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Welcome to Our School

I invite you to discover the distinction that makes our school an extraordinary place of learning for children. When you select Sonoma Country Day School, you join a community bound by a mission of excellence, with families passionate about education, students fully engaged in their learning, and teachers committed to their practice as caring professionals. You truly invest in the present and the future of your child. 

At our foundation is an exceptional, highly qualified faculty who balance high expectations for students while deeply caring about them as young people. Our teachers believe that their own learning and professional renewal enriches their classroom practice. Careful structuring of class and school size allows for every child to be known and valued, while affording a broad range of learning opportunities in academics, visual and performing arts, athletics, leadership, ethics, service, public speaking and outdoor education. 

Our teachers create a rich academic program that presents challenge for all learners and promotes curiosity and joy in intellectual discovery. Advanced mathematical and scientific inquiry, world language study from the earliest grades, extensive opportunities for presentation and communication, and exploration of significant ideas in literature, history, philosophy, and world religions create learning opportunities unparalleled in elementary education. 

An ethic of care, respect, and responsibility pervades our community. Children and adults alike practice caring for themselves, others, our community, and the natural world in which we live. They seek to understand and respect human differences and the complexity and interconnectedness of our world. We cultivate responsible, global-minded leadership for the future. 

The SCDS distinction also involves parents being active partners in their child's education. We do not simply enroll a student; we enroll a family. Families' partnerships with our teachers, reinforcement of learning and development as a person at home, and full participation in the SCDS experience are critical to the success of every child and our school. 

Since our founding in 1983 we have been changing our families' dinner table conversation. We pledge that your investment will reap dividends now and throughout your child's lifetime.

Brad Weaver, Ed.D.
Head of School
  • Founded in 1983
  • Moved to a new 18-acre campus in 2000
  • Celebrated our 25th year in 2008
  • Founding Head Phillip C. Nix retired in 2009
  • Brad Weaver named Head of School in 2009
  • Inaugural Transitional Kindergarten class enters in Fall 2017
  • Green Ribbon School Gold Level Honoree Spring 2020
  • Global Biorisk Advisory Council Star Accreditation Fall 2020
  • TK-8 coeducational independent day school
  • 285 students
  • 40 full-time faculty
  • Average class size of 18 students
  • 1:8 - full-time teacher/student ratio
Other Information
  • Athletic team name: The Comets
  • School hours: 8:10 am to 3:05 pm
  • School office hours: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Before-school care: 7:30 to 8:15 am
  • After-school program: 3:15 to 5:30 pm

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.