Welcome to the Upper School

Walking through the courtyards and on the pathways of our beautiful campus, I am always struck by the buzz of our Upper School students in full motion. Laguna Blanca is a pro-active community of faculty members and students who enjoy collaborating together to explore the world of scholarship. From passionate classroom exchanges to the plentiful casual conversations that occur, every interaction allows us to grow as we consider and reflect on our experiences. We are in it together as scholars, artists, athletes, and leaders. Our focused academic program is complemented by a diverse array of co-curricular opportunities. Balance is critical; we are invested to develop our students as both critical thinkers and good citizens. To that end, we have developed our advisory program which affords each faculty member an opportunity to work with a small group of students throughout their high school career. We want students to know that they have multiple layers of support from their teachers to their advisors to our administrators. As educators, it is our life’s work to expose our students to a range of academic and personal pursuits.

Opportunities for leadership roles are multifaceted in the Upper School through participation in ASB government, three student publications, theatrical productions, and the many clubs and activities open to all grade levels. The Owls have a proud history of athletic achievement in the Condor League and CIF playoffs, and our athletes of all skill levels discover the value of dedication and teamwork.

We recognize that selecting the right school for your son or daughter is a significant decision. As you work through this process, please stop by and visit the campus. Doing so will help you realize why we are so excited about the school and the many opportunities it offers.
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      Lolli Lucas, Interim Head of Upper School

Laguna Blanca is Santa Barbara’s premier private, co-educational, college preparatory day school for students in Early Kindergarten through Grade 12.