We are an independent, coeducational day school for grades 6-9.

SBMS was founded in 1976 by a group of students, parents, and teachers concerned about the junior high years. This group, many of whom are still involved, sought to create a school that would combine an innovative, challenging academic program with an environment responsive to the many needs of adolescent students.

For over 35 years Santa Barbara Middle School has worked to fulfill and exceed these goals. Enrollment in our dynamic student body is limited to the middle grades, our specialty.

We are located at 1321 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, and can be reached by phone at 805-682-2989. See About Our School for more!

Open House: Thank You for Visiting

For those who attended our Open House, here is the link from John's presentation, showing what some of the Teen Press's interviewees have to say about what we call the Four Sides of the DIamond.

Santa Barbara Middle School Newsletter

Welcome Visitors


Launching the new year! Find out what's immediately ahead:

9th Grade Leadership Day & Orientation, Tuesday, September 2,
First Day of School, Wednesday, September 3,
Orientation Ride & Overnight:
- Depart Thursday, September 4
- Return Friday, September 5

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Beginnings Are Important

Getting to and through SBMS safely and efficiently will be different with our new parking lot configuration.

Check out the instructions and updated map...

First Quarter Electives Sign-Up

Elective sign ups will take place Monday afternoon, September 8. From yoga to chess to rock jam & volleyball, there’s an amazing number of opportunities to explore.

Find out about the choices and requirements by clicking through…

Community Handbook

The Community Handbook is compiled each year with information about many key factors that will affect you and your student(s).

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The Scoop

Each week the news and upcoming events for SBMS is collected and published in THE SCOOP. Produced by the amazing & hard working Christine Cowles, THE SCOOP provides the information that you need know! Check it out in your email "in box" or click the link in the "Students & Parents" section of the left-hand menu (or above)!

Simple Site Map

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