Independent school to connect with NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy in orbit via Amateur Radio
May 14, 2013 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Students and faculty of Anacapa School are preparing for a rare event that will allow them to make contact with NASA Astronaut and former Navy SEAL Christopher J. Cassidy. Cassidy is a flight engineer on Expedition 35, the 35th and current long-duration mission to the International Space … Read more
Independent school theater group will journey ‘under the sea’ for three on-campus performances
May 3, 2013 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Anacapa School’s performing arts department will present a musical stage performance of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” with performances on May 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm and May 19 at 2:00 pm at the school’s downtown campus at 814 Santa Barbara Street.
“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” is a musical adaptation of the well-known story of Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, … Read more
Sax will present at Anacapa School’s First Thursday Open Breakfast Club in May
April 19, 2013 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Students at Anacapa School will hear from Barry Sax, a retired Department of Defense administrative law judge and a champion of the famed four chaplains who gave their life preservers to other soldiers after their Army transport ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the waters off Greenland during World War II.
The four chaplains may have perished that … Read more
Luke Roberts will guest lecture at independent school’s First Thursday Open Breakfast Club
March 19, 2013 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Anacapa School will host Luke Roberts, a professor of Japanese history in UC Santa Barbara’s history department, at its First Thursday Open Breakfast Club series on April 4, 2013, at 7:50 a.m. Roberts’ current research project is a biography of an “average” samurai named Mori Yoshiki of the feudal Japanese Tosa domain of the eighteenth century. Roberts’ talk at Anacapa … Read more
Kay and his wife Jutta, a wildlife photographer, will share their quest for the worldwide preservation of wildlife, the environment and human rights
January 25, 2013 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
John Kay, perhaps best known as the singer and songwriter of the 1960s band Steppenwolf, will be at Anacapa School’s February Open Breakfast Club on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 7:50 a.m. Kay will be joined by his wife and partner Jutta Maue-Kay to share their passion for preservation.
The … Read more
Students will take an in-depth look at the future of space exploration during the annual Synthesis Unit
January 7, 2013 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
This month, students at Anacapa School will have the honor of having experts on hand for their annual Synthesis Unit which will explore the topic “Space: Where Are We Going?” A well-rounded panel of professionals will be available to answer questions … Read more
Arts classes present “Born in the U.S.A. – a history of American music”
December 11, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Anacapa School’s Performing Arts and Ensemble Music classes are joining forces to present “Born in the U.S.A. – a history of American music” at Center Stage Theater for two performances on January 11th and 12th at 7:30 p.m. The performances will feature Anacapa’s talented students as they take a musical look at American Music through the years with music by … Read more
Students will reflect on 2012 elections with acclaimed political marketing expert
November 21, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Anacapa School will welcome Fred Davis, chairman and founder of Strategic Perception Inc. (SPI), to its December Open Breakfast Club on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 7:50 a.m.
Pegged by Time Magazine as “the GOP’s Hottest Mad Man,” Davis and his team at SPI boast an A-list of political clients including President George W. Bush, Vice President Dan Quayle, Senators John McCain, … Read more
Independent school is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year
October 22, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
As Anacapa School approaches its enrollment cap for the 2012-2013 school year, the independent school has announced a full schedule of open house events for applicants for the fall 2013 semester.
“I am very pleased with our 30 new enrollments this school year, which is the most we’ve ever made,” said Anacapa founding headmaster Gordon Sichi. “They are an enthusiastic group, and … Read more
Student space exploration group works with S.B. Amateur Radio Club to connect to astronauts
October 4, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Students and faculty of Anacapa School are preparing for a rare event that will allow them to make contact with an astronaut currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) via amateur radio as part of the independent school’s annual Synthesis Unit. Anacapa has the opportunity to participate in the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program, a … Read more
2012 Open Breakfast Club series begins with a presentation by Ania Bleszynski Jayich, Ph.D.
September 25, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Anacapa School will kick off the second season of its year-long Open Breakfast Club guest speaker series on October 4 at 7:50 a.m. with a talk by Ania Bleszynski Jayich, an assistant professor in UC Santa Barbara’s physics department. Dr. Jayich’s work has been recognized nationally for its groundbreaking developments in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on … Read more
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges confers its highest endorsement on independent school
August 22, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Anacapa School announced today that it has been reaccredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for six years, the longest accreditation term the body grants to any institution.
For more than 50 years, WASC has played a vital role in facilitating school improvement through its comprehensive review process. Anacapa faculty member Margaret Lauer led the multi-year … Read more
Maaia among distinguished panelists in Washington advocating for freedoms of innovation, creativity and personal expression online
May 24, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Levi C. Maaia, Anacapa School’s digital media teacher and faculty advisor to its near space exploration club, is in Washington, D.C. this week for the F2C: Freedom to Connect conference. The annual, two-day gathering, just outside the nation’s capital, focuses on preserving what its founders see as the essential open properties of the Internet. Maaia addressed the … Read more
Anacapa Art Show and Concert to feature award-winning student art & live music of ‘The Adobes’
May 16, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Student artists and musicians at Anacapa School are gearing up for the annual Anacapa Art Show and Concert on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 5:00 p.m on campus at 814 Santa Barbara Street.
Anacapa students earned more than 100 first place ribbons and four Best of Show awards at the Santa Barbara Fair and Expo. These award-winning … Read more
Student-built, homebrew weather balloon probe returned live video and data during three-hour flight
May 7, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Members of the Anacapa Near Space Exploration Club (ANSEC) at Anacapa School are celebrating the weekend success of their second near space probe Anacapa Amateur High-Altitude Balloon 2 (AAHAB-2). The high school team launched … Read more
Journalist and humanitarian will share her experiences campaigning for freedom and equality in Africa
May 3, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Anacapa School is extending its Open Breakfast Club series with a special post-season encore event with Rebecca Tinsley on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:50 a.m. on campus at 814 Santa Barbara Street.
Tinsley has spent her career campaigning for human rights in some of the world’s most vulnerable regions. She is the founder of the Waging Peace and Network … Read more
High school students combine homebrew electronics and wireless communications to send back images and data from the edge of space
May 1, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
The Anacapa Near Space Exploration Club (ANSEC) at Anacapa School will reach for the stars once again with its second near space probe, Anacapa Amateur High-Altitude Balloon 2 (AAHAB-2). Last year, the high school club sent a payload of sensors and a camera to 91,122 feet above California’s Central Coast and recovered it … Read more
Independent school’s performing arts department plans revival of Tony Award-winning musical
April 5, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Anacapa School’s performing arts department will present a musical stage performance of “Carnival!” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12 at Center Stage Theater in the Paseo Nuevo shopping center in downtown Santa Barbara.
Anacapa students have been hard at work this semester perfecting their carnival acts, which include a magician, unicyclists, hula-hooper, sword swallower, snake charmer and … Read more
Artist and environmental activist will share his story at First Thursday Open Breakfast Club
April 26, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Anacapa School will conclude its 2011-2012 First Thursday Open Breakfast Club series in May with a presentation by famed local artist James “Bud” Bottoms on Thursday, May 3 at 7:50 a.m. on campus at 814 Santa Barbara Street.
Bottoms is a native Californian with a lifetime of experience swimming and diving in the Santa Barbara Channel. He is the … Read more
World champion surfer, author and entrepreneur will share his outlook on life with high school students
March 21, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Anacapa School’s First Thursday Open Breakfast Club continues with a presentation by champion surfer Shaun Tomson on Thursday, April 5 at 7:50 a.m. on campus.
Tomson is the best-selling author of “Surfer’s Code: 12 Simple Lessons for Riding through Life” and award-winning documentary filmmaker of “Bustin’ Down the Door.” He will talk about the influence of positive … Read more
Megan Nesland will study effects of climate change
March 20, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Megan Nesland, a science teacher at Anacapa School, was recently awarded the 2012 Stanford University Climate Education Fellowship, in connection with the Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education program (IISME). The fellowship, awarded to one teacher each year, aims to connect science education to current science research and encourage the development of meaningful and relevant science curriculum.
Nesland, a graduate of Stanford’s undergraduate and … Read more
Fundraiser’s space theme commemorates student-built near space probe
March 2, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Anacapa School will host The 28th Annual Anacapa School Auction: “Out of This World” on campus Sunday, March 11 from 12:30-5:00 p.m. The family event will feature about 300 items ranging from clothing, art and luxury items to gift certificates for food, entertainment and travel.
Anacapa School dad to share his passion for film at First Thursday Open Breakfast Club
February 20, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Academy Award-winning film director and Anacapa parent Joe Johnston will be at Anacapa School at 7:50 a.m. on Thursday, March 1 as part of Anacapa’s First Thursday Open Breakfast Club speaker series.
Johnston is best known for his directing work on such effects-driven hits as “Jumanji,” “Jurassic Park III,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger” as well as … Read more
January 26, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Astrophysicist Matteo Cantiello, a postdoctoral fellow with UC Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics will be at Anacapa School at 7:50 a.m. on Thursday morning, February 2 as part of Anacapa’s First Thursday Breakfast Club speaker series. Dr. Cantiello was part of an international team of scientists that recently discovered the fastest-rotating massive star ever recorded. His First Thursday presentation … Read more