The Science Research Program is a two-year course of study which selects motivated Owls from an already bright student body to pursue an invigorating and deeply edifying odyssey into the weeds of scientific inquiry.

Studies begin with a select first-year class where focus is sharpened with a generous application of speakers, directed reading, and pointed class discussions. Here, students are asked to channel their enthusiasm in a broad survey of scientific method and individual research.

In the second year, each student is paired with a local mentor and embarks on a thorough examination of one specific area of study, fashioning that inquiry into a comprehensive report. Projects cover fields such as theoretical physics, engineering, psychology, and artificial intelligence. 

The program culminates with a night of presentations that is both a celebration and an homage to the defense of master’s thesis.
Laguna Blanca is Santa Barbara’s premier private, co-educational, college preparatory day school for students in Early Kindergarten through Grade 12.