Ojai Valley School

Ojai, California, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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Educating young people for nearly a century, Ojai Valley School is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Our students benefit from a challenging academic curriculum, dedicated teachers, and extracurricular programs that include athletics, arts and music, equestrian, and outdoor education.

723 El Paseo Road, Ojai, California, USA 93023
805-646-1423

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Director of Admission: Tracy Wilson
Admissions Phone:805-646-1423Toll-Free Admissions:800-433-4687Fax:805-646-0362
Email: admission@ovs.org Website: www.ovs.org


  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes
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  • Founded: 1911
  • Campus Size: 195 acres
  • Grades Offered: kindergarten-12th
  • Accredited by: WASC, CAIS/CA
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 3rd-12th
Day
Grades kindergarten-12th
Total
Girls     55 83 138
Boys     50 81 131
Total     105 164 269

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $47,950
  • 5-Day Boarding: $41,700
  • Day Tuition Fee: $19,500
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 20.00%
  • Average Awarded: $7,800
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 2.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $5,300
  • Current Endowment: $0
  • Per Student Endowment: $0
 
 

Department Director: Laurel Colborn

Average Class Size: 12

Full Time Teachers: 23

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 33.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 6/1

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Number of AP Courses Offered: 19

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • 5-Day Boarding
  • AP Courses
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Center
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Technology Center
English:
  • Classics
  • Honors
  • Literature
History:
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • Spanish
Religion/Philosophy:
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Humanities
Sciences:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Marine Biology
  • Physics
Math:
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Functions
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Programming
  • Web Design
Music:
  • Choral Music
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Voice
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Drama
  • Journalism
  • Photography
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Design
  • Woodworking
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Leadership
  • Outdoor Education
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • Music Theory
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US History
  • World History
  • AP Studio Art 2-D Design AP Studio Art 3-D Design
 
 

Summary: OVS is located on two campuses in the beautiful Ojai Valley. The Lower School offers the only residential program for students in grades 3-8 in the Western U.S., while the Upper School provides a strong college-prep program for students in grades 9-12. Both programs emphasize character development, academic achievement, and leadership.

Department Director: Craig Floyd

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 4

Average Students Per Dorm: 32

No. of Girls Dorms: 2

No. of Boys Dorms: 2

Dorm Amenities:
Game Room
 
Laundry Facilities 
Lounge 
 
 
 

Dress Code: Other

Student Life

Facilities

  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Pool
  • Ropes Course Equestrian Stables Climbing Wall

Clubs and Organizations

  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mock Trial
  • Newspaper
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Surfing
  • Theater
  • Weightlifting
  • Woodworking Club
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
 
 

Athletics Department Director: Craig Floyd

Arts
  • Choral Music
  • Drama Club
  • Rock Band
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
Recreational Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Camping
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lacrosse
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nordic Ski Racing
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Soccer
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
 
 

Summary: The college counseling program is designed to guide students through the application process and help them identify the "best match" schools for them as individuals. Students can meet 30-35 college reps who visit campus each fall. They also have the opportunity to attend the National College Fair, visit local university campuses, and take an SAT prep class.

Department Director: Laura Boismenue

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Chapman University 5 graduates
UC Los Angeles 4 graduates
UC Irvine 4 graduates
Boston University 4 graduates
Michigan St. University 4 graduates
Pitzer College 4 graduates
George Washington University 3 graduates
UC Santa Barbara 3 graduates
UC Santa Cruz 3 graduates
UC San Diego 3 graduates
Sonoma State University 3 graduates
Pepperdine University 2 graduates
Cal Poly Pomona 2 graduates
Loyola Marymount University 2 graduates
UC Berkeley 2 graduates
Johns Hopkins University 1 graduates
University of Michigan 1 graduates
USC 1 graduates
New York University 1 graduates
Bennington 1 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading 520 580
Mathematics 500 650
Writing 470 610



Notable Alumni



Quotes from Alumni
 
 

Summary: The Ojai Valley School Summer School & Camp, which began in 1943, is an extension of the rich curriculum offered during the academic year. In summer, the emphasis is also on learning through experiences. Campers experience academic classes, performing arts, environmental studies, equestrian, sports, learning skills, and fun outdoor activities in sunny Southern California. Summer campers are engaged inside and outside the classroom and enjoy access to the Pacific Ocean, the Los Padres National Forest, and excursions to cultural sites around Southern California. This year, our summer programs will be held between June 22 and August 2, 2014.

Department Director: Craig Floyd

June 22, 2014 to August 02, 2014

Registration Deadline: June 01, 2014
Tuition: $
Financial Aid Available:  
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