Top 5 Best Santa Barbara Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 15 private schools serving 2,534 students in Santa Barbara, CA (there are 33 public schools, serving 13,703 public students). 16% of all K-12 students in Santa Barbara, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
The best top ranked private schools in Santa Barbara, CA include St. Raphael Elementary School, Crane Country Day School and Providence School.
The average acceptance rate is 66%, which is lower than the California private school average acceptance rate of 84%.
33% of private schools in Santa Barbara, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Santa Barbara Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Fusion Academy Santa Barbara
Fusion Academy Santa Barbara Photo - Classes at Fusion are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom. Students have different teachers for different subjects, and teachers act as mentors in the one-to-one setting.
Alternative School
510 State Street, 2nd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| students
Bishop Garcia Diego High School
Bishop Garcia Diego High School Photo
(Catholic)
(40)
4000 La Colina Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 967-1266
Grades: 9-12
| 282 students
1795 San Leandro Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
(805) 969-7732
Grades: K-8
| 260 students
Laguna Blanca School
Laguna Blanca School Photo
4125 Paloma Dr
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 687-2461
Grades: PK-12
| 437 students
Providence School
(Christian)
3225 Calle Pinon
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 962-3091
Grades: NS-12
| 379 students
2130 Mission Ridge Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 569-1811
Grades: PK-8
| 243 students
St. Raphael Elementary School
St. Raphael Elementary School Photo
(Catholic)
160 Saint Josephs St
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
(805) 967-2115
Grades: PK-8
| 283 students
Santa Barbara Middle School
Santa Barbara Middle School Photo - Every Friday morning at 6:45, anyone who choses, meets at the beach for a sunrise swim. We circle up as a community. The 9th graders read a quote for the week, then whomever wants to, runs in for a morning wake up plunge! After a few waves are ridden, the dip is followed by hot chocolate, coffee and donuts!
(14)
1321 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 682-2989
Grades: 6-9
| 181 students
Anacapa School
814 Santa Barbara St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 252-3825
Grades: 7-12
| 52 students
4500 Highway 154
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 701-4036
Grades: PK-8
| 8 students
3324 State St Ste M
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 687-9031
Grades: 10-12
| 7 students
Garden Street Academy
Garden Street Academy Photo - Garden Street Academy Santa Barbara, CA
2300 Garden Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 687-3717
Grades: K-12
| 137 students
Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School
Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School Photo
(Catholic)
530 Hot Springs Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
(805) 969-5965
Grades: PK-8
| 188 students
St. Therese Classical Academy
(Catholic)
33 E Micheltorena St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 683-1111
Grades: 7-12
| 21 students
Sunrise Montessori School
Montessori School
1201 E Yanonali St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 560-0855
Grades: PK-K
| 56 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Santa Barbara, CA?
The top ranked private schools in Santa Barbara, CA include St. Raphael Elementary School, Crane Country Day School and Providence School.
How many private schools are located in Santa Barbara, CA?
15 private schools are located in Santa Barbara, CA.
How diverse are private schools in Santa Barbara, CA?
Santa Barbara, CA private schools are approximately 31% minority students, which is lower than the California private school average of 51%.
What percentage of students in Santa Barbara, CA go to private school?
16% of all K-12 students in Santa Barbara, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Santa Barbara, CA?
33% of private schools in Santa Barbara, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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