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Preschool Admission Process

To be eligible for preschool enrollment, please submit a preschool application and $50 application fee.

Once you have submitted the completed application form and fee, you will receive a confirmation email. As soon as possible, we will contact you to discuss the enrollment options. Space may not be immediately available but could become available up until the first day of school. Early application is one of the enrollment consideration factors. Please contact Julia Davis, Director of Preschool Admission, with any questions.

Our preschool is designed to nurture children as they develop in both age and maturity. Therefore, classroom placement is determined by both chronological and maturational readiness. For this reason, you may be asked to bring your child to campus to spend time with children and teachers as we determine the appropriate classroom: Room 1, Room 2, or Pre-K.

When considering candidates to fill a space in our preschool, we examine a variety of factors including gender, desired enrollment days, and chronological age. Additionally, because we are a school that serves students from preschool through twelfth grade, we prioritize families who intend or are open to continuing into our Lower School (K-6) program.  If you would like to learn more about the Lower School program, please contact Matt Knoles, Principal of Lower School.

Your child will remain in the applicant pool for the entirety of their preschool eligibility. If at any time you wish to be removed from the applicant pool, please let us know. If your desired enrollment days change at any time, please contact us to update your preferences.

Occasionally, we may be able to admit students for January enrollment. Please indicate on your application form if you are interested in January enrollment.

Due to our program and structure, students are required to be fully toilet-trained before entering the program.

Application Form

Download the application form.

Complete the form and return it with a $50 application fee made out to Providence School.

Send the form and check directly to:

Julia Davis, Director of Preschool Admission
Providence School
3225 Calle Pinon, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Once the Office of Admission receives your application you will be contacted to confirm receipt and discuss enrollment.

Application Timeline

Applications received by February 8 will be notified of acceptance by March 8. After February 8, applications are accepted on a rolling basis until classes are filled.

Providence admits students of any race, color, gender, nationality, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

Admissions Department

We look forward to walking alongside your family as you explore all Providence has to offer your son or daughter.

Julia Davis
Director of Preschool Admission
phone: (805) 962-3091
email: jdavis@providencesb.org

Tawny Kilpper
Director of Admissions (K-12)
phone: (805) 962-3091
email: tkilpper@providencesb.org

Emilee Hurlbert
Admissions Associate (7-12)
phone: (805) 962-4400
email: ehurlbert@providencesb.org