Annual Fund


Dear Parents,

This past Sunday in Rome, Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa, recognizing her incredible work of love and mercy she demonstrated with the poor in Calcutta (now recognized as Kolkata), India. She described herself as "...a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world." It was a beautiful moment in this Extraordinary Jubilee Year – a Year of Mercy.

What a charming image – and how appropriate for all of our precious students, the youngest of whom start their learning at St. Raphael with a little pencil in their hands. With that pencil in hand, we undertake the education of the whole child, offering them the gift of a loving and wonderful education as well as imparting the Gospel values.

Our dedicated faculty and actively-involved parent community "send a love letter" to our children by opening hearts, responding to the needs and feelings of others, offering a helping hand to someone else along the way, and loving fully. This is in addition to our rigorous curriculum that stretches minds, treasures hard work, and teaches a variety of subjects that help our children move toward maturity so they can provide leadership for our entire community.

St. Raphael School is able to do this only with your help. In addition to the tuition you pay, your voluntary investment in our Annual Giving fund, A Little Pencil in the Hand of God, provides the absolutely necessary budget help we need to operate the school. Our programs and curricula, our effort to build character, values, and memories of a lifetime have real costs and they can only be met with your help.

I am so appreciative that you understand how important the Annual Fund is and that you decided to give our students a chance to do their best. I graciously request you write your own "love letter to the world" this year by making a gift.

Thank you for all you do for St. Raphael School. And thank you for the privilege to share in the responsibility of educating your child(ren). Let us all be sources of love and mercy for the world.

In Mary's Love,

Ms. Michelle Limb






St. Raphael School students are encouraged to participate for individual and classroom prizes and for our esteemed Enterpreneureal award.




Contact Information

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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