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Experience Sonoma Country Day School
At Sonoma Country Day School we make a promise to our families that we will truly know their children and that they will receive individual attention, recognition, and support for their specific strengths and challenges. The admission office embodies this ideal through a personalized approach to your introduction to our community. 

While our students are participating in distance learning in response to current events, there are many ways the Admission Office can help you get to know our programs and community in order to discover whether SCDS may be a good fit for your family in the future:

  • Call or email us for specific examples of our distance learning program. Families who enroll for Fall 2020 have access to our current online grade level materials and lessons!
  • Receive a link to our Assembly recording archive and watch our community in action in the incredible Jackson Theater!
  • Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages to keep up with our community.
  • Read all about SCDS in this online version of our annual publication The Daylight Magazine.
Please call or email the Admission Office anytime:
707.284.3268 / admission@scds.org

Application Process
We do have openings in some grade levels and welcome new applicants this spring! The Admission Committee will review completed application files and make enrollment decisions on a rolling basis through summer. Please note that our application process has recently changed to meet the current Sonoma County Shelter in Place protocols. 

  1. Submit applications for Admission and Tuition Assistance
  2. Submit a Teacher Recommendation
  3. Virtual Applicant Family Meeting
  4. At-home Academic Assessment
Sonoma Country Day School is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012, 2018. Sonoma Country Day School 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. It does 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. 

SCDS is a member of the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA) and adheres to their Principals of Good Practice.
We currently have openings and Tuition Assistance available for Fall 2020-2021. We are accepting applications and making offers of admission on a rolling basis. Please contact the Admission Office directly to inquire: 707-284-3268 / admission@scds.org.
What parents, alumni and staff say about SCDS:

"I never expected to see fifth-graders performing Hamlet!"

"I never expected my life would be significantly changed by enrolling my two boys in SCDS when we moved here. School is where children learn, not parents. Wrong!"

"The best thing about working for SCDS is that I get to be creative and think big. No one ever says 'We're just an elementary school, we shouldn't do that.'"

"My son always comes home from school excited about his day."

"I never thought I'd cry while listening to the eighth grade graduation speech of a child I didn't even know—especially when my child was in Kindergarten!"

"It makes me smile when I see an eighth grader walking hand-in-hand with a transitional kindergartener."

"I receive as much from SCDS as my child does."

"I was amazed that all children will get on stage in front of their peers and be supported."

"It makes me so proud that our Head of School knows and cares about each student."

"I'm surprised that I have been [employed] here for 14 years. I thought this was a one or two year stop on my way to something else. The people and school have grown to be a significant portion of my life. I'm always amazed at the level of creativity displayed by the staff, kids and parents. It seems to be a place where anything is possible."

Sonoma Country Day School

4400 Day School Place
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
phone: 707.284.3200
fax: 707.284.3254
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We are…

The premier, fully accredited, independent TK-8 college preparatory school in Sonoma County. Located in northern Santa Rosa and proud home of The Jackson Theater, SCDS offers a challenging academic program rich in fine and performing arts, music, world languages, and social and emotional learning. For more than thirty years SCDS has been the school that brings learning to life.