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.
At the Riviera Ridge School, our world-class faculty and staff believe in and are committed to delivering a "vigorous" and personalized educational experience for every scholar, every day.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 243 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,250
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 26 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Riviera Ridge School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Year Founded
1938

Student Body

Total Students
243 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
The Riviera Ridge School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
24 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 26 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Middle School is $35,950
% on Financial Aid
40%
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Molly Seguel

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

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

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, School of Rock

School Notes

  • Our school is home to 243 students.
  • Character Independent school for boys and girls ages 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 243 total: 148 in the Lower School (JK to 5th grade) and 86 in the Middle School (grades 6 to 8)
  • Faculty and Staff 59, A high percentage have an advanced degree
  • Student-faculty ratio 6.25:1Tuition $24,500 (JK), $32,250 (K-5), $35,950 (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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Riviera Ridge School cost?
The Riviera Ridge School's tuition is approximately $32,250 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Riviera Ridge School?
The acceptance rate of The Riviera Ridge School is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 84%.
What sports does The Riviera Ridge School offer?
The Riviera Ridge School offers 7 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is The Riviera Ridge School's ranking?
The Riviera Ridge School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for The Riviera Ridge School?
The application deadline for The Riviera Ridge School is Jan. 26 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 26 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 243 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,250
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 26 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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