Welcome Letter


Dear Parent/Guardian:

Thank you for your interest in our school. Our Lady of Mount Carmel provides a quality education for all grade levels including pre-kindergarten through the eighth grades with maximum class sizes of thirty students. School hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. After school childcare is provided each school day with extended day program hours from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for all students. Additional information about the school and preschool program can be found throughout our website. 

Would you like to find out if Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is the right place for your family? Join us for a school tour! Tours are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. and led by the principal. Contact our office to RSVP if you plan to attend. (805) 969-5965

New students are accepted into Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in the following order:

  • Catholic Siblings
  • Registered & Contributing Parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Joseph Parishes
  • Catholic Parishioners of Other Santa Barbara Regional Parishes
  • Members of Other Religious Denominations

Currently, tuition with regard to parishioner status is noted as follows and may be paid in ten or twelve monthly increments. An annual increase of up to four percent should be expected for future tuition rates.


Grades K-8
Catholics - (Active, Registered & Contributing Members of a Catholic Parish):

1 child $5,865 yearly $587 10 months $489  12 months
2 children $10,330  yearly $1,033  10 months $860  12 months
3 children $15,030  yearly $1,503  10 months $1,253  12 months


1 child $7,380  yearly $738  10 months $615  12 months
2 children $13,060  yearly $1,306  10 months $1,088  12 months
3 children $19,025  yearly $1,903  10 months $1,585  12 months

Siblings of current OLMCS students receive priority placement in our full-time Pre-Kindergarten program.

Option One: 5 Full Days $8,885  yearly
Option Two: 3 Full Days $7,365  yearly

Parish status is verified for families of children in grades K-8. If you are not an active, registered member of a Catholic parish, you will be asked to pay the Non-Catholic tuition rate. Your family may be eligible for a tuition discount for multiple enrollments in our pre-kindergarten through eighth grade programs. Please contact the school office for further details.

Pre-kindergarten applicants must be three years of age and potty-trained before September 1st of the year enrolled. Kindergarten applicants must be five years of age before September 1st of the year enrolled. Applications for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten are accepted one year before the child seeks admission. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions as your interest is appreciated.


Mrs. Tracie Simolon

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School seeks and accepts students for admission without reference to race, color, age, national and ethnic origin or gender. Admissions and financial decisions are made independently.