Santa Barbara Christian School Fundraising serves the purpose of bridging the difference between what tuition provides and what the school needs to fulfill its mission. SBCS works hard to maintain tuition levels that are as reasonable as possible while upholding the integrity of the quality of programs and services.
The school holds a series of annual fund raisers and is dependent on the support of families, alumni and the greater Santa Barbara Community that believes in the importance of Christian education.
The Santa Barbara Youth Races
Each October the school holds a track meet at La Playa Stadium that draws hundreds of participants and families. This fun community building event raises awareness of our school in the larger community, and raises funds through sponsorships and donations collected by SBCS students in support of their participation in the event.
The Annual Headmaster’s Dinner
In November of each year the school holds a Headmaster’s Dinner for donors who have supported the school substantially over the years. This event honors the commitment of those donors and raises funds for the on-going operations that allows families who could not otherwise afford an SBCS education to attend the school.
The Annual SBCS Auction
Each February SBCS hosts a live and silent auction to fund programs and operations for the school year. Held annually at the beautiful Reagan Ranch Center near downtown Santa Barbara, this event gives the community a chance to bid on exciting items like exotic vacations, food and wine packages, sports memorabilia and much more. This event annually brings in more than $70,000 and serves as one of our most important fundraisers.
The Parent Teacher Fellowship is an organization of SBCS parents and teachers who work to oversee many of the “extras” that make our school such a special place. They hold a series of fundraisers such as car washes that raise money on a smaller scale. The funds for these events go directly into the classroom in the form of enhancements to technology and curriculum that students experience firsthand.