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GFS is open by lottery to all K-6 students who live within the boundaries of the Goleta Union School District. To check your residence for eligibility, click here.


GFS does not enroll students in TK (Transitional Kindergarten).

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Enrollment for 2024 is closed.  Please visit us in Fall of 2024 for 2025 Enrollment details.  To qualify for enrollment, families must complete the following steps: 

1. Attend an Enrollment Info Night.


Meet the teachers on campus and learn about what makes our program unique. Please do not bring children to the information sessions. Choose one of the following evenings. No RSVP necessary.


Presentations are held in Room 19, Goleta Family School, 711 Ribera Dr., 93111.  


Wednesday, Nov 8th 2023, 6:00-8:00 pm

Thursday, Jan 18th 2024, 6:00-8:00 pm

Tuesday, Feb 27th 2024, 6:00-8:00 pm

2. Attend a campus tour during our school hours.


Meet with a current parent during school hours for a tour of the school and a chance to see the classrooms in action. Please do not bring children to the tour. No RSVP necessary. Meet in the front of the school at 711 Ribera Dr, 93111. 

Note: You may attend an Enrollment Info Night and Tour in any order, but you must attend one of each. 

Wednesday, Nov 15th 2023, 9:00-10:00 am

Thursday, Jan 25th 2024, 9:00-10:00 am

Wednesday, Feb 28th 2024, 9:00-10:00 am

3. Submit your application.

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Once you have attended both an Enrollment Info Night and a Campus Tour (in either order), you may submit an application for our March 1st enrollment lottery (distributed after completion of both events). Submit one application for each student you would like to attend.


Applications are due by February 29th, 2024. 

4. Lottery takes place on March 1st.

On March 1st, a lottery is held selecting students to fill all available spots. If your child is selected, you will receive a phone call offering you the spot. At that point, you have 24 hours to accept or decline the spot. If you do not get in, you will receive an email informing you of your position on the waiting list. Students maintain their spot on the waiting list when the cohort advances to the next grade. 

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