Santa Barbara Middle School's outdoor program is recognized for its excellence. Through riding and other intensive outdoor activities, students face challenge and adversity. Ultimately, they discover their inner strength and the depth of their compassion for others. This process of self-discovery is a critical part of our education program. Our students learn self-reliance, concern for peers and a life-long attitude of service.
What we offer to students through these journeys truly cannot be duplicated. Our itineraries have been developed over 40 years, in concert with our academic curriculum. The sequence and timing of our expeditions, as well as recurrent themes and locations, are inspired and inspirational. The participation of our faculty and staff builds uncomparable mentor relationships, and the cohesive organization reflects our ever-deepening understanding of adolescent needs for growth and challenge.