Your teachers are going to inspire you to explore your academic interests and passions. Through our wide variety of interesting and rigorous course offerings, and our innovative block schedule that allows you to go deeper and achieve more, you will discover a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.
Shakespeare may have said that “all the world’s a stage,” but perhaps it’s also true that the stage is all the world. Visual and performing arts education builds empathy, fosters teamwork and confidence, and encourages the kind of creative and collaborative thinking that students need to succeed.
We call our students to be creative, ethical, and committed to learning. We nurture inspiring teachers and engage with the surrounding community, and our students communicate across cultures as they prepare to become leaders in a dynamic world.
We share the conviction that a diverse, inclusive community is fundamental to a meaningful educational experience. We are deeply committed to having a faculty and student body that reflect the rich diversity within the North Bay.
Our campus comprises 34 acres surrounded by 1,000 acres of protected open space adjacent to Santa Rosa's picturesque Taylor Mountain
330 students, 31% of whom self-identify as students of color. 6% of our students are international students.
85% have advanced degrees, average class size is 16, and teachers carry a student load of 45-60 per day
50% of families receive approximately $3.9 million in financial aid annually
Average Financial Aid
$25,800 per year is the average financial aid award size
Students seeking to challenge themselves may pursue a variety of our most rigorous courses with a selection of 30+ Honors, Advanced Studies (AS) & AP's to choose from
Breadth & Depth
With over 85 courses to choose from, students have the option to pursue both breadth and depth in our curriculum from an array of many interesting core academic and elective courses
17 languages other than English are spoken at the homes of our students, including Spanish, Chinese, German, Russian, Hungarian, Swedish, Porteguese, Italian, Farsi, Urdu, Hindi, Tagalog, Malaysian, Balinese, Indonesian, and Japanese
100% of students are college-bound
50 hours of in-class college counseling & up to 20 hours of in-person one-one counseling.
College Rep Visits
80-90 college and university Admissions representatives visit our campus each year
96% of 2019 graduates were accepted into one of their top five choice colleges
Cities & Towns
Students arrive here from over 30 cities and towns across the Sonoma, Marin, Napa, and Lake Counties
Our students come from 80+ middle schools, ensuring a broad mixture of students from all over the greater North Bay Area
Each year we award up to 10
s and 4-6 Davis Scholarships.
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A 12.5 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio ensures that our teachers really get to know your student
With an average class size of 16, our students are known, seen, and supported
72% of our students take six or more advanced courses, 75% participate in the performing arts, 65% play a sport, and nearly 45% hold some form of leadership position.
With over 17 dances, back-the-pack spirit games, movie nights, and other fun Student Leadership Council activities each year, students have ample opportunities to socialize and have fun together
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75% of our students participate in theater, music, or dance
Policy Debate Team
#1 Policy Debate Team in the Golden Gate Speech Association 4 years in a row!
We have over 30 different types of leadership opportunities for every kind of student and about 45% of our students are involved
For the second year in a row our Robotics Team made it to the World Championships in Texas
Part of the Team
65% of our students play at least one sport
Our athletic teams have earned 67 League Championships, 15 NCS Championships, and 4 state titles
Our student athletes have earned 6 All-Empire Scholar Athletes of the Year and 55 NCS Academic Pennants
Athlete of the Year
Our teams have produced 8 All-Empire Athletes of the Year
100% Local Renewable Energy
We produce about half of our entire campus's electricity needs onsite via our solar panels. The other half is purchased through Sonoma Clean Power's Evergreen Program, providing 100% local renewable energy.
produces over 1,500 pounds of organic fruits, vegetables, and spices that are used in the Commons food program
We utilize a rainwater catchment system to capture, store, and reuse rainwater. Additionally, converting our athletic field to turf reduced our water use by 2 million gallons per year!
We recycle approximately 800 gallons of graywater per day.
...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