Welcome to Ojai Valley School. As you explore these web pages, you will find information about our school’s educational programs, its history and enduring traditions, its diverse global community, and its unique co-curricular offerings. As you will see, we continue to live the school’s philosophy more than 100 years after our school was founded.
Since its inception in 1911, Ojai Valley School has held progressive education and character development at the center of its philosophy and practice. “Educating the whole child” is more than a statement of intent. Our academic, residential life, athletic, and outdoor programs create opportunities for intellectual growth and character development at each level of student maturity. As represented by the oak tree that graces the OVS logo, the strength of our program is rooted in integrity, compassion, fairness, responsibility, respect, and perseverance.
Our website captures many of the unique experiences offered at OVS, including the strong relationships formed between students and teachers inside and outside the classroom. After exploring these pages, I encourage you to inquire by email or phone, and visit our two beautiful campuses in Ojai to discover what OVS can offer you.
Michael J. Hall-Mounsey
Ojai Valley School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).