Top 5 Best Santa Barbara Private Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 15 private schools serving 2,672 students in Santa Barbara, CA (there are 33 public schools, serving 13,427 public students). 17% 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 Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara Middle School and The Riviera Ridge School.
The average acceptance rate is 62%, which is lower than the California private school average acceptance rate of 84%.
40% of private schools in Santa Barbara, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Santa Barbara Private Schools (2022-23)

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
(805) 292-9658
Grades: 6-12
| n/a 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
| 286 students
1795 San Leandro Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
(805) 969-7732
Grades: K-8
| 263 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
Providence School Photo - Students enjoy hands-on learning in science and other STEM programs
(Christian)
(2)
3225 Calle Pinon
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 962-3091
Grades: NS-12
| 286 students
2130 Mission Ridge Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 569-1811
Grades: PK-8
| 221 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
| 182 students
Anacapa School
814 Santa Barbara St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-0228
Grades: 7-12
| 52 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
Notre Dame School
Notre Dame School Photo - Notre Dame School is a Catholic elementary school in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.
(Catholic)
33 E Micheltorena St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-1033
Grades: K-8
| 237 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
| 209 students
St. Therese Classical Academy
(Catholic)
33 E Micheltorena St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 683-1111
Grades: 7-12
| 19 students
Sunrise Montessori School
Montessori School
1201 E Yanonali St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 560-0855
Grades: PK-K
| 53 students

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