Thank you for your interest in Laguna Blanca—an Early Kindergarten through Grade 12 private college preparatory day school. Laguna is a close-knit and welcoming learning community for employees, students, and families. Located on two beautiful campuses with state-of-the-art facilities and a talented and dedicated workforce, students genuinely enjoy learning and feel safe trying new and challenging things. With a school-wide commitment to our core values of scholarship, character, balance, and community, teachers are empowered to create spaces and programs that thrill and inspire.  


Laguna Blanca offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees. Learn more about the benefits and perks of being an Owl.

Current Openings

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  • Upper School History Instructor

    Laguna Blanca School seeks a full-time, passionate, and dedicated Upper School history teacher to join our talented faculty. 
    • Teach five classes of social science coursework across the Upper School curriculum.
    • Possess knowledge of inquiry-based pedagogy including project-based learning and other progressive approaches.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and commitment to ongoing growth in this area.
    • Serve as a member of the Social Sciences Department, attending departmental meetings, developing and updating course curricula and supporting the work of the department.
    • Serve as a member of the applicable grade-level team(s) of teachers meeting on a regular basis to plan, develop, and coordinate student support in alignment with the mission of the school.
    • Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Head of School and the Upper School Head.
    • Serve as an advisor, overseeing the academic and social growth of a group of advisees.
    • Communicate progress and concerns with tact and professionalism to parents and, as appropriate, other faculty, staff, and/or Head of School.
    • Discuss academic difficulties or behavioral problems with students as they arise.
    • Maintain required documentation for individual student files, attendance and incident reports, and other necessary records.
    • Build and maintain positive relationships with parents and families.
    • Enforce safety and security standards for students, staff, and visitors.
    • Maintain knowledge of research, developments, and best practices in secondary education.
    • Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree and teaching credential highly preferred.
    • 3-5 years of teaching experience; 5+ highly preferred.
    • Knowledge of the current theories, techniques, and methodologies in social science pedagogy.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Experience with collaborative project-based learning.
    • Creative analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the proven ability to maintain professionalism and tact in high-stress situations.
    • Ongoing maintenance of all requirements regarding Laguna’s professional courses and in-services required.

    • Encourage a culture of mutual respect and equitable practice. 
    • Exhibit knowledge of student cognitive development and various learning styles.
    • Communicate effectively with students and families about classroom activities and student progress. 
    • Demonstrate content knowledge. 
    • Set high academic achievement expectations. 
    • Identify and support students’ social, emotional, and behavioral learning needs. 
    • Implement project-based learning techniques and strategies.  
    • Facilitate and design effective group work. 
    • Provide timely feedback and collaborate with faculty to offer specialized support.
    • Foster student growth through Student-Led Conferences (SLC).  
    • Showcase student work within the community.
    • Scaffold instructional activities that facilitate engaging and appropriate learning opportunities.  
    • Differentiate instruction based on feedback, needs, and learning levels. 
    • Provide opportunities for student engagement through “voice and choice.” 
    • Create relevant and authentic learning experiences.
    • Implement backward design to align all lessons, activities, and assessments.
    • Design formal and informal assessments that measure student progress.

    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.
    • Must be able to traverse school facilities and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency.

    Salary range $50,000 - $105,000 depending on experience.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision and retirement.
  • Substitute Teacher

    Laguna is looking for Substitute Teachers that will be on our Hope Ranch campus who would be available to cover classes when a member of the faculty is sick or away on a planned
    absence. Must be comfortable being in person on campus with students and have experience with students in Grades 5-12.

    Competitive applicants will possess the following skills and attributes:
    • Experience teaching middle school, and/or high school students
    • Knowledge of Google Suite tools to access classroom materials
    • Dependability to arrive on time, respond to substitute requests, and connect with the Sub-Coordinator
    • Ability to address a range of students with differing learning styles in order to proctor the day’s activities and expectations set by the faculty member.
    • An interest in collegial collaboration
    • High energy level and positive attitude
    • Strong communication skills, including verbal and written
    • Use and knowledge of technology in education
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
    • Ability to successfully develop and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, students, and families

    • The most qualified applicants will have classroom/library and/or campus experience and must possess a strong desire to take an active role in the school. Candidates should be technologically proficient and possess excellent communication skills. Bachelor's Degree and experience expected, advanced degree and teaching credential preferred.
    Laguna Blanca implemented and follows all safety protocols as recommended by the CDC and County Public Health. Upon hire, the applicant must complete a LiveScan, TB Test, and Covid test and submit to periodic maintenance testing for Covid.

    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times
    • Must be able to traverse school facility and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency
  • Bus Driver

    Laguna Blanca School is seeking a qualified school bus driver. Candidates must be certified school bus drivers with an air brake certificate. We are a close-knit community looking for someone who works well with children and the rest of our community. Candidates must be able to pass a background check and comply with state and federal regulations.

    This position will primarily run the morning and afternoon shuttle between our two campuses in Hope Ranch and Montecito. There are also field trips that will provide additional hours. This position will typically be 25-30 hours per week with a minimum of 25 hours per week.

    Please call or email Brian McDonald to apply at (805) 698-7173 or
All individuals who work with our students and perform services for Laguna Blanca School are required to be fingerprinted for purposes of a criminal background check.  Laguna Blanca School uses the fingerprint results to assist in making informed decisions and as such, all individuals working for hire must successfully complete the fingerprinting process prior to the start of the first workday with students. A negative TB Test within the past 12 months is required.

Laguna Blanca School does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any characteristic that is legally protected under applicable local, state, or federal law. This nondiscrimination policy includes but is not limited to admission, financial aid, educational programs, athletics, and employment.


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