School Background

Nestled in the rolling hills of Northern Santa Barbara County, Blochman Union School District provides high academic standards in a variety of settings. The district is home to Benjamin Foxen Elementary School, the Family Partnership Charter School, and Trivium Charter School. Benjamin Foxen Elementary School, generally referred to as Blochman School, is comprised of students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.


In March 1909, the formation of the Blochman District began. The  school was established in a tent on the ranch belonging to Lazarus E. Blochman.

The second two room Blochman School was built in 1923.

Due to the pressure of a movement to unify the school districts in Sisquoc and Santa Maria Valley, the Board of Trustees petitioned the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors for the addition of the Olive, Garey and Tepusquet School Districts to the Blochman Union School Distinct. Then in 1947, the area of the suspended Suey School District was added to the Blochman Union School District. In 1948, the new Blochman Consolidated District was created from the four combining schools, which represent the four school bells in front of the school.