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11 months ago


Welcome to Hope School! Hope School is located in Santa Barbara, a beautiful Spanish colonial small city on California's central coast.  Santa Barbara's economy is based primarily on a tourist and service economy.  Our city has a rich cultural history, with many historic sites focusing on the area's cultural heritage.  We enjoy the Channel Islands offshore and the nearby Santa Ynez Mountain range, which adds to the natural beauty and unique environment of the area. Santa Barbara boasts many fine educational institutions, including the University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, and Westmont College.

We believe that the first years of formal education are critical for gaining the foundation skills and developing the habits of mind that will ensure success in later years.  Our goal is to launch children into a world of lifelong learning.  Our dedicated teachers and staff have a deep understanding of teaching and learning and within a nurturing and stimulating environment, children are challenged and supported to explore and discover their world.

Hope School is more than just a school; it is a community.  Our parents are important partners and are very involved in the school, with the Parent Teacher Association raising a significant portion of the total school site budget.  We are the Hope School Waves, and like the waves of our beautiful Pacific Ocean, we are in constant motion, a force for change in the world, today and tomorrow. Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you enjoy your visit!


Ms. Barbara LaCorte

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