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November 1 – Our students have completed the first academic quarter of the school year, venturing beyond the classroom to learn, explore, and celebrate the splendors of fall. In early November, high school students will continue their outdoor education pursuits with a trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Our middle school students have a mountain biking trip […]
OVS equestrians concluded a great month of riding and outdoor adventures in October. Demonstrations at Family Weekend on both campuses came on the heels of a 4-day camping trip in the mountains above Santa Barbara. This year’s equestrian program is full to capacity, with almost 50 riders split between the middle school and high school. […]
Miles Munding-Becker is a friend of mine. But before he was my friend, he was one of my favorite students, a young man with a quick wit and just enough mischievousness in his personality to keep me on my toes.
As the new school year begins, OVS seniors are off to the races, and the finish line is college acceptances. But for Gavin Floyd, an OVS student of seven years, college acceptances began rolling in before his senior year even started. It all started during the spring break of Gavin’s junior year, when he and […]
Cross Country Runners Headed to League Finals November 2 – Twenty three cross country runners from the Upper Campus are traveling to Midland School today to take part in the Condor League championship race. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams have been training since the start of the school year for the league final, and […]
OVS high school students on fall camping trip to Crane Flat in Yosemite National Park. Photo by Ally Su (L13, U17).
September 30 – The OVS middle and high school fall sports season began this past week with our soccer, volleyball, and cross country teams competing against other schools in the region. At Lower, the middle school boys’ soccer team opened the season with a win over Santa Barbara Middle School 3-1. Eighth-grader Henry Fisher scored […]
The Ojai Valley School equestrian program gives students in grades 4-12 the opportunity to ride horses as their sport and compete as members of a school team. Our program welcomes riders of all levels, from experienced competitors to beginners and purely recreational riders. Our instructors have experience in hunters, jumpers, equitation, dressage and combined training. […]
Get ready, get set — and get your gear. As students prep for the start of the new Academic Year, which begins September 4-5, we have some tips, reminders and supply lists to share with families. This fall, students in grades 7-12 will be required to bring a laptop or tablet to school. Check out […]
Summer is an ideal time to rest, reflect, and READ. The intent of OVS summer reading is for students, grades PK-12, to read literature that will stimulate questions and ideas for discussion at the start of the year. Additionally, high school students in some AP classes will have assignments over the summer. Here are the summer […]