At Laguna Blanca open house, kids can explore Lower School activities.

At Laguna Blanca open house, kids can explore Lower School activities. (Courtesy photo)

Laguna Blanca School invites local families to experience the academic life that draws its energy from the collaborative dynamic between faculty and students — hallmarks of a Laguna Blanca education for some 85 years.

Students and their families can check out Laguna Blanca’s grades 5-12 curriculum in action 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 11, at its Hope Ranch campus, 4125 Paloma Drive.

Visitors can meet and ask questions of teachers, administrators, students and current parents; learn about Laguna Blanca’s co-curricular offerings and college counseling offerings, leadership opportunities, and athletics. There also will be a Q&A with a student panel.

Families interested in early kindergarten through grade 4 can visit Laguna’s Montecito campus, 260 San Ysidro Road, 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, to learn about the Lower School program while their child explores interactive workshops in art, music, technology, and LEGO engineering.

Drop-ins are welcome at both events, but registration is appreciated. Register at

Families also can take a personal tour of the school with one of its admission officers and schedule a class visit day. Tours are scheduled throughout the week on both campuses. Contact the admission office 805-687-2461 to make an appointment.

Laguna Blanca School is committed to providing a quality education to outstanding students who for financial reasons would otherwise be unable to attend the school. Some $1.3 million in tuition assistance was awarded in 2019-20 school year.

Laguna Blanca is a not-for-profit early kindergarten-grade 12 co-educational, college preparatory day school. With its experiential learning; LEGO, STEM and arts programs, and competitive athletics with state-of-the-art athletic facilities, the school offers a variety of ways in which students succeed.

For more information, visit or call 805-687-2461.

— Tara Broucqsault for Laguna Blanca School.