Since the school’s founding in 1911, The Arts have held a special place at Ojai Valley School. Founder Ed Yeomans envisioned a school where students could pursue artistic expression alongside traditional studies in mathematics, science, and history. That tradition continues today.
At the Lower Campus, students at nearly all grade levels participate in the performing arts and take classes in music, fine art, and woodshop. In the elementary grades, children study a wide range of drawing and painting techniques, and learn how to sing in a group and play an instrument. In middle school, they learn about the great artists and musicians from the past, and enjoy field trips to museums in the region. Children of all ages are encouraged to participate in various stage productions, music recitals, and concerts in our 480-seat Greenberg Activities Center. Students can learn how to run the lights, how to design and build a set, be part of the orchestra, or even be a star on stage.