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Public Schools: Elementary

Carpinteria Area

Aliso School (K-5)

4545 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013
aliso.cusd.net

Principal: Holly Minear

Every Aliso family has the opportunity to receive a free computer for their home and is given internet services at a reduced rate, and parents are given appropriate training.

Canalino School (K-5)

1480 Linden Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013
canalino.cusd.net

Principal: Jeffrey Madrigal

Instructional Assistants work with each teacher through small group instructions. 500 students.

Carpinteria Family School (K-5)

1400 Linden Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013
cfs.cusd.net

Principal: Leslie Ann Gravitz

An educational alternative with the belief that children come to school already immersed in their learning and have their own strengths and interests. School garden is integral part of curriculum. 71 students.

Summerland

Summerland School (K-5)

135 Valencia Rd., Summerland, CA 93067
summerland.cusd.net

Principal: Holly Minear

Small businesses support and enhance curriculum. 69 students.

Montecito Area

Cold Spring School (K-6)

2243 Sycamore Canyon Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108; coldspringschool.net

Superintendent/Principal: Tricia Price, EdD

The staff’s development focus is on Visible Thinking Routines, which helps to guide learners thought processes to think beyond facts and encourage them to probe the certainty of their own ideas.
157 students.

Montecito Union School (K-6)

385 San Ysidro Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
montecitou.org

Dean of Students: Monica Hammonds

The school’s staff includes specialists in art, music, physical education, technology, Spanish, and library. 400 students.

Santa Barbara Area

Adams Elementary School (K-6)

2701 Las Positas Rd., Santa Barbara,
CA 93105; (805) 563-2515
sbceoportal.org/adams

Principal: Amy Alzina

Additional support in English language development, speech, vocal and instrumental music, art, library, and computer literacy.

Adelante Charter School (K-6)

1102 E. Yanonali St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 966-7392; adelantecharter.com

Principal: Juanita Hernandez

A Spanish/English two-way immersion school providing students with the unique opportunity of a bilingual education. All students are provided the opportunity to become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural.

Cleveland Elementary School
(K-6, year-round school)

123 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara,
CA 93103; sbcleveland.org

Principal: Dr. Cynthia White

In July of 1998, the Cleveland School community culminated a two-year study for continuous learning systems for elementary-age students, with the adoption of a year-round school calendar. Students attend three 60-day trimesters of instruction, while their three months of vacation are evenly distributed throughout the school year. Each vacation period is one month long.

El Camino School (K-6)

5020 San Simeon Dr., Santa Barbara,
CA 93111; elcamino.goleta.k12.ca.us

Principal: Liz Barnitz

A No Excuses University school, one of a network of schools united in the conviction that all children, even those living in poverty or learning English, can be academically successful and attend college. 300 students.

Franklin Elementary School (K-6)

1111 E. Mason St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103
franklinschooleagles.com

Principal: Casie Killgore

In January 2011, a pilot afterschool program, iCANetwork (Incredible Children’s Art Network) was launched at Franklin Elementary School, providing free music instruction to approximately 40 1st and 2nd graders.

Harding University Partnership School (K-6)

1625 Robbins St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
sbunified.org/schools/elementary-schools/harding-university-partnership-school

Principal: Vanesha Davis

As of fall 2012 the University School has achieved status as an International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) designation, making it the only Santa Barbara elementary school currently using this highly acclaimed approach that emphasizes 21st-century skills and international mindedness.

McKinley Elementary School (K-6)

350 Loma Alta Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93109
mckinley.sbunified.org

Principal: Tia Peterson Blickley

Part of the Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN), which brings high-quality arts programs to children in Santa Barbara County, particularly those least likely to receive them.

Monroe Elementary School (K-6)

431 Flora Vista Dr., Santa Barbara,
CA 93109; sbceoportal.org/monroe

Principal: Celeste Darga

“Inclusion” model: All students are served for general education in heterogeneous classrooms. Students are grouped (and regrouped) for daily instruction in math and language arts. Project Read, a multi-sensory, structured language arts program, supports the established reading program and provides a consistent approach to the teaching of phonics and written language. For limited and non-English language learners, a Planned Variation program teaches English.

Monte Vista School (K-6)

730 N. Hope Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93110 montevistaschool.org

Principal: Nancy Lorenzen

Weekly innovative P.E., art, and music classes.

Open Alternative School (K-8)

4025 Foothill Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
oas.sbunified.org

Principal: Karen McDonald

A child-centered holistic educational experience that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit of each child. A solid academic program is backed up by an instructional approach that supports children in becoming intrinsically motivated and responsible for their own learning.

Peabody Charter School (K-6)

3018 Calle Noguera, Santa Barbara,
CA 93105; peabodycharter.org

Principal: Demian Barnett

The Exploration Center consists of a building housing three sections: a science wing, a computer lab, and a library, each allowing the school to fulfill its role in serving our community. Ceramics and fine arts classes daily with artists in residence.

Roosevelt Elementary School (K-6)

1990 Laguna St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
rooseveltschoolsb.org

Principal: Dr. Donna Ronzone

Discipline Based Art Education emphasizes art history and criticism as well as studio art; 6th-grade trip to Outdoor School; participation in Los Marineros, a marine biology program developed by the Museum of Natural History; afterschool programs; 3rd- to 6th-grade instructional music program where everyone gets to borrow an instrument if they do not have one.

Santa Barbara Community Academy
(K-6, year-round school)

850 Portesuello Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 sbceoportal.org/sbca

Principal: Alicia Saballa-Santana

An official Core Knowledge visitation school in addition to covering required California Standards–based curricula. SBCA has a year-round calendar, uniforms, full-day kindergarten, and an emphasis on parental involvement.

Washington Elementary School (K-6)

290 Lighthouse Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93109
washingtonschool.us

Principal: Anne Egan Hubbard

Each month there is an academic and a personal goal for each student. Specific students are acknowledged monthly in a school assembly for excellence in the academic and the personal areas.

Goleta Area

Brandon School (K-6)

195 Brandon Dr., Goleta, CA 93117
brandon.goleta.k12.ca.us

Principal: Felicia Roggero

430 students.

Ellwood School (K-6)

7686 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93117
ellwood.goleta.k12.ca.us

Principal: Abby Vasquez

441 students.

Foothill School (K-6)

711 Ribera Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93111
foothill.goleta.k12.ca.us

Principal: Mary Post

447 students.

Hollister School (K-6)

4950 Anita Ln., Santa Barbara, CA 93111
goleta.k12.ca.us/schoolsites/Hollister

Principal: Ryan Sparre

450 students.

Hope School (K-6)

3970-A La Colina Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
hopesdk6.org

Principal: Barbara LaCorte

Focus on Essential Standards for ELA and mathematics and through the use of Research-based Differentiated Grouping and Instructional Strategies.

Isla Vista School (K-6)

6875 El Colegio Rd., Goleta, CA 93117
goleta.k12.ca.us/schoolsites/iv

Principal: Mary Kahn

Founded in 1999, I.V. School integrates a specialized program for children with autism. Member of THRIVE, a public/private collaborative focused on preparing children for school readiness through a variety of integrated services to families beginning prenatally.
516 students.

Kellogg School (K-6)

475 Cambridge Dr., Goleta, CA 93117
kellogg.goleta.k12.ca.us

Principal: Kimberly Bruzzese

A diverse student population and a school garden. 370 students.

La Patera School (K-6)

555 N. La Patera Ln., Goleta, CA 93117
goleta.k12.ca.us/schoolsites/lapatera

Principal: Dr. Ricardo Araiza

Aligned with the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), as are the new practices of FactsWise, Number Talks, and Coherent Writing.

Mountain View School (K-6)

5465 Queen Anne Ln., Santa Barbara, CA 93111
mtnview.goleta.k12.ca.us

Principal: Ned Schoenwetter

Students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades can choose to participate in three discrete curricular units that have a GATE or Higher Level Thinking Skills (HLT) component.

Santa Barbara Charter School (K-8)

c/o Goleta Valley Junior High School,
6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta, CA 93117
sbcharter.org

Director of Education: Bev Abrams

Opportunities are available for home schooling children to attend school one or more days a week where they work with specialists, then join the rest of the school for recess, elective activities, and performances.

Vieja Valley School (K-6)

434 Nogal Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
viejavalleyschool.org

Principal: Mariann Cooley

Technology, Art, and Music programs.

Santa Ynez Valley Area

Ballard School (K-6)

2425 School St., Solvang, CA 93463
ballardschool.org

Principal: Allan Pelletier

106 students.

College School (K-1)

3525 Pine St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
collegeschooldistrict.org

Principal: Maurene Donner

After 1st grade, these students continue to Santa Ynez school, the other school in this District. 228 students.

Santa Ynez School (2-8)

3325 Pine St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
collegeschooldistrict.org

Principal: Maurene Donner

1,025 students.

Santa Ynez Valley Charter School (K-8)

3525 Pine St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
syvcs.org

Executive Director: Mark Palmerston

K-8 Music, Arts and Garden Education Programs, as well as a multi-age buddy program. 200 students.

Private Schools: Elementary & middle

Carpinteria Area

Howard School (K-8)

5315 Foothill Rd., Carpinteria, CA 93013
thehowardschool.org

Headmaster: Joel Reed

In its 100th year. The Carden Method® is a proven educational philosophy that presents a sequential and interrelated curriculum where the principle is that it is a school’s responsibility to “teach a child how to think, not what to think.”

Montecito Area

Crane Country Day School (K-8)

1795 San Leandro Ln., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
craneschool.org

Head of School: Joel Weiss

An independent coeducational day school, Crane provides a learning environment in which children may grow intellectually and realize personal creativity beyond the curriculum. 259 students.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Elementary School
(K-8)

530 Hot Springs Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
olmc-montecito.com

Principal: Karen Regan

Strong educational programs in a safe, caring, and inclusive Catholic learning environment as prescribed in the documents of the Vatican Council II.

Santa Barbara Area

El Montecito School (at San Roque, K-6)

3225 Calle Pinon, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
elmoschool.com

Director: Jeanine Morgan

An academic Christian education. 160 students.

Garden Street Academy (K-12)

2300 Garden St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 gardenstreetacademy.org

Dean: John Dewey

The Garden Street Academy began in 2002 under the name San Roque School. The focus is on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL).

The Knox School of Santa Barbara (K-8)

1525 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 knoxschoolsb.org

Executive Director: Angela Tanner, PhD

An independent, nonprofit, non-sectarian day school, offering an exemplary program developed specifically for gifted children and serves multi-aged grades from Kindergarten through 6th grade (grades 7 and 8 will be added for the 2014-15 school year).

Laguna Blanca School (K-12)

4125 Paloma Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
lagunablanca.org

Interim Head of School: F. Richard Marracino

An independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school.

Marymount of Santa Barbara (K-8)

2130 Mission Ridge Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 marymountsb.org

Head of School: Andrew Wooden

An independent school with a Catholic tradition that has a student-to-teacher ratio of eight-to-one, open to students of all faiths.

Notre Dame School (K-8)

33 E. Micheltorena St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 notredamesb.org

Principal: Sr. Judy Flahavan

A Catholic elementary school that has Common Core Standards, enhanced by educational technologies.

Providence a Santa Barbara Christian School, Lower Campus (K-6)

3723 Modoc Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93105
providencesb.org

Students develop Christian values by weaving biblical principles and a Christian worldview into every component of the program. This school feeds into the upper campus grades 7-12.

Santa Barbara Middle School (6-9)

1321 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
sbms.org

Head of School: Brian McWilliams

The only independent, accredited school for grades 6-9 in California. A flexible curriculum allowing for advanced study in math and foreign language with placement above grade level for qualified students in all grades. In addition, all 9th-grade students take Honors Physics and have the option to enroll in Honors English.

Goleta

Coastline Christian Academy (K-8)

5950 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Goleta, CA 93117
coastlinechristianacademy.com

Principal: Mary Osgood

Founded in May 2001 by parents who wanted an affordable Christian School. Biblical perspective is woven into all subjects. Started at 39 students;
now has 100.

Montessori Center School (K-6)

401 N. Fairview Ave., #1, Goleta, CA 93117
mcssb.org

Head of School: Patricia M. Colby, PhD

The Montessori Method develops the intellectual, physical, creative, emotional, and social skills of children.

Santa Barbara Montessori School (K-8)

7421 Mirano Dr., Goleta, CA 93117
sbmontessori.com

Head of School: Jim Fitzpatrick

Faculty and staff is a three-generation blend of veteran teachers (some with more than 40 years of Montessori classroom experience). School is in its 39th year.

St. Raphael Elementary School (K-8)

160 St. Joseph St., Santa Barbara, CA 93111 straphaelschoolsb.org

Principal: Michelle Limb

Educate all children in preschool through 8th grade in mind, body, and spirit by imparting the values of the Catholic Church through a rigorous curriculum.

Waldorf School of Santa Barbara (Pre-K–8)

401 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta, CA 93117 waldorfsantabarbara.org

Formed in 1984 by a group of parents, now has more than 100 students and two campuses; Waldorf is the largest independent, nondenominational school system and the fastest-growing private school movement in the world.

Santa Ynez Valley Area

Santa Ynez Valley Christian Academy (K-8)

891 Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
syvca.org

Principal: Scott Carleton

Academic education set forth in the framework of Christian instruction and example.

Public Schools: Middle

Carpinteria Area

Carpinteria Middle School (6-8)

5351 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013
cms.cusd.net

Principal: John Merritt

513 students.

Santa Barbara Area

La Colina Junior High School (7-8)

4025 Foothill Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
lcjhs.org

Principal: David L. Ortiz

About 20 percent of La Colina students are enrolled in the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program.

La Cumbre Junior High School (7-8)

2255 Modoc Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
lacumbrejhs.org

Principal: Jo Ann Caines

Core Knowledge–based learning and also an interdisciplinary Honors program. The school offers a comprehensive program for English Language Learners, including Sheltered instruction.

Santa Barbara Junior High School (7-8)

721 E. Cota St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103
sbjhs.org

Principal: Lito Garcia

The only junior high school in Santa Barbara that offers advanced foreign-language classes like Spanish 3-4, Latin 3-4, and French 3-4. Curriculum-based experiences and technology lab that features a recording studio and technology stations for use alongside a fully equipped woodshop.

Goleta

Goleta Valley Junior High School (7-8)

6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta, CA 93117
gvjh.sbunified.org

Principal: Veronica Rogers

The school’s participation in the National Science Foundation’s Partnership for School Innovation actively involves students with science.

Public Schools: Secondary

Carpinteria Area

Carpinteria High School (9-12)

4810 Foothill Rd., Carpinteria, CA 93013
warriorcountry.com

Principal: Gerardo Cornejo

The Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) works with SBCC’s School of Culinary Arts and Hotel Management to offer three dual-enrollment courses and a career path for students.

Rincon/Foothill High School (9-12)

4698 Foothill Rd., Carpinteria, CA 93013
rincon.cusd.net

Principal: Kristin Mayville

Rincon conducts instruction every school day and each student takes six classes per semester while taking on credit recovery through independent study. Foothill independent study meeting on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m., and students complete all their assignments at home or at the local library.

Santa Barbara Area

Alta Vista Alternate High School
(9-12, independent study only,
alternative school)

215 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
sbunified.org/schools/high-schools/alta-vista-alternative-high-school

Principal: Frann Wageneck

An alternative school of choice, serves traditional independent-study students (working, professional athletes or musicians, or unique circumstances necessitating independent study).

La Cuesta Continuation High School (9-12)

710 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
sbunified.org/schools/high-schools/la-cuesta-continuation-high-school

Principal: Frann Wageneck

La Cuesta Continuation High School is a comprehensive alternative-education program offering a variety of instructional options to meet the educational needs of students, with classes kept small.

Middle College

Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93109
sbcc.edu/middlecollege

A limited number of local high school students who want to earn a high school diploma in the SBCC environment may complete their high school requirements through an Independent Study Program while also taking classes at SBCC.

Santa Barbara High School (9-12)

700 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103
sbhs.sbunified.org

Principal: John Becchio

There are three Academies or pathways: MAD Academy (Multimedia Arts & Design Academy), VADA (Visual Arts & Design Academy), and The Green Academy (a succession of courses and projects participate: FoodLab, AP Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, our Independent Studies Projects, and Internships).

Goleta Area

Dos Pueblos High School (9-12)

7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta, CA 93117
dphs.org

Principal: Shawn Carey

The Academy at Dos Pueblos High School (The Academy) was established in 2008 to provide students who have been unsuccessful in the school system the personalized attention and support they need to be successful in both school and life. This is a three-year program. The Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy (DPEA) provides 21st-century skills via a project-based education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.

San Marcos High School (9-12)

4750 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
smroyals.org

Principal: Ed Behrens

The Accelerated Academic Program for Leadership and Enrichment (AAPLE) is a program designed to offer the most rigorous four-year academic pathway in the county while simultaneously providing hands-on, leadership, and enrichment opportunities for a diverse group of the highest achieving students in the district. Two academies: Entrepreneurship Academy and Health Careers Academy.

Santa Ynez Valley Area

Refugio High School
(10-12, continuation school)

2975 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez, CA
refugioisd.net

Counselor-in-Charge: Mandy Ganz

For students who find traditional educational programs unsuited to their particular needs. Shorter grading/credit periods (18 days in length), smaller class sizes on a smaller campus, and individualized educational programs. 34 students.

Santa Ynez Valley Union High School (9-12)

2975 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez, CA
syvpirates.org/Domain/47

Principal: Mark Swanitz

In a partnership with CyArk, a leader in the development of 3-D digital scanning devices, San Francisco State University, and the California Missions Commission, students at SYVUHS were part of a new project to digitally preserve Mission Santa Inés in a 3-D model and the first high school students in the world to learn this innovative technology. 1,000 students.

Private Schools: Secondary

Carpinteria Area

Cate School (9-12)

1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria, CA 93013
cate.org

Headmaster: Benjamin D. Williams IV

Small preparatory school with some individually designed research and directed studies projects is set on 150 acres in the foothills. Class size at Cate typically averages 12 students. 265 students.

Santa Barbara Area

Anacapa School (7-12)

814 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 anacapaschool.org

Headmaster: Gordon Sichi

An independent, coeducational, WASC-accredited, college-preparatory day school with small classes that promotes excellence in academics and the fine and performing arts. 69 students.

Bishop García Diego High School (9-12)

4000 La Colina Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
bishopdiego.org

Head of School: Dr. Paul Harrington

An independent catholic school promotes a Christian environment open to students of all faiths.

Garden Street Academy (K-12)

2300 Garden St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 gardenstreetacademy.org

Dean: John Dewey

The Garden Street Academy began in 2002 under the name San Roque School. The Focus is on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL).

Laguna Blanca School (K-12)

4125 Paloma Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
lagunablanca.org

Interim Head of School: F. Richard Marracino

An independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school.

Providence, a Santa Barbara Christian School, Upper Campus (7-12)

630 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 providencesb.org

Heads: Chris Rutz and David O’Neil

Students develop Christian values by weaving biblical principles and a Christian worldview into every component of the program.

Santa Ynez Valley Area

Dunn School (6-12)

2555 Hwy. 154, Los Olivos, CA 93441
dunnschool.org

Head of School: Mike Beck

A college-preparatory school where there is a student-run café and an art studio on campus.

Midland School (9-12)

5100 Figueroa Mountain Rd., Los Olivos, CA 93441 midland-school.org

Head of School: Will Graham

A coeducational, college-preparatory boarding school. It is located on a 2,860-acre working ranch. Rigorous academics are combined with intensive immersion in the environment, self-reliance, and environmental stewardship. 80 students.

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