Montecito Schools

The Montecito Union School District

The Montecito Union School District is a public elementary school district with one school serving children in grades Kindergarten through Sixth Grades. In 1998 and again in 2014 the school was awarded the State of California’s “Distinguished School” status. Montecito Union is governed by a five-member board of trustees and administered by a district Superintendent, a Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Students. Enrollment has risen from 264 students in 1983/84 to over 400 students today.
The school boasts of a school-wide teacher/pupil average of 1/18 students in grades K-6 with a certificated teacher and a three-hour instructional assistant in each of the classrooms. In addition, the school’s staff includes specialists in art, music, physical education, technology, Spanish and library. The Montecito Union School rests on an eight-acre site nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean and serves the community of Montecito.

Crane School

Mission Statement Crane Country Day School is dedicated to providing an experiential education characterized by a thoughtful balance of academic challenge and creative expression. We thrive as a community that builds character and confidence, while celebrating the joy of learning. History Crane Country Day School was founded in 1928 to provide an enriched education to children in Pre-First (Kindergarten) through Eighth Grades. Since its founding, Crane has provided a thorough foundation in the five major subject areas of English, math, science, social studies, and foreign language. The visual and performing arts, service learning, and athletics have also been an integral part of the school program.