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St Raphael School has spirit. We offer sports in grades 4-8 including basketball, flag football, soccer, volleyball, and track and field. 



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The mission of Teen Sports Radio is to recognize Santa Barbara teens who participate in wholesome community based sports activities. Click here to check out St Raphael School's sports information.



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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:

November 12, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 15, and May 20

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



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"Peace begins with a smile."

                                      ~Blessed Mother Theresa



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Working Together!

We have students and teachers working together to succeed at St. Raphael School.


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We are proud to be voted the Best Private Kindergarten – 8th grade school in Santa Barbara.





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St. Raphael School offers a rigorous learning environment with the integration of technology.





Newsletter December 15, 2014




Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,

Our week has begun with “Gaudete Sunday.” Gaudete means “rejoice” in Latin.We again light the candles of hope and love. This week we add the pink candle of joy. The spirit of joy that begins this week comes from the words of Saint Paul, “The Lord is near.”  Prophecy has been fulfilled and the long-awaited Messiah has come. Joy is the mood of all earnest seekers. As the feast of Christmas draws closer, we are reminded that the Lord is with us even now. Jesus came to give sight to the blind and life to the dead. Christ's reign is among us through our deed of love and generosity. Let us not grow weary, but steady our hearts and rejoice, for the Lord is close at hand! We shall rejoice!

Last week, we honored Our Blessed Mother with a Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Monsignor Jon showed the student body his rosary. He shared how he always carries it in his pocket and is constantly reminded to pray…especially to Our Mother. Mary is a model of strength, charity and love for all of everyone. Oh Mary, help us!

Please mark your calendars for our Christmas program. The program is this Thursday, December 18th at 6:00 pm in the church. All students should be in their “Sunday Best” and in their classrooms at 5:40 pm. We will start at 6:00 pm sharp! The title of the program is, “Stranger in the Manger.”

Christmas vacation begins at noon on Friday! Wishing you the most blessed Advent and Christmas season. I hope and pray that the true meaning of Christmas remains alive in all of us…Jesus is the reason for the season!

School resumes on January 5th! Have a blessed Christmas vacation and remember that the Christmas season continues until January 11th with the Baptism of our Lord.

Important Dates:
December 15:
Jeans for Jesus
December 18: Christmas Program 6:00 pm
December 19: Noon dismissal for Christmas Vacation
January 5: School Resumes
January 12: Jeans for Jesus
January 13: School Board Meeting at 5:30 pm
January 19: No School for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 25-31: Catholic Schools Week

In Mary’s Love,

Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal

Christmas Prayer for Present Opening Time:

Lord Jesus, Wise men traveled for miles to bring You the first Christmas presents. So may we, too, remember with thankful hearts the love that comes with each present we open. We also thank You for the amazing love You have for each of us, and we thank You for the many gifts that You give us. Amen


St. Raphael, Pray for Us!


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St. Raphael School students and teachers honor US Veterans and Troops at the Santa Barbara Veterans Day Parade!


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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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