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Teenhood: Just Four Short Years From Childhood to Adulthood

The change from 8th grade to 12th grade is rivaled only by the change from 1 month to 4 years. During this time of radical development, a sense of belonging and powerful connections with peers become paramount. Adolescence is the time when this quest to belong to a group other than the family begins in earnest.

Sometimes reflected as a teenager's susceptibility to "peer pressure," in the right environment, this desire-to-belong works as it should: helping students feel connected to a community that enhances their wellbeing and supports them in becoming the best versions of themselves.

And let's not forget that while teens move along the pathway to adulthood they still need and cherish opportunities to play and have fun. We build opportuninties for all of this into the school day and year, ensuring the our students enjoy coming to school!

2500 Farmers Lane 
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 
(707) 545-1770

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.