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Visit Providence

There is no better way to get to know a community than to experience it firsthand. We provide families with several opportunities to visit our campuses. Schedule an individual campus visit, plan a shadow day for your student, or attend admission information events.

Campus Locations

We are located on two campuses, both in the heart of Santa Barbara. They are just three miles apart; an easy 10-minute drive.

  • Our San Roque campus, located at 3225 Calle Pinon, serves Preschool–Grade 6.
  • Our downtown campus, located at 630 E. Canon Perdido Street, serves Grades 7–12.

Scheduled Individual and Family Visits
Providence is pleased to create a visit to fit your family’s schedule and needs. You will be provided with a tour, a classroom visit, and an opportunity to ask questions and have a conversation with an admissions director and division principal, who can provide a personalized educational consultation for your child.

Please contact the appropriate admission director listed at the right who will be happy to schedule a family campus visit to suit your needs.

Shadow Day
Be a Providence student for a day! Attend classes, share a meal, and meet with teachers and coaches (for the middle and upper school divisions). High school students can speak with the college counselor to learn how Providence students are coached and prepared for the college application process. At the same time, you will learn of the impressive college acceptance rates of Providence students.

Please contact the appropriate admission director listed at the right to schedule a Shadow Day.

Open Houses
Parents, grandparents, and students are invited to “Experience Providence.” You will be provided opportunities to meet with faculty, current students, parents, and recent alums. Mini-sessions on academics, the integration of faith in the curriculum, extra-curricular activities, fine arts, athletics, and admission and tuition assistance will be provided.

Please visit our calendar to see upcoming admission events and call or email one of the admission directors listed at right to let us know you will attend. We look forward to seeing you at one of these events!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 8:30 am—10:00 am
Kindergarten Drop-In Day (Parents only)
San Roque campus

Our unique Kindergarten program inspires joy in learning in a nurturing environment that integrates faith with academics to prepare students for success in the elementary years. Join us to learn more.

  • Visit the classroom

  • Ask current parents and teachers questions

  • Learn about Providence kindergarten

This is a parent-only event open to all current preschool and elementary parents. It’s never too early to start dreaming about the next step of your child’s educational journey!

Please RSVP: Tawny Kilpper

Monday, February 24, 2020, 8:10 am—3:15 pm 

Freshman for a Day! (Students only)
Canon Perdido campus

Current eighth-grade students—from any school— are invited to spend a day trying Providence’s high school program on for size. You’ll be amazed by all the opportunities available and the BIG experience a small school can provide.

Please RSVP: Emilee Hurlbert

Calendar of Additional Events

Information Receptions
Parents of current Providence families graciously open their homes during the year for casual, informative receptions. You will receive information as they are scheduled. All are welcome to attend any of these events as they suit your schedule and location. Please contact one of the admission directors listed at right to let us know of your interest in receiving invitations to these informal receptions.

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