For more background about the admissions process, as well as the substance and history of the school, watch interviews with Whitney in the Faculty section of the website. Here are some admissions-related questions:
We welcome applicants for openings in sixth and seventh grades. A few well-qualified students are accepted into the eighth grade. It is highly unusual for an opening in the ninth grade.
Santa Barbara Middle School enrolls students who are willing to be kind, respectful, and do their best in their classes. We select those whose applications, recommendations, and testing indicate that they can thrive at our school and will be contributing members of our community..
Criteria for admission
Santa Barbara Middle School welcomes and admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, or religious preference. Students with disabilities are considered for admission using the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as a guide. There are limitations to the kind and extent of accommodations we can successfully provide at Santa Barbara Middle School. The school admits students with disabilities who fundamentally fit the school’s mission, programs, policies, and staffing.
Our graduates matriculate to the local public high schools and to all of the independent schools in the Santa Barbara area: Cate School, The Thacher School, Midland School, Laguna Blanca, Bishop Garcia Diego, Anacapa School, and Dunn School.
These are some of the colleges attended by our alumni:
Please take a few minutes to view our Admissions video "Imagine Your Future", or read our brochure by clicking on "It's Our Specialty". I welcome and encourage you to speak informally with current and past members of our school community. Again, thank you for your interest in our school.
If you have any questions, please call Admissions Director, Whitney Ingersoll at 682-2989, ext: 111 or email Whitney@sbms.org.
We look forward to meeting you!