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Ojai Valley School

Private Boarding School – Ojai , California

Ojai Valley School’s experiential learning program allows students to utilize the world as their classroom. Students participate in week-long trips and outdoor activities such as camping, rock climbing, ropes courses, mountain biking, and kayaking. Students have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty such as former LA Times journalist and Ojai alum Fred Alvarez.

The Ojai campus has facilities such as a center for performing arts, art studios, a science and technology center, stadiums, swimming pools, an equestrian stable, a climbing wall, an outdoor amphitheater, and ropes courses. OVS recently opened a new robotics laboratory, woodshop, and Makerspace.

Ojai Valley School’s year-round equestrian program allows students the opportunity to work with experienced instructors such as OVS alumna and 2012 Olympic equestrian Tiana Coudray.
OVS offers 12 different fine arts and media courses such as videography, foundations of voice, and three AP art options. Outside of class, students can participate in activities such as garage band and journalism.

Ojai Valley School’s 80 boarding students live in four dormitories spread across its 95- acre campus in the Southern California foothills. They are supervised by dorm parents and participate in activities such as themed dress days and the Festival of Talent. 

Located one hour and thirty minutes northwest of Los Angeles.

Area population: 7,600
Town website: Ojai Valley

Estimated Fall Start: Early September
Estimated Fall End: Late January
Estimated Spring Start: Late January
Estimated Spring End: Early June

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195 Acres

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Foreign Languages

  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Ceramics and Pottery
  • Vocal - Foundations
  • Music - History
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Photography

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics 1
  • Physics 2
  • Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • Studio Art: 3-D Design
  • Studio Art: Drawing
  • United States History
  • World History


  • Basketball
  • Cross Country Running
  • Equestrian
  • Fitness
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Archery
  • Book Club
  • Chess
  • Chorus
  • Computer
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Film
  • Humanitarian Aid Society
  • International
  • Robotics
  • Spirit Squad
  • Yearbook

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Arizona State University, Art Institute of New York, Brown University, Babson College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Columbia University, Chapman University, George
Washington University, Indiana University at Bloomington, Miami University, Michigan State University, New York University, Northeastern University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Parsons School for Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Syracuse University, University of California, University
of Connecticut, University of Denver, University of Miami, University of San Diego, University of Southern California, University of Washington, Vassar College, Wellesley College

Famous Alumni:
Barbara B. Smith (L35) - Ethnomusicologist, Professor Emeritus of Music, University of Hawaii 
Robert Erburu (L46) - Former Chairman of the Board and CEO, Times MirrorMichael Mondavi (L58) - Founder, Folio Wine Partners
Jeffrey Hyland (L63) - President, Hilton & Hyland, architectural historian and author
John Slavik (L66, U69) - Owner, Pinnacle Holdings, Inc.
Keith Carradine (U67) - Actor, composer, musician David Lazarus (L74, U78) - American business and consumer columnist for the Los Angeles Times
Bruce Sommers (L79) - President of Sincbox Media
Mari Holden (L84, U88) - 2000 Olympic silver medalist, cycling
Tiana Coudray (L02,U06) - 2010 winner, USEA Gold Cup Series CIC3* division, Galway Downs International Horse Trials

Closest International and Local Airports: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
For Details Visit Website:   Ojai Valley School

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