The Santa Ynez Valley Family School is
more than a fully accredited, independent school on a beautiful campus. We provide a community that wraps around your child to ensure a very personal experience of success. In addition to small class sizes, teachers collaborate across grade levels to meet each child’s needs.
Family Style Learning
On the playground you will see teachers interacting with students of all ages, and 5th grade Buddies helping out their Kindergarten Little Buddies. Parents stay to play with their children at drop-off and support each other at the coffee cart, with play dates, and a listening ear.
The Independent School Advantage
Our teachers are able to choose from the best of the educational materials and programs available and adapt them to the specific needs of their students. Critical thinking skills are developed at all grade levels, as there is no pressure to move quickly through subjects to meet government mandated requirements.
Family School is an Independent, Nonprofit
Preschool and K-5 School
The Family School nurtures confident, engaged learners through:
• intentional learning opportunities
• collaborative relationships and
• creative expression
to build a strong educational foundation to inspire a love of learning.