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Local Private Schools

Crane Country Day School is a co-educational Kindergarten-8th Grade independent school located on 11 beautiful acres in Montecito, CA. Founded in 1928, Crane delivers an experiential education characterized by a thoughtful balance of academic challenge and creative expression. Our time-tested tradition of active and collaborative learning challenges students to think critically, and their voices, and care for one another and the world around them. At Crane, we understand that how we teach is just as important as what we teach.

1795 San Leandro Lane, Montecito | 805-969-7732

Laguna Blanca School is an EK-12 co-educational, college preparatory day school. Building upon its 80-year tradition of academic excellence with new and innovative teaching methods and programs, LB provides students with a supportive community that promotes deeper learning, and values student balance and well-being. With its thriving experiential learning, LEGO, STEM, and art programs, competitive athletics, and state-of-the-art athletic facilities, the school offers a variety of ways that students can succeed.

EK-GR. 4: 260 San Ysidro Road, Montecito | 805-687-2461

Grades 5-12: 4125 Paloma Drive, Hope Ranch

Building on a 78-year tradition of excellence, Riviera Ridge School supports the whole child and shares their journey as they grow in all areas. Our dedicated, professional faculty know how to inspire a thirst for knowledge and growth mindset in every child! At its heart, a Riviera Ridge education is student centered. At every level-junior Kindergartner to 8th grade- students learn and grow respectful, encouraging, and safe surroundings. Individualized attention, careful monitoring of progress, and constant communication with parents ensures that each student’s need and aptitudes are recognized and addressed.

2130 Mission Ridge Road, Santa Barbara | 805-569-1811

Montessori Center School is celebrating 50 years of providing excellent Montessori education to children in the Santa Barbara area. At MCS, children 18 months through 6th grade experience the joy that a Montessori educations affords. With an exceptional and well-trained faculty, low ratios, enriched facilities, and numerous specialist programs, MCS is able to serve the needs of 21st century learners. MCS offers onsite after-school care, foreign language, music, PE, art, garden, and multiple after school enrichment programs.

401 North Fairview Avenue, Goleta | 805-683-9383

Founded in 1976, Santa Barbara Middle School is an independent, coeducational day school for grades 6-9. Through our students’ immersion in stimulation Academics, Creative Arts and Sports, Community Service, Career Studies and Outdoor Education, we prepare students for their future by providing a defining educational experience. Our school is based on mutual respect, teamwork, and unique understanding of the adolescent years. SBMS graduates are admired for their intellectual curiosity, academic excellence, creativity, and “ca-do” confidence. Our motivated graduates excel in the Honors and AP programs in high school and go on to attend the nest universities across the country and abroad.

1321 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara | 805-682-2989

Cate School combines the academic rigor of East Coast prep schools with the ad- venturous spirit of the West Coast. Sure you could sum us up as a college-preparatory boarding school in California, but that fails to capture the spirit of the place, the community, and the culture. Founded in 1910, Cate is a four-year, coeducational college preparatory boarding school in Southern California. We look for exceptional and motivated students who want to fully immerse themselves in a challenging educational experience.

1960 Cate Mesa Road, Carpinteria | 805-684-4127

Bishop Diego Garcia High School is a Catholic, Independently governed, college preparatory high school dedicated to teachers who realize hidden potential in every student. The 16 acre closed campus boasts exceptional athletic facilities for students to compete in 19 different sports. With a strong community presence and more than a 100 years of excellence in Catholic education, Bishop Diego has much to offer students of all faith traditions. Financial aid is avaliable.

4000 La Colina Road, Santa Barbara | 805-967-1266 X118