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The Family School is a Independent, Nonprofit
Preschool and K-5 School

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.


The Family School nurtures confident, engaged learners through:

• intentional learning opportunities

collaborative relationships &

creative expression

to build a strong educational foundation to inspire a love of learning.

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