MIDDLE SCHOOL EVENTS & VISITS

  

PERSONAL MEETINGS AND TOURS

The Admissions Office team looks forward to meeting you and learning about your child. We are available by appointment for in-person meetings and tours or virtual meetings via Zoom if preferred. Please call 805.687.2461 or email us to schedule a date.
  

CLASS VISIT DAYS FOR STUDENTS GRADES 5-8

Visiting classes plays an important role in helping a student determine whether Laguna Blanca is a good match academically and socially. We believe this is an important part of the school search process; therefore, the receipt of an application prior to scheduling is not necessary. Visiting students arrive at the admission office prior to the start of school and are paired one-on-one with a host student whom they shadow for classes.
  

EVENTS

We are thrilled to offer both in-person and virtual events to give you a flexible and informative admissions experience.

IN-PERSON EVENTS

Middle School Parent Class Visit Day & Luncheon
Monday, December 5, 2022, 10:15AM
Capture the essence of Laguna's learning environment, observe the dynamic relationship between student and teacher, and discover the richness your child will experience at Laguna Blanca. Enjoy lunch with teachers and students immediately following the class visits.

Head of School Coffee
Monday, February 6, 2023, 9AM
This event offers you the opportunity to meet and speak personally with Head of School Ron Cino, members of the Board of Trustees, other administrators who may be present, as well as current parents at the school. The warm ambiance of the event lends itself to casual conversation and friendly camaraderie.

VIRTUAL EVENTS

Virtual Admission Connection with the Division Head
Monday, January 9, 2023, 9-9:30AM
Engage with Head of Middle School Shane Lopes for an informative look at Grades 5-8.

Virtual Open Mic Monday - Science Research and Humanities Programs
Monday, January 23, 2023, 12:15PM
Lunch virtually with Staci Richard and Ashley Tidey, PhD to learn more about these unique Laguna programs. A Q&A session follows the presentation.

Virtual Parent-to-Parent Connection
Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 5:30PM
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 5:30PM
Participate with current Laguna parents in informative Zoom discussions to learn more about Laguna Blanca's signature programs, faculty, academics, the arts, athletics/PE, parent involvement, and school culture. Hosted by Laguna's Family Association.

Virtual Student-to-Student Connection
Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 5:30PM
Upper and Middle School students share their experiences and answer questions regarding life at Laguna Blanca. Through a Zoom Q&A session led by Laguna student ambassadors, gain insight into why students are passionate about their classes, teachers, Laguna's signature programs, their sports teams, and the campus culture. For prospective students only, please.
  

PREVIOUS EVENT RECORDINGS

Grades 5-8 Virtual Open House
November 15, 2022

Virtual Head of School Coffee for Applicant Families
Ron Cino, Head of School
Monday, February 7, 2022

Virtual Open Mic Monday: College Counseling
Matt Struckmeyer, Director of College Counseling
Monday, January 31, 2022

Virtual Open Mic Monday: Humanities & Experiential Learning
Dr. Ashley Tidey, Experiential Learning Coordinator
Monday, January 24, 2022

Grades 5-12 Virtual Open House
Thursday, January 21, 2022

Virtual Open Mic Monday: Science Research Program
Staci Richard, Science Department Chair
Monday, January 10, 2022

Virtual Open Mic Monday: Athletics & College Recruitment
Matt Steinhaus, Director of Athletics
Monday, December 6, 2021

Virtual Open Mic Monday: Middle and Upper School Curriculum
Anna Alldredge, Director of Teaching and Learning 
Monday, November 15, 2021

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