"Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious." —Ruth Reichl
We offer a daily lunch program, the cost of which is included in annual tuition fees.
We partner with Flik Dining, one of the leading food service providers to independent schools in the United States. Flik's chef manager works with us and our students to plan menus, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and international fare. Daily entrees, soups, salad and sandwich bars, and fresh fruits ensure something for everyone every day.
Robust recycling and composting programs and targets to annually increase the amount of local and organic foods used ensure that we are meeting the Sustainability Guidelines as set forth by the Board of Trustees. We work with Flik to identify and grow herbs and vegetables to use in our lunch program, and the salad bar often features produce grown on campus.
Flik maintains a Sonoma Academy Dining Program website with information about monthly menu themes, the weekly menu, staff contact information, and so on. Additionally, there is a dining app where the weekly menu may be viewed.
Daily food offerings include: hot entree and side dishes, two types of soup, two special salads in addition to a daily salad and sandwich bar, fruit, and desserts. There are always vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free/dairy-free menu items
Nut-aware facility, meaning we do not prepare foods with nuts or any nut-containing ingredients
We prepare our foods from whole fresh ingredients, limiting the use of processed foods and avoiding products containing artificial colors, flavorings, MSG, preservatives, and high levels of sodium
We feature organic, local and Fair Trade fruits and vegetables as availability and pricing allows
We serve rBGH and Antibiotic-Free Milk. The milk is produced at farms that do not inject cows with the growth hormone rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone).
...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, religion, ethnicity or national origin, citizenship, gender or gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or disability, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity or national origin, citizenship, gender or gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and tuition assistance programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.