Tag archives: Laguna Blanca School

Latest Match at the Field
By Richard Mineards   |   May 24, 2022

Prince Harry may not be appearing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with his actress wife Meghan Markle after the Trooping of the Color ceremony next month, but he was definitely front and center at the Santa Barbara Polo Club playing in the final of the Folded Hills Pope Challenge final on Sunday. The closely […]

Laguna Blanca School Opens New Science Center
By Joanne Calitri   |   October 5, 2021

It’s open – and it’s beautiful. On Monday, September 27, there was a ribbon cutting and VIP guest reception for the new 5,500-square-foot Center for Science and Innovation at Laguna Blanca School’s Hope Ranch campus, which houses the Nakamura STEM Research and Innovation Lab, the updated Jackson Physics Labs, the Mosher Foundation Outdoor classroom, Gainey […]

Our Town’s 19th Annual Graduation Issue: Part II
By Joanne Calitri   |   June 24, 2021

The total local student graduates for this week are 120 — with 74 at Cate School, 11 at Laguna Blanca Lower School, and 35 at Crane Country Day School. For the year, there were 246 graduates at all Montecito schools. We at the Montecito Journal wish all the 2021 graduates success going forward and congratulations […]

TEDxLagunaBlanca
By Paige Levinson   |   January 23, 2020

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, Laguna Blanca School will host its third annual TEDxLagunaBlancaSchool event. With this year’s theme set as RE.IMAGINE, speakers and attendees will be encouraged to re-think what they know, rebel against what’s been done before, and re-discover truths about society and the world around them. Members of the student team have […]

Owls in Wonderland
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 8, 2018

Designed to ignite the imagination and inspire creativity, Laguna Blanca School invites the Santa Barbara and Montecito communities to jump down the rabbit hole for the ninth annual Owls in Wonderland Carnival at its Lower School campus this Sunday, November 11.  This whimsical day of interactive learning and creative play allows children of all ages […]

Laguna Blanca Celebrates 85 Years
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   September 27, 2018

On Friday, September 21, 85 years to the day since opening its doors, Laguna’s faculty, staff, and students gathered to celebrate the school and its accomplishments over the years. The All-School 85th Birthday Bash kicked-off with a pep rally in Merovick Gymnasium and a drone shot of the entire school formed in a giant 85. […]

Frame and Fortune
By Richard Mineards   |   July 5, 2018

Youngsters from Laguna Blanca School have been exhibiting their art works in the conference room of the Santa Barbara branch of Farmers and Merchant Trust Company. The exhibition, which will last three months, is organized by Mariko Tabar, art commissioner for Santa Barbara county and wife of the bank’s senior veep, Frank Tabar. Among the […]

Dr. Surber of Laguna Blanca Lower School
By Sigrid Toye   |   May 31, 2018

As I entered the parking area on the Laguna Blanca Lower School campus, everything looked as I remembered it at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Children were happily playing, staff were all present and accounted for, spring flowers could be seen placed artistically in the carefully pruned landscaping that surrounds the perimeter of […]

On the Money
By Richard Mineards   |   May 10, 2018

Laguna Blanca School’s annual gala at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara was a roaring success, with the 265 guests raising more than $500,000. The bounteous bash, with a 1920’s theme, was co-chaired by Tiffany Pelletier and Valerie Rice, with ubiquitous KEYT-TV broadcaster John Palminteri as emcee and Alicia Wilson as auctioneer, with lots including trips to Vail, […]