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90 years and counting

cementing our legacy - securing our future

April 11, 2024

Dear Laguna Community, 


We hope you enjoyed a rejuvenating spring break, soaking in cherished moments with loved ones. While our campuses were certainly quieter without the hustle and bustle of our students and faculty, our facilities team and outside contractors were hard at work over spring break, tackling many projects, including substantial tree trimming and finishing repair work at Braun House.


We are thrilled to share some exciting updates following the success of our recent Gala. Through the overwhelming generosity of our families and Board of Trustees, we have collectively raised a net amount of $500,000! Congratulations once more to our Development team, Gala Co-Chairs Jen Drucker and Melissa Henderson, and the countless volunteers whose collaborative efforts help Laguna to thrive. 


Thanks to our community’s high level of support, we have wasted no time in putting the paddle-raise portion of these funds to good use. Here’s a glimpse of what’s been accomplished and what lies ahead:


  • The brushes are busy at work with exterior painting in the Middle School, with more painting continuing throughout the spring. 

  • Exciting news! New Middle School lockers have been ordered, which we expect to be installed by the start of school, enhancing both functionality and aesthetics.

  • Adventure awaits! New Lower School Playground equipment is ordered and scheduled to be installed beginning April 15. This playground has been designed to support creative play, safety, and gross motor development. We were also able to add an extra dimension to the Lower School playground–new swings! The swings will be installed in the same general time frame as the playground.

  • We have received preliminary approvals from the County of Santa Barbara and Hope Ranch Park Homes Association to complete our Haskell Building improvement project (former Head of School’s office space) this summer. You can anticipate the creation of two new classrooms, upgraded restrooms, and enhanced building systems, in addition to improved campus accessibility.

  • Due to the generous support from our community, we will also install new lockers in the Ninth Grade Courtyard by the start of school this fall. 


These advancements signify more than just physical upgrades; they're a testament to our collective commitment to nurturing an environment where growth, exploration, and our community thrive. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your steadfast support! 


With excitement, 


Ron Cino

Head of School

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