Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average class size and student-to-teacher ratio?

  • Average Class Size: 23
  • Overall Student-to-Teacher Ratio:  9:1
  • Maximum Class Size: 24

How many students attend THS and where do THS families reside?

There are 201 students at The Healdsburg School. Our 135 families reside in:

  • 44% Healdsburg
  • 30% Santa Rosa
  • 17% Windsor
  • 9% Other

To which high schools do THS graduates matriculate?

Our graduates have attended high schools near and far including, but not limited to: Sonoma Academy, Cardinal Newman, The Thacher School, Stevenson School, San Francisco University High School, Stanford Online High School, Summerfield, Fay School, Lawrenceville School, Healdsburg High School, Windsor High School, Santa Rosa ArtQuest, Montgomery High (IB program), Tech High, and Maria Carillo High School.

Do families volunteer at THS?

THS is a collaborative environment, and our strong family-school partnerships help sustain and grow the school as well as support each student.  We have an active Parent Organization and many fun ways to volunteer and support the school. 

Do THS students participate in competitive sports?

THS is a member of the Middle School Sports League (MSSL) in Sonoma County, competing in a variety of sports, including volleyball, flag football, cross country, basketball, and track.

What types of out-of-the-classroom learning experiences are part of the school's program?

Through the lens of curricular integration and with the goal of deepening the learning experience, students at all grade levels participate in experiential learning activities.

  • Locally, students engage in activities at Pepperwood Preserve, the Solar Living Institute, the Healdsburg Senior Center, the Pacific Air Museum, the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, Redwood Empire Food Bank, the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, and many more.
  • Activities within California include student participation in the Yosemite Institute, sailing the Alma Schooner in San Francisco Bay, environmental ed at Marin Headlands, inquiries at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, and more.
  • Nationally, 8th-grade students travel to Washington, D.C.
  • Internationally, optional Middle School student travel has included Costa Rica in 2009, China in 2013 and 2017 and Spain in 2015, Peru in 2019.

What is the tuition?

The tuition for 2019-20 is $15,100 for K-5 and $15,400 for 6-8.

How does THS create a safe school community?

Honor and respect for members of our school community, others, ourselves, and our environment are expected.  Our goal is to help students recognize a mistake or poor choice and create space for them to respond in a positive way to the accepted standards of behavior we have collectively determined as important for a healthy school community.  

Are uniforms required?

Uniforms are required in all grades.