Students: 187 | Faculty: 60 | Grades: PK-12 | Gender: Coed
Ojai Valley School
The Ojai Valley School is a co-educational independent boarding school in Ojai, California, founded in 1911. It was one of the first schools in the Western United States to offer English as a Second Language programs.
The founder, Edward Yeomans, considered his own education to have been dull and dreamed of a school that provided experiential learning and instilled a love of the outdoors.
There are two campuses, one in Ojai, California, and one seven miles away situated next to orange groves in the scenic California countryside, with grades k-8 attending the Ojai campus, and 9-12 attending the Upper Campus.
The former cattle ranch has dormitories, classrooms, a ropes course, swimming pool, and science and technology center. The school is accredited by the ACA, WAIC, WASC, and offers numerous activities from kayaking to horseback riding on its 425 acres. Tuition is $47,950 for boarding students and the school’s mascot is the spud.
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