News & Features
By Olivia Brown (L16, U20) The number of girls on the flag football team has doubled since last year – to two. Here at OVS, more girls are participating in the male-dominated sport of football and changing the idea of coeducational sports for the school community. Joining veteran Claire Alexander on the field for her […]
Fostering independence. Building friendships. Developing an appreciation and respect for the environment. These are all the hallmarks of an OVS education and perhaps nowhere are they better exemplified, or experienced, than in our Outdoor Education program. Last week, new and returning students in grades 9-12 participated in trips to Santa Cruz Island, Santa Rosa Island, […]
Lower Campus hosted Back-to-School Night on September 4. If you were unable to attend, please contact Nicole in the Front Office at (805) 646-1423 for more information and to contact teachers for more information shared during this event. We look forward to a great year!
By Fred Alvarez, College Counselor NYU. Babson. Savannah College of Art and Design. UC Santa Barbara. Whittier College. What do they all have in common? A fair number of OVS graduates have matriculated to these schools in recent years, and each has proven to be an excellent fit for our alums as they navigate college […]
Ojai Valley School is moving quickly to start construction on three new buildings at the Upper Campus, months after the Thomas Fire destroyed the girls’ dormitory, science and technology center, and other areas of the high school campus. In the days after the fire, the school community rallied to reopen for the second semester in […]
Thank you for attending one of our summer programs! We hope you enjoyed your time with us. Please follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts to see photos and get updates on our Summer 2020 programs!
August 14 — On the day before graduation, eighth-graders ventured to the Sespe Wilderness for their traditional hike from White Rocks to 10-foot Hole. A few days earlier, kindergartners continued an OVS tradition by climbing through the Boney Bean cave and splashing through the waterfall. At the Upper Campus, the seniors participated in their final […]
Summer Reading is a great way to keep your mind engaged and explore great literature. Students entering and returning to Ojai Valley School are encouraged — and in some grades required — to read thought-provoking literature and complete assignments over the summer that will stimulate ideas for discussion at the start of the year. Please […]
Spring beckons OVS students into the outdoors! From our Kindergarten students exploring Rose Valley Falls in the Los Padres National Forest to our high school students backpacking beneath the towering red arches of the Utah wilderness, outdoor adventures are a core part of the OVS experience. At all grade levels, students learn to appreciate, respect, […]