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Admissions

We seek students who will become active, engaged, caring members of our community of learners. While we do not set minimum standards for admission, students are selected for admission on the basis of academic aptitude, engagement with school and community, and potential to be a good fit with Sonoma Academy’s mission and community focus. We are interested in getting to know each candidate as a whole person. 
 
 
We are a day school and do not offer a boarding program. We admit students to grades 9-12 . Priority is also given to students who submit and complete their application by the Early and Regular Decision  timelines.
 
Applicants who submit and complete their application after mid-January, will have their application reviewed on a rolling basis by the admissions committee after priority decisions are made in March and as openings occur.
 
Space permitting, we will also consider applicants for grades 10-12. There are special circumstances that might allow a student to be admitted mid-year such as family relocation. International students are eligible for 9th and 10th grade only.

Commitment to Diversity
We share the conviction that a diverse, inclusive community is fundamental to a meaningful educational experience. We are deeply committed to having a faculty and student body that reflect the rich diversity within the North Bay, and we strongly encourage candidates of color to apply.

Sonoma Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Admissions Decisions
Admission decisions and financial aid decisions are made separately; applicants are evaluated for admission without regard to a request for aid. Selection is based on the overall profile of the class and match between the student’s qualifications and the school’s values and philosophies.

Once a student is accepted, the financial aid application is reviewed by the financial aid committee. We endeavor to make access to Sonoma Academy available to as many families as possible. Given that financial aid funds are limited, some students may be accepted but placed into a financial aid waitpool.
 
Home-Schooled Applicants
Home-schooled applicants should submit the necessary application materials and test results, full descriptions of curriculum, and any organization that might have oversight for the applicant’s home-school program.
 
Late Applicants
Applicants whose files are not complete by the early or regular decision due dates will have their files reviewed after decisions have been made for early and regular applicants. Late applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis as openings become available.
 

Application Deadlines

Early Decision: 
November 1, 2018
Candidates will be notified on January 11, 2019

Regular Decision:
 
January 11, 2019
Candidates will be notified on March 15, 2019

Financial Aid Applications should be submitted by November 1 for Early Decision applications and January 11 for Regular Decision applications. Candidates will be notified of their financial aid status at the same time that they receive their admission decision.
2500 Farmers Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707.545.1770
info@sonomaacademy.org

Sonoma Academy is...

The only independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On its beautiful 34-acre campus nestled at the base of picturesque Taylor Mountain in South Santa Rosa, Sonoma Academy students are able to explore their interests and passions in a challenging environment that prepares them for college and life beyond.