||Students leave Santa Barbara Middle School with an enthusiasm for learning, self-assuredness, commitment to service, compassion, and respect for others. They are solidly prepared to handle the academic challenges of high school.
The majority of our students excel in the GATE/Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) programs in high school and go on to attend the finest universities in the country. Each year our alumni receive top academic honors and community service awards in both high school and college.
SUCCESS IN HIGH SCHOOL
In a recent survey of SBMS alumni, classes 2005-2010, the average GPA was 3.975 and 83% took AP, GATE or Honors level courses in high school. Fifty percent of these alums were accepted into one of the high school academies (Multimedia & Design Academy, Visual Arts & Design Academy, International Baccalaureate, Green Academy, etc.).
Upon graduating from one of the local public high schools, ten of our recent alumni earned the President’s Award for Academic Excellence. Of those ten, they also earned the following awards:
California Scholarship Federation Seal Bearers (4)
National Honor Society members (3)
National Merit Scholarship Program - Commended Students (3)
International Baccalaureate Certificates in Math, Spanish and Visual Arts (3)
200% Community Service Awards (3)
UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES THAT OUR GRADUATES ATTEND(ED)
California Institute of Technology
California College of the Arts
College of the Atlantic
George Washington University
Johns Hopkins University
The Juilliard School
Lewis and Clark
New York University
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SUNY Purchase College
UC Los Angeles
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz
University of Colorado
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Illinois
University of New Hampshire
University of Puget Sound
University of the Pacific
University of Pennsylvania,
Wharton School of Economics
University of Washington
Warren Wilson College
MAKING CHANGE IN THE WORLD
We routinely hear from our alumni that Santa Barbara Middle School was their most powerful and influential educational experience. Our graduates view the world as an opportunity for learning, adventure, and service.
To hear from some alumni in their own words, please visit "Life After Middle School", as interviewed by the SBMS Teen Press. Brief quotes are also available in the "Testimonials" section.