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​ 

​​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

​                OUR MISSION

 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.