The entire application packet, including all items listed below, must be complete by the application deadline of February 5, 2021 to be considered for priority consideration. For questions, please contact Director of Admissions Mandy Westerman via email.
Please note that our Admissions process, tours, and shadows for the upcoming school year may be subject to change due to COVID-19.
We are currently unable to offer on-campus tours due to COVID-19. We are excited to offer a virtual tour soon! If you have requested information you will automatically receive an email as soon as our virtual tour is ready to view! Otherwise, check back to our website regularly. We look forward to welcoming visitors onto campus again as soon as we are safely able to do so!
Open House Please join us for a Virtual Open House on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 3pm or Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 3pm.. Both events begin promptly.
Get to know SBMS-Student Perspective
With COVID-19 limiting on-campus visitors, we are excited to offer virtual opportunities to get to know SBMS better from a student perspective! This year we are doing what SBMS does best, learning and growing to adjust to these unprecedented times. As long as you have requested information (link above), you are good to go! We will be sending regular emails out to invite your student to participate in virtual lunch “shadows”, Lick the Plate cooking classes with current students and teachers, virtual Friday Town Meetings, and more! We can’t wait to welcome your student to participate in our community!
Please complete and submit the online application. There is a $100.00 application fee which is payable via credit card online, cash, or check. The application is due by February 5, 2021 for priority consideration.
The Assessment/Placement Test is a required part of the application process. The SBMS Assessment Test will be given virtually on Saturday, January 23, 2021, 9-11:30 am and Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 4-6:30pm. Please sign up to take the test via the online application. You may also contact Mandy via email or call 805-682-2989 to sign up. If your child needs special accommodation as specified in an IEP or 504 Plan, please contact Pam Boswell. The ISEE test scores are also accepted. Our ISEE code # is 054116.
Completing the application is the responsibility of the applicant family. You can easily check your student’s application to see if the application is complete by logging into the online application and clicking on "status." Applicants will be notified of acceptance or denial by mail, and letters are mailed Friday, March 5, 2021. Some applicants may be placed on a waiting list; they will also be notified by mail.
For priority consideration, the parent portion and $100 must be submitted by February 5, 2021. The file must be complete, including transcripts, three teacher forms, student section, SBMS Assessment Test or ISEE test, by February 10, 2021.
Santa Barbara Middle School cultivates in our students passion for life and life-long learning, a deep sense of trust in themselves, strength and courage to succeed at life's challenges, and compassion and respect for others.