Welcome to The Knox School of Santa Barbara, a private school serving 1st through 8th grade and specifically designed for the gifted learner. Our mission is to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment where, alongside an engaging and challenging curriculum, the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students are respected and compassionately supported.
Gifted children require a unique educational setting to retain the joy of learning and the opportunity to maximize their potential. Surrounding a gifted child with a community of his/her peers strengthens and supports that child’s development. Teachers who are conversant with the gifted population’s characteristics provide a nurturing environment, supportive and respectful of both the students’ strengths and needs. The Knox School of Santa Barbara is committed to providing a student-centered, talent- and strength-based model as well as a project/inquiry-based curriculum to optimize each student’s intellectual, academic, social and emotional development.
The Knox School of Santa Barbara Open House
January 21, 2017
The Knox School of Santa Barbara for Gifted and Talented Children serves children in grades 1-8. Our highly individualized curriculum meets students at their ability level to optimize their intellectual and academic development. Small class size, high teacher to student ratios, hands-on learning and differentiated, meaningful instruction all ensure students thrive. Valuing the children’s deep intellectual curiosity, high ethical standards, and emotional sensitivities, the School provides a receptive, nurturing, student-centered environment encouraging inquiry and independence and connecting experiences to the outside world through volunteerism and exceptional field-trips. Core classes are supplemented by a comprehensive STEAM program, Fine Art, World Language, Performing Arts, Physical Education, and Mindfulness. Located in downtown Santa Barbara, the school environment is one of rich self-discovery, encouraging children to become educated, thinking, and moral citizens.
Come join us Saturday, January 21st at our Open House to learn more about The Knox School’s educational approach and curriculum. A presentation by Founder and Director, Angela Tanner, will start at 10:00 am, followed by visits to the classroom and refreshments. Children are welcome to attend!
The Knox School is situated at 1525 Santa Barbara St., on the campus of the Unitarian Society across from Alice Keck Park Gardens. We look forward to welcoming you to The Knox School!