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Montecito Union School, recognized as a California Distinguished School, is a one-school district serving the community of Montecito with grades kindergarten through sixth grade. The district is comprised of a middle to upper socio-economic population and has a current enrollment of 420 students. It is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees and is administered by a Superintendent, a Chief Academic Officer and a Dean of Students.

* Our Mission is to challenge the hearts and the minds of students and to provide them with an educational experience that serves as a roadmap for future success in an ever-changing society. We will accomplish this as a partnership of children, parents, school staff, and community, working together to ensure that each student:
* Experiences success through a dynamic and balanced curriculum
* Takes responsibility for meeting high academic and social standards
* Becomes a responsible, respectful citizen who contributes to society
* Develops a sense of pride in his/her accomplishments
* Values the life-long process of learning

The Mission Statement is supported by certain core beliefs held by all members of:

* The educational community:
* The child is our most important resource
* Education is a collaborative process involving child, parent, school and local community
* Teaching methodologies must be appropriate for the curriculum and address the differences in individual learning styles and abilities
* Assessment is a critical part of the educational process

Mission Statement
Our Mission is to challenge the hearts and the minds of students and to provide them with an educational experience that serves as a roadmap for future success in an ever-changing society.