Anacapa has developed multiple “one-of-a-kind” programs to provide students and faculty with exceptional opportunities to learn experientially. These programs put into practice our three-part philosophy and include: The Breakfast Club, Synthesis Units, and Trips.

In their 2006 Accreditation Report, the Visiting Committee of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) noted the following area of strength:

The school undertakes an unusually full range of experiential and active learning opportunities, including major school trips and field trips, extensive use of the resources of Santa Barbara, and human resources (speakers) as well.