Applicants have a one-on-one personal evaluation and participate in a Saturday playgroup to better determine a child's readiness for Laguna's programs. The personal evaluation is scheduled in January or February after the application is received. The playgroups are held in February as listed below. Parents are invited to enjoy coffee and conversation with an administrator/teacher during the playgroups.
Saturday, February 6, 2021 | 9AM or 10:45AM for Kindergarten applicants
Saturday, February 20, 2021 | 9AM for Early K applicants; 10:45AM for Kindergarten applicantsGrades 1-4
Children spend a portion of the morning visiting in the classroom with the students and teachers, as well as sit for their personal evaluation. Children visit in the grade in which they are currently enrolled (e.g. second grade applicants visit in first grade). These visits are scheduled in January and February after the application is received.
Register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) online at www.iseetest.org
, by mail, or by phone at 800-446-0320. The ISEE is offered in the Santa Barbara area on the dates listed below. Laguna requires that the test be taken by February 23 for priority consideration. If you are unable to test on one of these dates, please register to take the exam at another school or a Prometrics site at www.iseetest.org
. Laguna Blanca’s school code is 053255.January 23, 2021
| 8:30-12:30 | Laguna Blanca School, register before January 2, 2021February 6, 2021
| 8:30-12:30 | Crane Country Day, register before January 16, 2021February 20, 2021
| 8:30-12:30 | Marymount of Santa Barbara, register before January 30, 2021Please note:
Laguna accepts results from SSAT, PSAT, or SAT in lieu of the ISEE for students applying to grades 9-12. Laguna Blanca’s school code for the SSAT is 3774.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS applying to grades 5-12 are required to submit results from the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) in addition to results from the TOEFL, TOEFL Jr., or iTEP exams. Laguna Blanca’s school code for the SSAT is 3774.
When to Arrive and What to Bring
As with any test, it is recommended that students arrive well ahead of the examination start time of 9:00 a.m. having eaten a nutritional breakfast. It is also suggested that students dress in layered clothing as classroom temperatures may vary site-to-site. A small snack and water will be provided at break times during the exam. Students are asked to bring four (4) sharpened #2 pencils with erasers and two (2) black or blue ballpoint ink pens (erasable pens are permitted). No other materials—calculators, books, papers, rulers, beepers, or cell phones—are permitted in the examination room.