Oak Grove School

220 West Lomita Drive
Ojai, CA 93023-0930
     Tel: (805)646-8236
Grades: PK - 12 | 228 students
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Oak Grove School was founded in 1975 by Jiddu Krishnamurti, a renowned teacher of the 20th century whose educational philosophy focused on academically strong, inquiry-based learning in a noncompetitive environment, respect for the nature and an understanding of one's self and the global community.
The intent of the Oak Grove School is for students to develop the skills necessary to function in society, and at the same time to develop a foundation for inquiry into perennial questions of human life.
Small classes in a natural environment are guided by experienced teachers who encourage discovery and inquiry while supporting exceptional academic, creative and personal growth.
Oak Grove School is a visual oasis, a peaceful, yet dynamic environment rich with opportunities for traditional and non-traditional learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Independent Private Schools Association
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1975

Student Body

Total Students 228 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 12%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Oak Grove School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 2 courses
Average SAT score 1914
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please see tuition and fee schedule on website.
% on Financial Aid 40%
Acceptance Rate 46%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Joy Maguire-Parsons
Admissions Associate Andy Gilman

School Notes:

Oak Grove students learn to use their minds, their bodies, and their hearts well because the overarching themes expressed in the Art of Living and Learning are embedded in the school’s culture, curriculum, classroom practice, and expectations of student learning.

The Art of Inquiry

observation • questioning • fact-finding • research • self-reflection

The Art of Communication

speaking • writing • listening • collaboration

The Art of Academia

knowledge and application of academic standards, conventions, and disciplines in core subject areas

The Art of Engagement

attention • self-direction • self-motivation • self-regulation metacognition or learning how one learns • examining one’s own thinking

The Art of Aesthetics

sensitivity and appreciation of beauty in all forms • finding the artist within • artistic expression

The Art of Caring & Relationship

Self: self-understanding and awareness • making healthy choices

Others: self-reflection and awareness in relationship • non-violent communication service to the common good

Local & Global Communities: service and citizenship

The Environment: mindful stewardship

Oak Grove School is a living, learning community and therefore these “arts” should not be perceived as fixed but dynamic in nature and in a constant state of review.

Profile last updated: 08/27/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Villanova Preparatory School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is King's Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is King's Academy (0.5 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 year ago
My son has attended Oak Grove School for the last six years. The learning environment is very supportive of the individual needs of each student while balancing the overall needs of the group. I have watched my son''s love of learning grow as his education progresses. I am happy to be a part of the Oak Grove community.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Oak Grove School has been the best for our son. He began in junior high and is now in high school. The academics are balanced and engaging, the camping, sports, art, and music are spectacular. Finally, the beautiful campus and sense of community make this a unique place. I highly recommend it.
- Posted by Parent

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