Recent News

List of 20 news stories.

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

    We celebrated our 59 Class of 2023 graduates on Friday, June 2 with a beautiful ceremony under the specially-built tent on our campus. As has become our new tradition, graduates received their diplomas and then took a celebratory processional on the "red carpet" to self-selected music showcasing the range of individuality that is a hallmark of this accomplished class.
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  • 16th Annual College Book Awards Honor 15 Juniors

    We hosted our 16th annual college book awards on Thursday. Students were honored for their academic achievement, their leadership in and out of the classroom, and their contributions to school and local community life.
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  • Golf Team Places 2nd in CIF Div 6 Team Tournament

    The golf team took home 2nd place in the CIF Division 6 Team Tournament. Congrats to the six golfers who competed, shown here with Coach Adam: Leo K, '24, Sean T. '24, Ryan B. '25, Jack A. '23, Alicia H. '24, and Courtney A. '24. Go Vikings!
  • Tea for Tenth

    Sophomores were treated to a Chinese tea service this week as a supplement to their current novel study, Lisa See's "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane." 
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  • Hosting Our Rising 9th Graders at Admitted Students Day

    Thank you to everyone who helped make this a terrific experience for our incoming 9th grade students! It was wonderful to have so much enthusiasm and support from across the school - VistaCrew plus all of our students, faculty, and staff. Morning Meeting was exceptional and really showed the type of community we are. 
  • Track Athletes Compete in CIF-SS Div. 4 Events

    Vikings competed in CIF-SS Division 4 at Carpinteria High School on Saturday. Qualifying events and athletes:
    • 4x400 Relay - De'Asia H. '25, Sophia L. '25, Lunnah U. '25, Amanda W. '24  
    • 4x100 Relay - De'Asia H. '25, Amanda W. '24, Simone W. '26, Chidi B. '25 
  • Chris Bright Morning Meeting Farewell to Class of 2023

    Dear Vistamar Community: 
    I have the honor of being the Morning Reader at the final Morning Meeting before our seniors go on to their senior projects. Here is my goodbye to the Class of 2023.
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  • Congrats to Fulbright Scholar Sergio Quechol '19

    Congratulations to Sergio Quechol, '19, Pitzer College '23. Pitzer recently announced that Sergio was awarded a Fulbright scholarship this year and will be studying in Brazil. Fulbright recipients are given an opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research around the globe.
  • Congratulations and Good Luck to our Boys Volleyball Seniors!

    In April, we celebrated our Boys Volleyball Seniors. Congrats and good luck to Brycen M., Aanav P., and Brandon H.
  • Progressive Writers' Panel: Get Lit Poets Visit

    Students in English 12: Writers' Workshop were treated to an in-person poetry workshop in preparation for their final exam. Poets-in-Residence from Get Lit, 
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  • Pura Vida: Service Learning in Costa Rica

    Sixteen Vistamar students and two faculty chaperones traveled to Costa Rica over Spring Break. This Global Works service learning trip had us running from the moment our plane hit the ground. 
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  • We Loved Vistamar Theatre's Performance of Rent!

    That's a wrap! We laughed, we cried, we loved! Thanks to our theatre department for wonderful performances of Rent. Best to all the seniors in their future adventures! 💙💛 #classof2023 #performingarts #community #giveintolove
  • Community at Parents on the Patio

    Great to be together at Parents on the Patio (relocated!) today. Caught up with friends, made some new ones, and heard from Gregg Murray, Director of Life Planning along with warm welcomes from HOS Chris Bright and PAVE President, Sabrina Marchetti.
  • Update from the Math Department

    Last week, students in Math 1 used technology (Desmos) to describe patterns in functions related to dropping a ball. In Honors Math 4, they discovered the value of saving early and regularly, and in AP Statistics
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  • Congrats to our NACLO Winners!

    In January, twenty Vistamar students participated in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad. We're proud of all of our students who gave the challenging 3-hour exam a try. Our school winners are:
    1st Place: Joshua T. '23, 2nd Place: Franklin C. '25, 3rd Place: Sydney D. '23, 4th Place: Amanda W. '24, 5th Place: Sebastian E. '25
  • Helena D. '27 Recognized as 2023 Woman of Distinction

    So proud of our incoming student, Helena D. ‘27, recognized as a 2023 Woman of Distinction by the 69th State Assembly District of CA celebrating Women’s History Month! Can’t wait to see what she’ll accomplish at Vistamar! 
  • Justin H. '24 Highlighted in "Faces of the Future."

    Congrats to Justin H. '24, chosen as one of @oursouthbay Faces of the Future highlighting nine teens who are making an impact within and beyond their communities.  Full article here.
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  • Vistamar Artists Participate in the Congressional Art Competition

    14 Vistamar Art students participated in this year's Congressional Art Competition! Students submitted a wide range of visual art in media ranging from photography to painting and drawing. 
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  • Social Impact Club Partners with One on One Outreach to Deliver Food and Supplies

    The Social Impact Club partnered with nonprofit organization, One on One Outreach ( last month for a family volunteer service event. 17 students / 25 total family members showed up to help pack 180 boxes of food and supplies.
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  • Field Trip to Japanese American National Museum

    The English 12: L.A. Stories class visited the Japanese American National Museum (rain notwithstanding), to learn more about the history and place featured in the novel Southland by Nina Revoyr.
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