Crane Country Day School

1795 San Leandro Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-0931
Tel: (805)969-7732
Grades: K-8 | 270 students
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7th Grade QED Project allows students to pursue their interests and passions through a 16-week independent study with an expert mentor.
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7th Grade QED Project allows students to pursue their interests and passions through a 16-week independent study with an expert mentor.
Upper School Trip Week takes students snorkeling and exploring environmental stewardship on Catalina Island (6th Grade), zip-lining and developing teamwork and leadership skills in the San Bernardino Mountains (7th Grade), and river rafting, hiking, and spending time with school children and locals in Costa Rica (8th Grade).
The Lower School Track Meet competes against local schools to practice teamwork, sportsmanship, and physical fitness.
Each 8th Grader presents a Current Event at a daily all-school assembly, in conjunction with their public speaking class.  The daily assembly allows students to perform and present in front of the entire school community, developing stage presence and public speaking skills.
Upper School students develop a strong conceptual understanding through experiential learning and hands-on lessons and programs.
The Upper School Service Learning program empowers students to care for one another and the world around them by letting them choose the organizations to support and develop ways in which to help.  At any one time, 8–10 local and international organizations are being supported by Crane students.
The Upper School Musical gives students a stage to express their musical and theatrical abilities. Past shows include Aladdin, Peter Pan, and High School Musical.
Lower School Spring Study Week immerses students in a thematic study through complete experiential education.  Classrooms are transformed into dynamic learning environments where students participate in cross-grade workshops and attend guest presentations.  Past themes have included Native Americans, The Renaissance through Leonardo da Vinci, and Latitude 0: Journey around the Equator.
Crane Country Day School is dedicated to providing an experiential education characterized by a thoughtful balance of academic challenge and creative expression.
We thrive as a community that builds character and confidence, while celebrating the joy in learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1928

Student Body

Total Students 270 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Crane Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 5 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $24,000
% on Financial Aid
20%
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Erin Guerra

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Surf Team, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoccerSurf Team,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Advisories, Chess Club, Chorus, Discoveries Workshops, Math Counts, Math Super Bowl, Spring Musical, Student Council, Tech Crew, Technology Task Force, Xylophone Ensembles, Yearbook Advisories, Chess Club, Chorus, Math Counts, Spring Musical, Tech Crew, Yearbook, Discoveries Workshops,
Math Super Bowl,
Student Council,
Technology Task Force,
Xylophone Ensembles,

School Notes

  • Mission Statement: Crane Country Day School is dedicated to providing an experiential education characterized by a thoughtful balance of academic challenge and creative expression. We thrive as a community that builds character and confidence, while celebrating the joy in learning.

Profile last updated: 11/11/2015

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