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Signature Programs

We know that the teen brain is wired to take risks and that a challenging environment that cultivates curiosity, trying new things, and a warm, welcoming community provides teenagers with many healthy opportunities to take healthy risks.

We believe students must feel comfortable and safe taking risks and that learning happens best in the context of genuine relationships.

Our teachers understand that students get far more out of learning through authentic experiences rather than those that are contrived. We strive to provide our students with curricula that make effective connections to the real world.

Additionally, our curriculum is built on an interdisciplinary foundation, and even though we choose to focus with greater specificity in a number of key areas--for example in STEM, Humanities, World Languages, and the Arts--breaking down the arbitrary boundaries between subject areas is a key component of our approach to teaching and learning.

All of these elements come to life in our signature programs: Exploratory, Intersession and the Passport Program, Connections, and Advisory. Please take a few moments to explore these programs and understand how they provide a valuable counterpoint and support to our academic program.
2500 Farmers Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Sonoma Academy is...

The only private, 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.