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Head of School Welcome


Welcome to Donum Dei!

Donum Dei exists to be a gift of God to the families and churches who call San Francisco home. At Donum Dei, we seek to impart a rich classical Christian curriculum full of Scriptural truth and life-giving experiences. This curriculum is deeply integrated with Christ as its center and comes to life in the hands of our godly, experienced teachers and education partners across our Grammar and Logic Schools.

One of my greatest professional joys has been to join the Lord on the journey He has set out for me as the Head of School for Donum Dei Classical Academy. Through prayer, contemplation, and pursuit of His purpose for my life, it became clear that He had prepared me in advance to envision, pioneer, and lead the development of a classical Christian academy in San Francisco. My heart’s desire is to rally our team to follow Him as He leads us in the building up of this ministry of education, an academically rigorous and spiritually formative academy culture and community.

There is truly no other learning community in San Francisco — public or private — quite like Donum Dei Classical Academy! I warmly invite you to look into Donum Dei, believing that you will taste and see that the Lord is good in San Francisco. Come and behold the journey we are on as we join with others to build a strong foundation where Christians can flourish, thrive, and rest in this great city.

Christine McLean, Ed.D.
Head of School

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