About Us

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To cultivate the intellect, courage, and compassion to lead lives of inquiry and purpose.

The Healdsburg School (THS) offers families an outstanding education for children in grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Our dynamic learning environment ensures that children experience our school as a place where they are known and learning is personalized. We embrace a differentiated educational philosophy in which our talented teachers understand the learning and developmental needs of each student and provide the necessary support and challenge to ensure our students maximize their potential in intellectual, social/emotional, creative, and physical development.

WE TEACH CHILDREN HOW TO THINK,
NOT WHAT TO THINK

HISTORY

The Healdsburg School is a thriving community of inquisitive students, collaborative families, and inspiring faculty and administration. With the vision of Sandi Passalacqua and a team of passionate community members, THS  opened in 2007 with sixteen students. The Healdsburg School today provides a nurturing environment for two hundred students in grades K-8. As an independent school, our challenging academic program ensures the mastery of basic skills and the development of higher-order thinking abilities. Our program is complemented by a commitment to the arts, physical and social/emotional well being, and a belief in service. 

Sandi
“The small class sizes are ideal for me and the freedom of being in such a close-knit community really allows me to explore and discover.
To me, THS is a family.” 

-8th Grade Student

VIVID DESCRIPTION

Academic Excellence: Students learn how to think not what to think.
Creative Arts: Students learn to express themselves and to appreciate the aesthetic in visual and performing arts.
World Languages: Students learn Spanish and Mandarin in grades K-5. Middle School students choose one on which to focus and can elect to add French.
Physical and Emotional Wellness: Students learn how to care for themselves both physically and emotionally through PE, Outdoor Education, and our SEL program.
Global Mindsets: Lower School Students engage in the International Baccalaureate program to build critical thinking skills through units of inquiry. Middle School students deepen their global awareness through projects and investigations in all disciplines, and they can participate in educational international trips.
Service Orientation: Students learn the value of service in strengthening community and fulfilling self.
Inclusive Community: Students develop their ability to see through multiple perspectives and become empathic to different points of view.

CORE VALUES

COMMUNITY       |      INTEGRITY      |      CURIOSITY      |      RESPECT      |       PERSEVERANCE