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2017 School Video

Enjoy our new video about St. Raphael School.


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St. Raphael School's 29th Annual Auction!

Thank you to our sponsors: BarBorg Industries, Boone Graphics and Mr. and Mrs. David Borgatello



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Preparing for Tomorrow

A St. Raphael School education prepares our children for success in high school, college, and career.



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St Raphael Winners Elks


Congratulations to our teacher and students that were honored by the Elks!

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The student body participated in adoration. It was a joyous opportunity to spend some quality time with Jesus.



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Multipurpose Room

Welcome to St. Raphael School!

We have students from preschool-8th grade! Our school is located in northern Santa Barbara. All tours begin at 9:00 am. Upcoming School Tours:

2016-2017 Tour Dates:

February 15
March 15
April 12
May 17


Contact the school office to reserve your spot for a school tour. 



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Newsletter March 27, 2017




Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,      

This Sunday we celebrated the Fourth Sunday of Lent, commonly called “Laetare Sunday.” It is a day when the Church rejoices that Easter is approaching and seems to tell us to “keep going! Lent is almost over! Jesus will rise from the dead.” This Sunday, when Catholics went to Mass, you probably noticed a change in the vestment color. It is also one of only two days in the year when the priest has the option of wearing pink – or rose as many priests would say. “Laetare” is the Latin word for “Rejoice.” Traditionally, the Fourth Sunday of Lent was seen as a day to modestly celebrate and lessen the penances the faithful had been keeping. So, let’s take time this entire week to rejoice!

             As we continue through our Lenten journey, I cannot help but reflect on the rain that we had last week. Even though the rain is cold, wet, and can cause us problems in Santa Barbara, it is also a sign of life to the flowers just waiting to blossom in the springtime. Furthermore, the rain washes away the dirt and grime on the sidewalks and cars. Please remember that Jesus always promises us life and has given us the gift of Reconciliation to wash away our “dirt and grime.” Our students in grades 3-8 all went to confession in the church the last few weeks with Monsignor Jon and Father Lucio. There is a Reconciliation service for all of us at St. Raphael Parish at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 3rd. What a beautiful blessing!
            Last week, our 7th graders went to the Channel Islands Marine Institute on Catalina Island. All of the students tried new things and explored the island with snorkeling, kayaking, a ropes course and many amazing hikes. We are grateful for the “outside” the classroom activities that we are able to offer our students. 

Important Dates:
March 28: Pep Rally at 1:15 pm
March 30: Talent Show at 10:30 am
March 31: Stations of the Cross at 1:15 pm
April 7: Stations of the Cross at 1:15 pm and Spring Picture Day
April 10: Jeans for Jesus
April 13: Holy Thursday and Noon Dismissal
April 14 - April 23: Easter Vacation
April 24: Classes resume
May 3: Teacher Luncheon
May 4: Jog-a-Thon
May 6: 1st Communion

In Mary’s Love,

Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal

Station Thirteen: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

Station Fourteen: Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

Jesus, how brutally You were put to death. How gently You are taken from the cross. Your suffering and pain are ended, and You are put in the lap of Your mother. The dirt and blood are wiped away. You are treated with love.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Jesus, Your body is prepared for burial. Joseph gave You his own tomb. He laid Your body there and rolled a large stone in front of it, then went home. What a sad day it has been for so many people.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

St. Raphael, Pray for Us!


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St. Raphael School
160 St. Joseph St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Phone: 805.967.2115
Fax: 805.683.9765


Mission Statement

SR_Emblem-150hSt. Raphael School was founded when God answered a Daughter of Charity’s prayer.  To this day, our mission is consistent with that of our founding Sisters: to educate all children in preschool through eighth grade in mind, body and spirit by imparting the values of Jesus through a rigorous curriculum, devoted faculty and an actively involved parent community.

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