The application window for the 2024-2025 school year has officially closed. Thank you to all those families who submitted their applications. 

Final decisions will go out on March 8th at 3:00 pm.

With gratitude,
The SBMS Admissions Team


Thank you for considering Santa Barbara Middle School for your child's future school. Santa Barbara Middle School seeks students and families from a variety of backgrounds. Our applicants come from schools throughout Santa Barbara County and also from out of state. They come with an education from private schools, public schools, home schools, and charter schools; yet they are all drawn together by a few common values: kindness, respect for one another, and a passion for learning. 
To get started, please Request Information before applying.  We will send you a packet of information to help you get to know the Four Sides of the Diamond.  To apply for admission, please follow the steps outlined on the Admissions Process page.
During the school year there are many events that will help to give you an in-depth look at our broad and unique program, and will provide valuable assistance to your decision-making process.  I encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity that you can.  
We have Open Houses, family tours, and shadow days for your student(s). We also have an Academic Fair, media presentations for our outdoor expeditions, Songfest, and opportunities for coffee with our Head of School. You’ll find dates and times for these events here.
To gather information from every possible resource, I encourage you also to speak informally with current and past members of our school community. If I can answer any specific questions for you, please feel free to contact me via email.
I look forward to meeting you and your family!
Mandy Westerman
Director of Admissions
    • Mandy Westerman

      Director of Admissions