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Join us in Celebrating our 50th Anniversary!

All alumni and school families to join in the celebration at our first annual Alumni Day. RSVP on the Facebook Event page or email alumni@straphaelschoolsb.org. Now accepting nominations for the Young Alumni Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2014. Learn More.



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St. Raphael School Annual Father Daughter Dance 

Saturday, May 10, 2014
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Bishop Garcia Diego High School Gym

$30 per couple ($5 for each additional daughter)

Dads, grandpas, uncles, step-dads are all welcome!


Teen Sports Radio

Teen Sports Radio

The mission of Teen Sports Radio is to recognize Santa Barbara teens who participate in wholesome community based sports activities. Click here to check out St Raphael School's sports information.



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Celebrating Together

We celebrated Mass together at Bishop Diego High School with Archbishop José Gomez.
Click here to view our Catholic Schools Week video.  



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Welcome to St. Raphael School!

We have students from preschool-8th grade! Our school is located in northern Santa Barbara.

Upcoming School Tour:
-April 16, 9:00 am

Contact the school office to reserve your spot for a school tour.  805-967-2115


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Welcome to our First Annual Fund!

Thank you for helping us achieve our initial goal! Continue to support technology through the annual fund.

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Preparing for Tomorrow

A St. Raphael School education prepares our children for success in high school, college, and career.



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God Bless America!

St. Raphael School students support our veterans and troops.



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"Peace begins with a smile."

                                      ~Blessed Mother Theresa



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Working Together!

We have students and teachers working together to succeed at St. Raphael School.


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Thank you, Santa Barbara News-Press voters! 

We are proud to be voted the Best Private Kindergarten – 8th grade school in Santa Barbara.




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Annual Spin with Limb

We had fun with our 4th Annual Spin with Limb. We want to thank all of the participants as well as Goleta Valley Athletic Club for their support! Get ready for next year!




Technology in the Classroom

St. Raphael School offers a rigorous learning environment with the integration of technology.





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26th Annual School Auction


Thank you, sponsors! 

MarBorg Industries • David and Louise Borgatello

Boone Graphics • Molony Family



Newsletter April 14, 2014




Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,


            Welcome to Holy Week! Holy Week is most definitely a very sacred time of the year, for it is now that we will commemorate and remember the last week of Jesus' life on this earth. These are the days leading up to the great Easter Feast. The Lenten season of sacrifice and self-denial is about to come to an end, but this coming week is extremely important for all Christians. The greatest focus of the week is the Passion (suffering) and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the events that led up to it. Especially important for Catholics is the Easter Triduum. This is the three days just before Easter which include Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. On Holy Thursday, we reenact the Lord's Last Supper, which He shared with His apostles on the night He was betrayed and arrested. This is one of the most beautiful liturgies of the entire liturgical year. At the Mass, the priest will wash the feet of twelve men, just as Jesus did.   At the Last Supper, Jesus not only instituted the Mass (Eucharist).   Good Friday, the day of the crucifixion and death of our Lord. On this day, we have the veneration of the Cross. We go forward and kiss the Cross in order to show honor and respect for Christ's sacrifice for our sake. Holy Saturday is a vigil. We keep watch for the expectant rising of Our Savior.


Please join us on Holy Thursday in the Parish Hall at 10:00 am for a prayer service. It’s a beautiful day where we honor Jesus and His sacrifice for us. Remember that students are dismissed at noon on Holy Thursday.


Congratulations to all of our students that participated in our Talent Show! It was quite the event! Thank you to our amazing Student Council as well as Mrs. Schiferl and Ms. Schiferl for organizing the show.


We also want to thank Tori Shyrock for organizing the Chaucer’s Night for our school. It was a wonderful evening where families gathered and supported not only our school but also our local bookstore!


Wishing you a very blessed Holy Week and a restful and relaxing Easter vacation.


Important Dates:
April 14: Jeans for Jesus.
April 17: Holy Thursday prayer service at 10:00 am. Noon Dismissal for Easter Vacation.
May 2: Carriage Museum event
May 3: First Holy Communion
May 6: School Mass and May Crowning at 10:00 am
May 7: Teacher Luncheon
May 9: Jog-a-Thon
May 10: Father/Daughter Dance
May 12:
Jeans for Jesus
May 13: Pep Rally
May 14:
Athletic Banquet at 6:00 pm


In Mary’s Love,


Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal


Loving God,
I am just beginning to realize how much You love me.
Your son, Jesus was humble and obedient.
He fulfilled Your will for Him by becoming human and suffering with us.
I ask You for the desire to become more humble
so that my own life might also bear witness to You.
I want to use the small sufferings I have in this world
to give You glory.

Please, Lord, guide my mind with Your truth.
Strengthen my life by the example of Jesus.
Help me to be with Jesus in this week
as He demonstrates again His total love for me.
He died so that I would no longer
be separated from You.
Help me to feel how close You are
and to live in union with You.



St. Raphael, Pray for Us!


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School Highlight


St. Raphael School students and teachers honor US Veterans and Troops at the Santa Barbara Veterans Day Parade!


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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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