Nine local private schools will gather for a casual informational fair for families who are curious about the schools’ academic and financial-aid programs. The free event will be 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Unitarian Society Church courtyard, 1535 Santa Barbara St.

The fair is targeted to families interested in learning about options for junior kindergarten through 12th grade. Participating schools are:

Anacapa School
Crane Country Day School
Garden Street Academy
Laguna Blanca School
Marymount of Santa Barbara
Montessori Center School
Providence School
Santa Barbara Middle School
The Knox School of Santa Barbara
Together, these schools awarded in excess of $6.5 million in financial assistance to some 650 students this year.

— Sarah Savage for The Knox School of Santa Barbara.