• County Spelling Bee

About the Spelling Bee

    • March 9, 2023
    • Grades 4-6 at 8:30 a.m./Grades 7-9 at 1 p.m.
    • SBCEO Auditorium, 4400 Cathedral Oaks Road, Santa Barbara
    • This event is for students, grades 4-9.

    NOTE: Contestants who place first or second in the Santa Barbara County Spelling Bee will have the opportunity to compete in the California State Spelling Bee, which will be held May 13, 2023 at the San Joaquin County Office of Education.

    If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Lawton at rlawton@sbceo.org.


Spelling Bee FAQ

  • Does my child need a chaperone for the entire competition?

  • What happens if my child wins the SBCEO Spelling Bee?

  • Can my child bring a snack or drink on the day of the Spelling Bee?

  • Can I watch my child compete during the Spelling Bee in the auditorium?

  • As a parent, can I register my child for the SBCEO Spelling Bee?

Insights From Previous SBCEO Spelling Bee Participants

Event Contact


  • Registration is necessary prior to the event. Please use the buttons below to initiate the registration process.

    Register student in grade 4 - 6 for the SBCEO Spelling Bee

    Register student grades 7 - 9 for SBCEO Spelling Bee

    NOTE: Official registration will be confirmed when all required student information has been received by the deadlines noted. A purchase order or registration fees must also be received prior to the event in order to participate.