San Domenico Accreditation
SISTERS of ST. DOMINIC
CONGREGATION of the MOST HOLY NAME
1520 Grand Avenue
San Rafael CA 94901-2236
November 13, 2017
STATEMENT FROM THE DOMINICAN SISTERS OF SAN RAFAEL
During the past several months, the leadership team of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael has prayed, reflected, studied, and consulted on the best way forward for San Domenico School’s accreditation.
They have determined that the School will no longer be a Catholic school, and will not be recognized by the Archdiocese of San Francisco as such. Likewise, the School will no longer be accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).
Going forward, the School will continue to be an Independent School and remain accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). San Domenico School will continue to be a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
San Domenico School has, and will continue to honor, its Catholic and Dominican heritage. The Dominican Sisters and San Domenico School are deeply committed to remaining in relationship with one another and to the mission of the School. The Sisters also explained their decision to San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and remain deeply committed to their relationship with the Archdiocese.
While this decision was a difficult one for us to make, we feel confident it is the right one at this time for the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael and San Domenico School.