The Family School

5100A Figueroa Mountain Road
Los Olivos, CA 93441-0934
Tel: (805)688-5440
Grades: PK - 5 | 83 students
The Family School is an accredited independent nonprofit co-educational preschool through 5th grade school located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, 6 miles from the center of Los Olivos.
Serving close to 90 students, The Family School provides challenging, developmentally appropriate academic and artistic programs that establish a strong educational foundation and inspire a love of learning.
A low student/teacher ratio (12:1) provides individual attention for each child and fosters close, caring relationships between and among teachers and students.
The curriculum design assures that students master the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics, and that their studies are authentic and meaningful.
Science (including hands-on ecology and environmental studies), Spanish, physical education, art, musical theater, and social studies, taught by specialty teachers, are integrated into the school week  across the grade levels providing a broad enriched program.     

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 5
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 83 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 7%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade The Family School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid 30%

School Notes:

The Family School believes that children are born eager to learn, and that given the proper tools, will continue to seek out knowledge all their lives. The school supports our students' joy of learning by creating an enthusiastic and safe learning environment. Our teachers cultivate curiosity, encourage participation in a wide range of activities, and provide the foundation and time for children to make powerful connections. The entire school community demonstrates respect for each individual in an atmosphere of trust and alliance.

The Family School is dedicated to:

  • The education of the whole child: physical, emotional, intellectual, and social.
  • The nurturing of the child's positive self-image and self-respect in an atmosphere of trust and dignity, instilling self-discipline, and engendering respect for others;
  • The development of the child's critical and creative thinking processes for problem solving, conflict resolution, tolerance, understanding, and effective communication;
  • Working together with families and encouraging parent participation in both the school and the child's learning experience.








Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Midland School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dunn School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Children's Montessori School (20.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Los Olivos
    Grades: 9-12 | 80 students
    0.1 miles
    Po Box 8
    Los Olivos, CA 93441
    (805)688-5114
    0.19-12
    80
  • Los Olivos
    Grades: 6-12 | 227 students
    0.2 miles
    Po Box 98 2555 W Highway 154
    Los Olivos, CA 93441
    (805)688-6471
    0.26-12
    227
  • Santa Ynez
    Grades: K-8 | 104 students
    4.4 miles
    891 N Refugio Rd
    Santa Ynez, CA 93460
    (805)688-3830
    4.4K-8
    104
  • Lompoc
    Grades: K-12 | 26 students
    19.2 miles
    816 N C St
    Lompoc, CA 93436
    (805)736-9826
    19.2K-12
    26
  • Lompoc
    Grades: K-8 | 152 students
    19.7 miles
    219 W Olive Ave
    Lompoc, CA 93436
    (805)736-6210
    19.7K-8
    152

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