Barbara is a community rich in educational opportunity. There are
also a number of schools that offer philosophies that cater from the
very traditional to the non-traditional. Some schools are
bilingual. Some are religious.
Our higher education options are also
diverse ranging from universities with a broad curriculum to
specialized schools such as law and psychology.
University & Colleges
Providence Hall is an independent college preparatory school that
exists to challenge young men and women to grow in the knowledge of the
Lord Jesus Christ, to develop a passion for the pursuit of truth and
excellence, and to love others as themselves through character, service,
Reflecting the greater Santa Barbara community, students of diverse
socio-economic, ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds attend
Providence Hall. Cost-based tuition and fees are competitive with
other quality independent college preparatory schools, and a program
of confidential, need-based tuition assistance enables students to
enroll regardless of their families’ income and circumstances.
Our exceptional faculty and staff, with advanced degrees in their
disciplines, hold hybrid positions—combining teaching, administrative,
and coaching/mentoring duties. All faculty and staff members are
called to live and work in such a way that integrates the Christian
faith with the pursuit of learning.