Learn about Open Alternative School

A free school of choice for any child in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.

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Why I Love OAS

See what OAS students, parents and community members have to say about the school...

Latest OAS News

Read articles about students, parents, teachers and alum. Learn about current issues and events...

School Vision

Open Alternative School (OAS) was founded in 1975 to provide a child-centered holistic educational experience that nurtures the mind, body and spirit of each child...

Special Programs

Special programs include Music, Arts, Theater, Outdoor Education, Organic Garden and Healthy lunches...

This school offers a rich learning environment and nurturing community. Focus is on the whole person, for students and parents alike - - It is like a family. It is an amazing place to be and experience the joy learning first hand."