The Santa Barbara Education Foundation (SBEF) promotes community investment in public education to ensure equity and access to an innovative, world-class education that inspires confidence, competence, and creativity in every student in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
Get Ahead Program Summer School
SBEF offers a unique program for motivated students looking to get ahead during the summer. Held at San Marcos High, The Get Ahead Program offers students the chance to make new friends, learn in a fun, fast-paced environment, and earn up to 10 units of high school credit. Registration for summer 2018 is currently open!
Give to Santa Barbara Schools!
Life-changing opportunities are made possible with community support–that’s you! You can help create the educational opportunities that all Santa Barbara students deserve! Show your support for our students with a gift to the Santa Barbara Education Foundation today. Because when you invest in a child’s educational experience, you help create a better future for everyone!
Year-end Appeal 2018
Show your support for our students with a gift to the Santa Barbara Education Foundation today. When you invest in a child’s educational experience, you help create a better future for everyone!
SBEF is offering $75,000 in grants for SBUSD teachers to buy supplies, tools, and encourage the development of creative and innovative teaching. The application deadline is this Friday, Nov. 30. Apply for your Teacher Grant today!
State of Our Schools
On November 15, Superintendent Cary Matsuoka of the Santa Barbara Unified School District discussed today’s local education issues.
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Current operation and program spending breakdown
- Academic Support
- Early Childhood Education
- Mental Health
- Music & Performing Arts
Academic Support 51%
Early Childhood Education 14%
Mental Health 10%
Music & Performing Arts 9%
PIANOS ON STATE
A favorite event in Santa Barbara, Pianos on State is a collaborative and interactive musical experience that takes place during Arts and Humanities month in October. The eighth annual installment will take place October 2nd-16th 2017, the longest run of Pianos on State to date! Each piano becomes its own piece of art as local Santa Barbara artists create individual looks.