Upcoming Events!



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The 28th Annual Orchard 2 Ocean (O2O) 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run

March 14th, 2020

Summerland School Running Club members can register free of charge!

Help hydrate those thirsty runners - bring your juice box donations to the school office by Thursday, March 12th

About Summerland School


Dedicated Educators

First-Rate Curriculum

First-Rate Curriculum

Learning is easier when you have an excellent teacher. Our committed staff provide a stimulating and cooperative environment in which children become well informed, imaginative, and effective  decision-makers capable of working independently and collaboratively. Students are encouraged to take risks and try their best through meaningful tasks and projects. Because of Summerland's small size, students are able to support one another in their academic and social growth. Our faculty are passionate about the subjects they teach and bring their enthusiasm into their lessons.


First-Rate Curriculum

First-Rate Curriculum

First-Rate Curriculum

 Summerland School is perched high on a hill in the tiny seaside town of  Summerland, CA, and is the smallest elementary school in the Carpinteria Unified School District. Nestled on less than an acre, it is the jewel of public schools. Summerland School consistently ranks at the top of the Academic  Performance Index scores not just in Santa Barbara County, but  across the entire state. Founded in 1890, it serves K-5 grades in  three classrooms (K/1, 2/3, and 4/5) today. Combined grades, a  dedicated and talented staff, and support from parents inside and  outside the classroom is our recipe for success. Our school is also  known for celebrating the arts and the  earth through its hands-on gardening program. 



First-Rate Curriculum


At a time when small neighborhood schools seem to have all but  disappeared, Summerland School remains committed to providing the highest quality education in a nurturing environment. Our K-5 public school offers a dazzling vista in a  neighborhood setting. Summerland School has educated students for more than one hundred years and is a bedrock of the community. Our symbiotic relationship with the town of Summerland benefits all as, we share our culture of giving and community awareness with the larger Carpinteria/Summerland area. We are committed to the intellectual growth of our children as well as the cultural growth of our community.

Involved Parents

Parents for Summerland

Parents for Summerland (PFS) is a volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3)  organization that serves as the fund-raising arm of the school. We organize three main fundraisers per year: the Jog-A-Thon in the fall, the Wine 'n Waves Community Event, and the All-School Play in the spring. Smaller fundraisers are often created for special projects throughout the year. 

With shrinking state budgets school administration relies on parent groups to help bridge ever-widening funding gaps. Parents contribute hundreds of volunteer hours each year to raise the funds to help pay for PE instruction, music, art, field  trips, classroom supplies, library books, etc. They also invest time and energy to maintain our school library, assist in the classrooms, drive on field trips, organize special events, and beautify the campus! 



Where does the money go?

PFS has  an operating budget of approximately $55,000 per year.

 These dollars are raised from family, friends, local businesses, and community members to support the children in the following programs:

  • Curriculum Enrichment 
  • Field Trips
  • School Events
  • Fundraising Expenses
  • Administration Expenses
  • Educational Consultants

We need your help! Please make a tax-deductible donation today. 



Many thanks for your kind support of our children!

All donations are 100% tax deductible.
​PFS is a registered  501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN 54-2088413).