At The Presentation School, students are prepared academically to attend a wide variety of high schools and the most competitive high schools in the Bay Area. Beyond academics, our students develop the confidence in their innate talents, intellectual abilities, and build confident students with a strong sense of self. We prepare our students to become life-long learners and socially responsible leaders.
Student Enrollment: 176
Faculty and Staff: 26
Head of School: Jacqueline Gallo
Enriched Curriculum: In addition to the Core Curriculum, students receive instruction in music, art, faith, Spanish, physical education, social intelligence, and technological integration in all grades.
Elective Offerings: Leadership, Yearbook, Art, G.R.I.T. (cardio), Garden, robotics, improv, advanced Spanish
Academic Competitions: Beginning in the intermediate grades, students compete annually in the County Science Olympiad, the County Spelling Bee, The Justin-Siena Math Competition, Sonoma County Science Fair and a handful of regional and national essay, poetry and art competitions.
The Arts: Presentation has both dedicated Art and Music teachers and the school boasts an ambitious arts curriculum that includes fine arts, drama and music. The school puts on an annual musicals and a school-wide Art Show in the spring.
Athletics: Presentation students compete in the Middle School Sports League in Flag Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Track & Field, and Cross Country.
Student/Teacher Ratio: Our average class size is 20, with a teacher/student ratio of 1:10.
Campus: The School moved into a new state-of-the-art campus in the fall of 2006. In the heart of Sonoma Valley the school is situated on 4.5 acres in a park-like setting with classroom and administration buildings, library and computer/technology center, dedicated art and science rooms, and an impressive Activity Center that houses a high school size basketball/volleyball court, a theater with full stage, a 40’ horizontal climbing wall, kitchen and classroom space. In addition, there is a dedicated play area for kindergartners, a school garden and extensive fields for athletics. We are a wireless and solar campus.
Tuition: 2022-2023 Tuition for Grades K-8 is $18,950.
Tuition Assistance: Nearly 25% of our families receive confidential need-based financial aid.
Student Demographics: Our diverse student body hails from throughout Sonoma Valley as well as Napa, Petaluma and Fairfield. We welcome families from all backgrounds.
Spiritual Make-Up: As an independent K-8 school, rooted in the Catholic tradition, our community welcomes and celebrates families from all faith backgrounds. Students participate in faith instruction integrated with the year-long liturgy series. Gospel values, such as love, gratitude, respect, and service, are woven into the curriculum and fabric of the school community.
Accreditations/Affiliations: California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), WASC (The Western Association of Schools and Colleges), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and Independent School Management. SEVIS authorized for F-1 Visa students.
High School Matriculation: Our graduates attend The Branson School, Sonoma Academy, Marin Academy, Justin-Siena (Napa), Sonoma Valley High, Cardinal-Newman, Maria Carillo (Santa Rosa), St. Vincent and De Paul (Petaluma). Graduates have also attended Ashley Hall (Charleston, SC) The Groton School (Massachusetts), Choate Rosemary Hall School (Connecticut), The Kent School (Connecticut), and Robert Louis Stevenson in Carmel, CA.
Challenging Our Students: Incoming students are assessed for math and language arts placement and these placements are re-evaluated every fall. Based on annual assessments students are placed in appropriate Language Arts and Math classes to address differential learning.
Standardized Testing: In Grades K-2, three times a year, Presentation administers uniform formative assessment of our students' development in literacy and mathematics. Formative assessment scores are shared with parents at conferences twice annually to ensure appropriate progress throughout these early years.
In grades 3-8, we administer the ERB standardized test because it is the test used by the most academically rigorous public, independent, and parochial schools nationwide. Our students score exceptionally well when stacked up against students at the top schools in the country. Through small class sizes, small group learning and differentiated instruction, we strive to help every student achieve their highest potential. Last year, our students achieved academic success higher than 97.4% of all students nationally. Additionally, a significant number of our students qualified to sit for the John Hopkins Gifted and Talented exam.
College Matriculation: While we are still a relatively new school with few graduates of college-going age, Presentation graduates have gone on to attend Princeton University, Stanford University, Boston University, New York University, University of Virginia, Tufts University, UCLA, Dartmouth College, Berkeley and numerous other highly selective colleges.