Starr King Parent-Child Workshop
At Starr King, guided by child-development professionals, parents learn with their children and see their children’s world expand. For more than 65 years, Starr King has attracted a diverse population of parents who are interested in being actively involved in their children’s learning during the precious preschool years and also in developing their own parenting skills. Together they explore and experiment in the beautiful organic environment Starr King offers. Working and learning together cooperatively with other parents creates a true community. For many families, the school community provides a support system and social network and even an extended family.
The Knox School of Santa Barbara
The Knox School of Santa Barbara offers an exemplary program developed specifically for gifted children; our respectful and supportive approach to learning optimizes each student’s intellectual, academic, social and emotional development.
The mission of the Knox School of Santa Barbara 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.
The Knox School of Santa Barbara provides a rigorous and stimulating academic environment and high caliber curriculum combined with an individualized, ability-based (instead of age-based), and inquiry-based approach to learning in order for students to develop critical and creative thinking skills and retain a deep love of learning. The school retains a professional and supportive faculty sensitive to the instructional and emotional needs of gifted students and who are strongly dedicated to providing the highest quality education. The school is committed to ensuring respectful accommodation and a variety of strategies to meet all learning styles and continuing to develop instructional strategies and academic and affective curriculum based on current research and best practices.
AHA! serves teens and families year-round with after-school programs in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria, a summer program in Santa Barbara, and in-school programs in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Goleta.
“Our aim is to create a community of socially and emotionally intelligent adolescents who are committed to compassion, character, positive creative expression, and the celebration of diversity.”