The Riviera Ridge School

The RivieraRidge School is an independent school for children from age 3 through 8th grade that places equal value on the intellectual, social-emotional, and ethical dimensions of learning to prepare bright, confident, and caring young people for the next adventures of their lives.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 221 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,950
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 3 / rolling

Top Rankings

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
221 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
The Riviera Ridge School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
24 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 3 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Middle School is $29,950
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Molly Seguel
Admissions Associate
Jaime Nelson


Total Sports Offered
7 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, School of Rock

School Notes

  • Our school is home to 225 students.
  • Character Independent school for boys and girls age 3 (Junior Kindergarten) through 8th grade. The Riviera Ridge School places equal value on the intellectual, social and emotional, and ethical dimensions of learning.
  • Campus Adjacent Lower School and Middle School campuses in north Santa Barbara, with the mountains of Los Padres National Forest providing an inspiring backdrop.
  • Students 225 total: 130 in the Lower School (JK to 5th grade) and 95 in the Middle School (grades 6 to 8)
  • Faculty 39, A high percentage have an advanced degree
  • Student-faculty ratio 6.25:1 Tuition $18,000 (JK), $26,950 (K-5), $29,950 (6-8)
  • Financial aid 40% of families receive financial aid. The Riviera Ridge School's unique Kaleidoscope World Religions program; class trips to the Sierras, Iceland, and elsewhere; design thinking; eclectic learning opportunities such as robotics, swimming, surfing, jewelry making, School of Rock, and Service Brigade, among others.
Profile last updated: 07/21/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 221 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,950
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 3 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Santa Barbara County, CA is $30,754 for elementary schools and $41,604 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Barbara County, CA is 60% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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