Ojai Valley School

  • The philosophy of Ojai Valley School is contained in the motto "Integer Vitae," meaning wholeness of life, symmetry of life, soundness of life, and, therefore, poise and strength of life.
  • To accommodate this school philosophy, every effort is made to create an atmosphere for students and faculty that is conducive to learning and growing through the framework of a warm family environment.
  • Guided by this stated philosophy, Ojai Valley School has, as its goals and objectives, the development of each student's character.
  • Ojai Valley School students are presented with a wide variety of experiences through college and university preparatory studies, campus life, field trips, student activities, athletic programs, outdoor education and camping.
  • These activities allow students to explore the extent of their interests and abilities, to know themselves, and to develop an attitude of appreciation and respect.
  • Ojai Valley School students are exposed to a well balanced program, both academic and social, with consistent standards set for each discipline and activity.
  • Towards the development of character, students are given responsibilities that relate to their personal lives and to the school community.
  • With support and guidance from faculty, students begin to develop the knowledge and strength needed to make sound judgments.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students277 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeOjai Valley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$45,500
Admissions DirectorTracy Wilson
Admissions AssociateJohn Valenzuela
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ojai
    Grades: PK-12 | 219 students
    1.4 miles
    220 West Lomita Ave
    Ojai, CA 93023
    (805)646-8236
    1.4 PK-12
    219
  • Ojai
    Grades: 9-12 | 240 students
    0.8 miles
    12096 N Ventura Avenue
    Ojai, CA 93023
    (805)646-1464
    0.8 9-12
    240
  • San Juan Capistrano
    Grades: PK-12 | 440 students
    111.8 miles
    32032 Del Obispo St
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
    (949)493-5683
    111.8 PK-12
    440
  • Carpinteria
    Grades: 9-12 | 280 students
    13 miles
    1960 Cate Mesa Road
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    (805)684-4127
    13 9-12
    280
  • Ojai
    Grades: 9-12 | 250 students
    4.5 miles
    5025 Thacher Road
    Ojai, CA 93023
    (805)640-3210
    4.5 9-12
    250

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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Hello I am student at RJ frank I am very interested on going to villanova preparatory school. So I was wondering is there a way I can go to villanova preparatory school for free, I really hope there is a chance for me. I was an avid student too and this year I am in art. TThink you very much.
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Ojai Valley School is an amazing place. The emphasis on personal character development combined with academics, outdoor education, and social responsibility in a global world are just a few reasons why I am grateful my children attend this school. We have been an OVS family for the past 7 years and I can honestly say, this is the best school for my children in every way...from the administration to the teachers to the maintenance and food staff, it is so apparent how much they care about the students and families that make up the "family" that is OVS.
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I owe a lot to Ojai Valley School, without this school I do not know here my son would be today. He entered as an unmotivated and unhappy 10th grader. He graduated ready to take on the world. He won awards in academic excellence and sports while attending OVS. Teacher, mentor and coach Fred Alavrez had a profound effect on my son, becoming like a surrogate father to him. He was more than a teacher, he gave him guidance and strength in all aspects of life. The entire faculty and staff truly care and support the students. I highly recommend Ojai Valley School.
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The average private school tuition in Ojai, CA is $38,570 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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