About Donum Dei Classical Academy
Welcome to Donum Dei Classical Academy, San Francisco’s premier Classical Christian preparatory academy. It encompasses:
Academics steeped in the classical tradition
Close partnership with parents in the education, training, and discipline of their children
Jesus Christ as Logos
Spiritually robust culture and curriculum
Why We Founded Donum Dei
Donum Dei Classical Academy, A Gift of God
In the spring and summer of 2018, a group of faithful believers gathered and sought the Lord in prayer for months, asking "What if San Francisco housed a school that provided an education for our children that was academically rigorous, classically Christian, spiritually robust, and missionally driven?" Our Founding Partners and team have worked tirelessly over the past year to develop Donum Dei Classical Academy, a Gift of God.
Together, the Founding Partners and team of Donum Dei staff and volunteers seek to provide the opportunity for your child to engage in an academy where she can develop deeply her thinking skills, grow her debate skills, nurture her oratory skills, and flourish in her heart, soul, mind, and body in the paideia, or education, of the Lord. We believe you will find that there is no other school–public or private–in San Francisco quite like Donum Dei Classical Academy.
Christine McLean, Ed. D.
Head of School
Donum Dei Classical Academy’s fine teachers serve as our living curriculum. They exemplify patience in the various learning stages and have the time to invest in every child because of small class sizes (maximum 15 students per classroom). Academy teachers patiently support student engagement and help young ones to grasp the tools of learning at various Trivium and Quadrivium developmental stages. Donum Dei Classical Academy’s teachers academically and culturally encourage student development, promoting deep and purposeful learning and producing high-quality student outcomes.
Our Mission and Vision
Donum Dei Classical Academy’s mission is to impart a rich Classical Christian curriculum full of Scriptural truth and life-giving experiences. We exist to nourish students’ hearts, souls, minds, and bodies for the purpose of growing in them knowledge, wisdom, good character, and Christ-like virtue worthy of bringing glory to our great God.
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