Thank you for considering Santa Barbara Middle School for your child's future school. Santa Barbara Middle School seeks students and families from a variety of backgrounds. Our applicants come from schools throughout Santa Barbara County and also from out of state. They come with an education from private schools, public schools, home schools, and charter schools; yet they are all drawn together by a few common values: kindness, respect for one another, and a passion for learning. Our rich academic program is enhanced by creative arts and sports, challenging outdoor education, and community involvement. We seek children who want to try their best in each of these four areas.

You can begin with requesting an Information Packet.



During the school year there are many events that will help to give you an in-depth look at our broad and unique program, and will provide valuable assistance to your decision making process.

We have two Open Houses and bi-weekly family tours. We also have an Academic Fair, media presentations for our outdoor expeditions, Songfest, and our graduation ceremony, which we call Rites of Passage.

You’ll find dates and times for all of these on the admissions timetable.

To gather information from every possible resource, I encourage you to speak informally with current and past members of our school community. If I can answer any specific questions for you, please feel free to contact me, whit@sbms.org.
I look forward to meeting you and your family!

Warmly,



--Whitney Ingersoll
Admissions Director

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