• Laguna

Welcome to New Students and Their Families

Gaining admission to Laguna Blanca School indicates that you are a student of uncommon ability and talent, a student who possesses the skills, flexibility, and confidence to meet with enthusiasm the demands and challenges of the future and who will push the edge of change to invent solutions. You are ambitious, curious, motivated, and welcome a challenge. You understand that in taking academic risks, you become an agile learner—stronger, better, smarter.

You are joining a community of learners who share in common a love of learning and spirit of inquiry, who think passionately about their responsibility to the wider world, and who care intensely about each other. Deciding to attend Laguna is a defining moment. It brings into focus the core of who you are and the wonder of what you can become. It says your view of the future embraces possibilities, not limitations.

We are confident you will thrive here, and we look forward to welcoming you to the community. By following the links on this page, you will find important information about life at Laguna Blanca School. We have done our best to anticipate your questions, but we expect there will be others. You may contact us at 805.724.0255 with your questions or if you wish to make an appointment to revisit the school.

Welcome to Laguna,
The Admission Office Team

Enrollment Contracts

For those electing to enroll at Laguna Blanca School, and we sincerely hope you will, contracts are due for newly admitted students by Friday, March 22, 2019. This will secure a position for your child at Laguna Blanca for the 2019-20 school year.

All tuition payments, regardless of the plan selected, begin May 1, 2019.

Nuts & Bolts

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  • School Hours

    Lower School (Grades EK-4)
    Classes begin at 8:15 a.m. and the school day ends at 3PM. Please Note: Early Kindergarten and Kindergarten students attend from 8:15AM to 12PM for the first week of the school year. Full day classes for both Early Kindergarten and Kindergarten begin on Monday, September 9.

    Middle and Upper Schools (Grades 5-12)
    School begins at 8:15AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and 9AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. School ends at 2:50PM every day.
  • Summer Reading

    At Laguna, there is suggested summer reading for students in Grades EK-4 and required reading for students in Grades 5-12.

    Click here for a list of 2019 summer reading by grade level.
  • Summer Mailings

    The school sends out information in early August regarding the start of school. Please watch for this packet and contact the Lower School office or the Middle/Upper School office at 805.687.2461 if you do not receive this information.
  • Bus Transportation

    Laguna offers bus service on a subscription basis in the mornings and afternoons between the Lower School and Hope Ranch campuses. You will receive information about signing up for this service in the summer mailing.
  • Lunch Program

    Laguna has a Fresh Lunch Program available on a subscription basis. The lunch program is offered five days per week on both the Lower School and Middle/Upper campuses. Menus and sign-up information will be available in the summer mailing. Laguna does not have a cafeteria.
  • Books

    Grades EK-6
    The school provides all books and classroom supplies. The school offers specific information regarding suggested backpacks, shoes, etc. in the summer mailing.

    Grades 7-12
    At the end of July 2019, students may find a complete list of required books at our new online bookstore (link to come!). Books may be purchased from our online bookstore or any vendor of your choice. Please ensure that you have the correct course name, teacher, and ISBN number BEFORE purchasing textbooks. If you anticipate your child’s schedule changing, it may be best to delay purchasing the textbook(s) until the selected coursework is finalized.
  • Laptops for Learning

    All grade 5-8 students are required to bring their own laptops or netbooks to school every day. Click here for more information.

    The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program requires students in grades 9-12 to bring their own device to school every day to use in their classes. A cell or smart phone does not meet the requirements for BYOD. Click here for more information.