The Howard School

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  • The Howard School serves 79 students in grades Prekindergarten-8 and is a member of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Carden Educational Foundation.
  • The student:teacher of The Howard School is 7:1 and the school's religious affiliation is Nonsectarian.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Carden Educational Foundation
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1912

Student Body

Total Students79 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeThe Howard School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(e.g. Polos and Khaki)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Established in 1934 by Mae Carden, the Carden Method® encompasses the developmental progression of every child. The comprehensive curriculum gives children the tools necessary to gain mastery of math, science, reading and writing. Reading s...kills are taught through a sequential presentation of phonics, rhythm, and visual imagery. Specialty programs including art, music, theatre, foreign language, computer and physical education are central to a Carden education. Our goal is to promote growth of the whole child including emotional and physical development coupled with the pursuit of academic excellence. Small class sizes allow teachers to work closely with each child to develop strengths and target areas of weakness. Located in the semi-rural Carpinteria Valley, our campus offers a picturesque educational environment to families from the towns of Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria, Ventura and Oxnard. Instruction is complemented by superb facilities: playing fields and an indoor gymnasium provide daily opportunities for physical activity; the theatre accommodates drama, music and special programs; and a state-of-the-art computer lab fosters computer literacy. Education at The Howard Carden School extends beyond the classroom. Students are taught leadership and responsibility in the community through participation in activities such as the Teddy Bear Foundation's, Adopt a Child for Christmas program or hosting senior citizens at school performances. They also participate in educational programs that promote relationships with local businesses and non-profit organizations including Carpinteria’s Girls Inc., with which we have partnered since 1999.

Nearby Private Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Carpinteria
    Grades: 9-12 | 280 students
    1.7 miles
    1960 Cate Mesa Road
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    (805)684-4127
    1.7 9-12
    280
  • Santa Barbara
    Grades: K-8 | 264 students
    6.5 miles
    1795 San Leandro Lane
    Santa Barbara, CA 93108
    (805)969-7732
    6.5 K-8
    264
  • Santa Barbara
    Grades: PK-8 | 226 students
    7.8 miles
    530 Hot Springs Rd
    Santa Barbara, CA 93108
    (805)969-5965
    7.8 PK-8
    226
  • Santa Barbara
    Sunrise Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-PK | 41 students
    9.7 miles
    1201 E Yanonali St
    Santa Barbara, CA 93103
    (805)560-0855
    9.7 NS-PK
    41
  • Santa Barbara
    Grades: 7-12 | 59 students
    10.8 miles
    814 Santa Barbara St
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    (805)965-0228
    10.8 7-12
    59

School Reviews

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The Howard School is unique in the emphasis it puts on teaching students how to "learn" and to also perform life's important non-academic skills with exceptional results. The teachers and administrators are excellent educators who display a passion for teaching and a deep caring for & pride in their students.
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