In 2021, the name of the School changed from Marymount of Santa Barbara to THE RIVIERA RIDGE SCHOOL. The new name even further embodies the School’s academic programs, particularly the signature Kaleidoscope Program, in which the study of historical, cultural, ethical, and moral perspectives are prioritized through a reflective view of world religions. With a focus on inclusivity and educating the whole person, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging (DEIJB) are the cornerstones of academic excellence at The Riviera Ridge School.
With a future-focused Strategic Plan in place, The Riviera Ridge School continues to be a model of how an independent school should reflect social and emotional intelligence, ethical responsibility, and a global awareness for different values and beliefs. While the name of the School has changed, throughout the evolution and growth over the last 83 years, the special spirit of the community has not changed.