El Montecito School San Roque

  • El Montecito School San Roque inspires a deep love of learning about the world and our Creator.
  • We seek to prepare each individual student to think critically, reason logically, and communicate clearly while loving God and others wholeheartedly.
  • We are a private non-profit school located in the lovely San Roque neighborhood of Santa Barbara.
  • Founded in 1958, El Montecito School provides academic Christian education to 160 children beginning with two-year-old preschoolers through Sixth Grade.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Christian Schools International (CSI)
Other religious school association(s)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationOther
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1958

Student Body

Total Students139 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeEl Montecito School San Roque Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,960
Tuition NotesTuition for preschool ranges from $3281–$8857
Admissions DirectorJulia Davis

School Notes

  • There's something special about an ELMO kid. It's something so deeply rooted that you can still see it decades later. At the core is a strong, pervasive faith and personal character. Character that cannot be taught only molded over time. Investing in a Christian school education raises up students of faith, integrity, humility and compassion who are ready to make an impact inside and outside the classroom. 
  • ELMO students love to learn. There's a lasting curiosity and respect for others that spills over. Teachers come alongside students as they explore, question and wonder about the world and develop a biblical worldview. El Montecito School San Roque develops students with a love for learning in a private school environment. We are located in the San Roque neighborhood of Santa Barbara.

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