CARPINTERIA, Calif. — The Howard School is one of Santa Barbara County’s first approved to offer in-class learning during the pandemic. The Howard School is a small private school in Carpinteria offering preschool to 8th grade.
The Howard School headmaster, Joel Reed, said the state approved the school’s request to reopen. And they are now a couple of weeks away from being ready to offer in-person school.
The school offers preschool, prekindergarten, then kindergarten to 8th grade. Reed said there’s about 60 students enrolled in K-6. Those students will be able to return to the classroom. While the 7th and 8th graders will continue remote learning until Santa Barbara County is off the California Governor’s watch list.