Marymount de Santa Barbara changes name to become Riviera Ridge school
July 2021, Santa Barbara, California: The Board of Trustees and Principal of the Marymount of Santa Barbara School are pleased to announce that the name of the school has been changed to The Riviera Ridge School, from the school year 2021-2022. This name change aligns with the strategic vision and purpose of the School, and is essential to clarify the present and future identity of the School.
After obtaining a full seven-year accreditation from the California Association of Independent Schools in 2018, the Board of Trustees and members of the administration and academic leadership teams embarked on a forward-thinking 10-year strategic plan. years. Upon completion, administrators determined that the first major action item to address was the identity of the school: revise its mission, vision and values; diversity, equity and inclusion policies; and revisit the name “Marymount” itself, which is affiliated and committed exclusively to the worldwide network of schools of Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, and is not a faithful representation of the school as it is today. hui.
“While we were founded as a Catholic school over 80 years ago, the school has evolved over the past decades to include all moral and ethical teachings as well as spiritual beliefs. Today, with our signature curriculum, Kaleidoscope, we are proud to be an independent day school, celebrating the diversity of all the histories, backgrounds and cultures of our students and families, ”said Christina Broderick, Principal from school. “Our old name has been a source of great confusion among potential families and the community at large for many years. It was essential that we approach this problem deliberately and decisively. We will continue, as Riviera Ridge School, to be the home of academic excellence, where we provide an environment that balances the social, emotional and ethical dimensions of teaching and learning to create a skill set. perennial.
“This name change represents the natural progression of the School’s evolution,” said Alexis Weaver, Chairman of the Board. “With the completion of our 10-year strategic plan, the administrators determined it was time to clarify the identity of the school. The name ‘The Riviera Ridge School’ reflects its idyllic location on the Santa Barbara Riviera and a testament to the love of our local community. And, most importantly, while the name of the School changes, the School itself remains unchanged. These are the same amazing teachers, staff and school community who have always been at the heart of the school. “
The new name further embodies the school’s academic programs, particularly their Kaleidoscope program, in which they prioritize the study of historical, cultural, ethical and moral perspectives through a reflective view of world religions. Through this objective, students have the unique opportunity to discover and study the traditions and values of world religions and various cultures from a global and unifying perspective. With a focus on inclusion and education of the whole person, SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) and DEIJB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Belonging) are the cornerstones of academic excellence at the Riviera Ridge School. The school adopted its new mission, vision and values in 2020 to reflect the importance of personalized learning, philanthropic studies, and to instill the importance of seeking a ‘purpose beyond the self’ in everything they do. do and learn. Riviera Ridge School continues to be the school where every student matters.
For more information on Riviera Ridge School, including admissions, academics, signing programs, administration, etc., please visit www.rivieraridge.org or contact [email protected]
ABOUT RIVIERA RIDGE SCHOOL
We are passionate and committed to delivering a rewarding curriculum and enduring skill set created and led by our dedicated, world-class faculty and staff. We continue to recognize and honor our unique geographic location, where critical curiosity is nurtured and an educational environment is provided to balance the social, emotional and ethical dimensions of teaching and learning.
The heart of our school community beats strong: we provide individualized, student-centered learning in a joyful and rewarding community while inspiring academic excellence and valuing difference. We are unwavering in our dedication to our students, teachers and values, and that will never change. For more information, please visit www.rivieraridge.org.
WHAT WE DO: MISSION
We provide individualized, student-centered learning in a cheerful and stimulating community, inspiring academic excellence and valuing difference.
WHY WE DO IT: VISION
To strengthen individual potential, inspire purpose beyond oneself and cultivate social responsibility.
IDEAS WE LIVE BY: VALUES
Academic excellence, creativity, critical thinking, diversity, ethical responsibility, joy, kindness, resilience.