Sonoma County Schools


Are you moving to Sonoma County? If you have kids, you'll be thinking about how to choose the best school for your child. Finding the right school can be one of the biggest challenges when relocating to a new area.

On the other hand, you may already live in Sonoma County. You may be interested in choosing a new school for your child: a public school in a different school district, a charter school, or a private/independent school in the county.

You have many options when choosing a school in Sonoma County. This PDF overview from the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) is a good starting place.

Private Schools in Sonoma County, CA

Readers of Bohemian magazine selected these two schools as the best private schools in the North Bay area (which includes Sonoma County) for 2005.

  • Sonoma Country Day School is the only CAIS-accredited independent K-8 school in Sonoma County. Established in 1983, it offers academics, arts, music, drama and sports.

  • Sonoma Academy is the only CAIS-accredited independent high school in Sonoma County.

According to the SCOE, there are 61 other private schools in Sonoma County. Here are some additional resources to help you identify and choose an appropriate school for your child:

Public Schools in Sonoma County, CA

According to the SCOE, there are 174 public schools in Sonoma County, including 20 charter schools.