Since its humble beginnings in a converted garage 30 years ago, Santa Lucia School has been providing a holistic,  educational alternative for families in San Luis Obispo County, California.  Our school, which now sits on 5 pastoral acres in rural Templeton, CA, embodies the principles of our natural surroundings.

Celebrating life through constant contact with the natural world allows a deep love and respect for nature to develop. Our classrooms, outdoor spaces and frequent field trips illuminate the wonder of the world outside. Providing experiences in nature forms a sound physiological foundation, within and without. Here on our beautiful campus students are encouraged to both explore and reflect. Learning is a way of living.  All children start life intrinsically motivated to explore the world around them. They have a healthy appetite for challenge. They are born with fullness of spirit and talent that will develop and unfold over the course of a lifetime.

Since 1985 the goal of Santa Lucia School has been to instill a love of learning in an atmosphere offering supportive guidance, a connection to the natural world and our greater community, and peaceful conflict resolution. It is a cooperative environment where parents, teachers and peers work together to bring forth and appreciate the very best in each child. It is a place where no child is ever left behind!

 Santa Lucia School is so appreciative of the generous support of its enrolled families, alumni and extended community.  As a non-profit (501c3) all donations not only help augment our programs but are fully tax deductible.

Thank you for your support!