Ojai Valley School

Ojai Valley School

Academic Profile

Founded in 1911, Ojai Valley School is an independent boarding and day school on two campuses in beautiful Ojai, California. Our Upper Campus enrolls students in grades 9-12 and offers a balanced program of college preparatory academics, fine and performing arts, sports, outdoor education, environmental studies, equestrian and character development.

Under the guidance of dedicated teachers and dorm parents, OVS students are encouraged to explore their interests, know themselves and develop an appreciation and respect for others on a global scale. Students are encouraged to be resourceful and creative in solving problems, and to demonstrate integrity and kindness in their relations with each other. By the time they graduate, they will have developed the academic strength and intellectual curiosity to succeed in college. But more importantly, they will have gained the confidence and character to meet life's future challenges.

OVS AT A GLANCE


Students & Faculty

Ojai Valley School
113 Students, 84 residents & 29 day
23 Academic faculty members
6:1 Student/faculty ratio
21 AP or honors course offerings
104 College acceptances for Class of 2015 (25 students)
15 Countries & regions recently represented, including: Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, and United States
Ojai Valley School

Sat Mean Scores

  2013 2014
Critical Reading 574 523
Math 600 612
Writing 577 518

Campus & Facilities

195 Acres in the Southern California foothills
4 Dormitories for 38 girls and 46 boys
15 Classrooms, including Science & Technology Labs, 80-seat Lecture Hall, Outdoor Amphitheater, Library, Athletic Fields, Ropes Course, Tennis Courts, Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Stables & Equestrian Center

96% of electricity powered by campus solar photovoltaic system that covers 19,016 square feet of hillsides and rooftops

Athletics

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Fall Cross Country, Girls' Volleyball, Soccer, Golf, Equestrian
Winter Boys' Soccer, Girls' Soccer, Boys' Basketball, Girls' Basketball, Equestrian
Spring Baseball, Track & Field, Golf, Boys' Lacrosse, Tennis, Equestrian, Recreational Fitness, Yoga, & Swimming
Ojai Valley School

Course Offerings

Ojai Valley School offers a challenging academic program with opportunities for rigorous Advanced Placement and Honors course work. The school year is divided into two semesters. Minimum graduation requirements for college recommendation are 17 units, which include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • 4 years
  • 3 years
  • 3 years
  • Laboratory Science
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • 3 years
  • 3 years
  • 1 year

ENGLISH
English 9
English 10
English 10 Honors
English 11
English 12
AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature
Expository Writing
Advanced ESL Reading
Advanced ESL Writing
Journalism
Advanced Journalism

MATHEMATICS
Algebra 1
Geometry
Intermediate Algebra
Algebra II
Functions and Statistics
Math IV: Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics
Computer Science I
Computer Science II
Computing with Robotics
FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III
Spanish III Honors
Spanish IV
AP Spanish

SCIENCE
Biology
AP Biology
Conceptual Chemistry
Chemistry
AP Chemistry
Conceptual Physics
AP Physics I
AP Physics II
AP Physics C: Mechanical
AP Physics: Electricity & Magnetism
AP Environmental Science
Marine Science

SOCIAL SCIENCES
Humanities
World History
AP World History
United States History
AP United States History
Government (one semester)
AP Psychology
Law & Society (one semester)
Economics (one semester)

FINE ARTS
Drawing I
Advanced Studio Art
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
AP Studio Art: Drawing
Music History
Music Theory & Composition
Foundations of Voice
Ceramics
Ceramics II
Photography

CLUBS & ELECTIVES
Clubs: Archery, Chess and Games, Dance, STEM, International Club, Humane Society, Book Club, Computer Programming and Applications, and Cooking
Electives: Yearbook, Chorus, Journalism, and Drama

Graduates from 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 were accepted to the following colleges and universities. Click the button below.

College Matriculation


Ojai Valley School
723 El Paseo Rd
Ojai, CA 93023
Lower Campus: 805.646.1423
Upper Campus: 805.646.5593

www.OVS.org

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