Moving to Santa Barbara - how to find out about schools?
My partner and I are contemplating a move to Santa Barbara, along with our kids, who will be in 3rd grade and kindergarten next year. We know Santa Barbara really well (my partner is from there), and we have visited tons of times. But we don't know much about schools and are unsure how to find out more. Can anyone recommend any of the following...
--any Santa Barbara area resources for parents that might give us more info about schools?
--any friends you know who have kids in SB schools and might be willing to talk with me more about it?
--any direct personal experiences with schools in SB that you would like to share? We will be keeping our house in Oakland and renting in SB, so we have a lot of flexibility regarding where to live and will probably choose our neighborhood in large part based on schools. I would particularly like to find a school that is on the smaller side. My older child's current school is 100 kids per grade, and that feels too large to us. We are seeking a more caring, intimate environment, if at all possible. Open to privates and charters, but would prefer public.
Thanks for any wisdom you can share!