoma Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.