After re-opening ELC Santa Barbara in 2012, English Language Center (ELC) USA has finished upgrading its premises and now occupies the entire office building, which is just two blocks from the major down-town shopping street and a 10-minute walk from the beach.
In 2012, the school building was named the most beautiful new building in Santa Barbara, winning the "Santa Barbara Beautiful Award" for the quality of its architectural design and landscaping. The historical building has Spanish-style architecture, large windows in every classroom, fireplaces in many classrooms and an outdoor patio for students and staff.
The renovation has excited both staff and students. ELC president and founder Ellyn Levine says: "Students can’t believe how beautiful the school is! We keep hearing how this is the most beautiful school they have ever visited".
The renovations have given ELC students and staff:
-an additional 7 upstairs classrooms
-a new computer lab/student lounge with 6 iMac computers (for a total of 9 computer)
-an outdoor patio
-an updated teachers’ lounge
-ultra high-speed wireless throughout the school
ELC Santa Barbara