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As California finally gets much-needed rain, Ojai Valley School students will launch the new year with a full calendar of academic, athletic, and outdoor events in January. Students at Lower Campus will complete in the Spelling Bee, begin rehearsals for the spring musical, venture to the Mojave desert for a two-night camping trip, take final […]
As OVS students returned from the Holiday Break, they were greeted with rain showers, then patches of sun. They were able to see how those conditions had nurtured their winter garden beds and pushed the seeds planted in October into budding little seedlings. At the Lower Campus, grades PK-8, students in each class maintain a […]
It was windy. It was cold. And, oh yeah, it snowed. But for a group of eight seasoned Ojai Valley School students – all alums of the Lower Campus, known for its vigorous outdoor education program – none of that mattered. Boldly setting out to conquer the eastern Sierra Nevada, the students traveled up Highway […]
The OVS middle school boys basketball team launched the winter sports season this month, and showed their tenacity and talent with a win against Providence at home this week. The Spuds played tough against the quick-shooting Providence team, but kept the game tight with great rebounds and drives down the court. They won 48-46 with […]
December 6 – For a second consecutive year, Ojai Valley School, in partnership with the Channel Islands National Park, has been awarded a federal grant that will allow 60-100 students to access the islands for environmental education and restoration projects. The $3,500 Hands on the Land grant is part of a national effort to connect […]
Final exams for high school students are scheduled to begin on Monday, December 12. Students are encouraged to prepare well in advance for these tests, which end the first semester. To assist students, teachers hold review sessions before and during finals week. Click the PDF link below to see the schedule of review sessions: Final Exams Review […]
In a generation of kids who don’t rely on classic clocks to tell the time, Ojai Valley School Lower Campus and guest artist Chuck Burright are bringing clocks back into the lives of students. Read more in a story on the OVS student journalism website, On The Hill.
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 […]