Our Philosophy
Santa Barbara Middle School Philosophy
  • Honor and celebrate each student as an individual and integrate each student harmoniously into the school community.

  • Encourage each student to let her or his best efforts come forth in an atmosphere of respect and acceptance.

  • Preserve the magical and natural quality of childhood in the student.

  • Maintain an innovative educational environment that fosters the natural growth of the student.

  • Deliver educational experiences that encourage self-exploration.

  • Honor and respect the essence and core of an individual's spiritual striving without aspiring to any particular established religious denomination.

  • Strive to achieve academic excellence through nurturing the growth of the whole person with philosophical, practical, and artistic education, as well as physical challenges.