5300 Figueroa Mountain Rd.

P.O. Box 481

Los Olivos, CA 93441




P:  (805) 688-5440 

F:  (805) 688-2661


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 ​The Family School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity. We encourage the enrollment of children of diverse abilities and backgrounds.​   Lic. # 421708698​ 


Carmen Sandoval

Sʰamala Teacher

  • California Credentialed Sʰamala Chumash Language and Cultural Educator

  • A.A. Anthropology, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California

  • A.S. Radiologic Technologist, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California

  • ARRT Registered Radiologic Technologist (R.T.), National and State of California Board Certified

  • Master Gardener, a graduate of the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens Master Gardener Program, a University of California Cooperative Extension, UC Agriculture Certificate Program

  • Edible School Yard Academy, Berkeley, California

  • We welcome all Family School students to our Sʰamala Language and Culture program. With the cultural landscape near the base of our scared mountain ʼOwotoponuš it provides for an amazing hands on material cultural experience.


  • Our Sʰamala program offers hands on traditional knowledge learning in Sʰamala Chumash History, Culture and Language.

  • The curriculum is based on World Language Standards and has been developed for all ages. 



 We look forward to seeing all families and friends this new school year!


With Carmen