History of the school

In the spring of 1997, a group of Sonoma teachers, representing decades of experience, endeavored to bring a “Renaissance” in education to the Sonoma Valley.  This vision integrated high standards in academic achievement, with a balanced view of a young person’s learning.  The school community would support children not only in their academic growth, but also in their development of faith, the arts and athletics.  These teachers, now known as the “charter faculty,” possessed the will and hopeful determination to shepherd this emerging idea, by bringing it to a group of supportive parents and community members. 

The response to this new option for an independent education was extremely favorable.  A rare seed was planted, and a vision has become a fruitful reality for more than 18 years. We are excited to celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2017!

In searching for a name to bestow on the brand new school, the founding members of the school community sought to reach back to the Catholic roots of education in the Sonoma Valley. In 1888, sisters from the Presentation Convent in San Francisco founded a school on Napa Street in Sonoma. Thus, the name of "The Presentation School" was chosen, honoring both the past and a new beginning in education. The school moved to its new campus in 2006.

Presentation School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). And Sevis Certified to accept international F-1 Visa students.

Our students are engaged and focused in their pursuit of knowledge and understanding. In the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the community, they represent our school proudly. Further, they reach out to the local and world-wide community with projects designed to help others.