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October 21 – From Pine Mountain to the pumpkin patch, and now Spudfest, our students have ventured beyond the classroom this month to learn, explore, and celebrate the splendors of fall. Our youngest primary students took a field trip to the pumpkin patch on Friday, and returned to campus with their arms loaded with bright […]
October 20 – While their older peers hunkered down over PSAT exams, our 9th grade students spent the morning building their leadership skills on the Ropes Course at the Upper Campus. The class of 34 freshmen broke up into groups and worked on collaboration and team-building exercises on the lower elements of the Ropes Course, […]
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 continue Strong Performances as OVS Winds Down Season By Kase Skillern (L14) With the cross country season winding to a close, Ojai Valley School’s distance runners are peaking at the right time, with several turning in personal best performances this week on Besant Hill’s rolling, oak-studded course. OVS junior Jacob Tadlock (L14) […]
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 […]