The Village Model. In 2016 the College moved to a new structure that is unique to Santa Maria. Students become members of smaller Village communities, increasing their sense of belonging and opportunities for age-appropriate leadership and participation.
Each Village is overseen by a team of Village Leaders who have specific responsibilities in areas of Faith, Learning and Wellbeing. Each Village is designed to be responsive to the developmental needs of students as they move through adolescence to young adulthood. The Village Model embodies the concept of guardianship for all and by all.
The Village Model ensures students: