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Ojai Network: Education in Ojai

The Thacher School

The Thacher School - founded in 1889, Thacher is a coeducational boarding high school located 85 miles north of Los Angeles, California. The School serves academically talented students who will benefit from a rigorous college preparatory experience. The faculty and students live and work closely together in a community in which cooperation, trust, honesty, and respect are the cornerstones of school life. Together, we commit to the belief that demands in the academic classroom, when combined with those of mountains and horses, of sports and the arts, produce independent minds, strong bodies, and powerful character.

Scott Hiltzik - Composer, Pianist and Educator

Scott Hiltzik is a composer, pianist and educator. As a composer his music has been performed by major orchestras from the Boston Pops to the San Francisco Symphony in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. As a pianist he performs in Southern California, frequently with his original jazz quartet, House of Games. Recent recordings include classical, jazz, Celtic, Christmas and collaborations with international artists. As a piano teacher he brings his wide range of musical knowledge to his students, helping them learn the underlying language of music which they can apply to any musical genre. Teaching all ages, skill levels and musical styles. Beginners are welcome.

Villanova Preparatory School

Villanova Preparatory School is a Catholic, co-educational, day and boarding school where cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity are welcomed and embraced. Founded in 1924, Villanova is the only Augustinian co-ed boarding school in the United States. Villanova has 35 faculty members and more than 50% of the faculty hold advanced degrees. The student-faculty ratio is 8:1, with an average class size of 15. The 2003-04 enrollment totals 290, with approximately one-third boarding students. Day students come to Villanova from Ventura and Santa Barbara counties while boarding students represent 10 countries.

Theater 150

Theater 150 was constructed in an abandoned pool hall by Kim Maxwell-Brown and Dwier Brown in 1997 to offer Ventura County audiences an intimate theater experience that Kim calls “theater in your lap”. Theater 150 also offers acting, writing, and directing classes for all ages through The Conservatory at Theater 150.

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Laurel Springs School

Laurel Springs School - with over 25 years of experience, our philosophy of education honors each child’s gifts, talents, and learning style. Laurel Springs is a personalized distance learning school and resource to home school families, private and public schools, tutoring centers, students achieving personal life goals in acting or sports careers, and families living abroad.

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The Learning Springs

The Learning Springs - Laurel Springs School (LSS) is the nation’s leading accredited personalized distance learning program. In 1993 it began the world’s first online high school. Together with the Learning Springs (TLS), it has developed a powerful content and learning management system enriched with Laurel Springs’ award-winning curricula. The Learning Springs distributes Laurel Springs to a wide range of students through educational institutions, organizations, and governments worldwide.

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Oak Grove School

Oak Grove School offers innovative early childhood, elementary, junior high school programs, a college-preparatory high school, and a family-style boarding program all nourished by the educational vision of its founder, philosopher and educator J. Krishnamurti. Small classes in a natural environment are guided by experienced teachers who encourage discovery and inquiry while supporting exceptional academic, creative and personal growth.

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Ojai Valley Youth Foundation

Ojai Valley Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization that addresses youth issues through connecting community resources and involving teenagers in positive opportunities to make a difference with their lives, influence their future, and benefit the entire community. We offer after school programs in employment, leadership, career training, mentoring, and community service.

Ojai Unified School District

Ojai Unified School District offers rich, educational opportunities for our students at all levels. Our outstanding faculty and staff challenge students to achieve at high levels year after year.

Ojai School of Massage

Ojai School of Massage - our massage and aromatherapy school offers California state approved certificate programs in: Holistic Massage Therapy, Holistic Aromatherapy, Holistic Animal Massage and Holistic Equine (horse) Massage. We also provide educational courses, seminars, workshops and public speaking on a variety of subjects including: dog massage, cat massage, horse massage, aromatherapy, pregnancy massage, hydrotherapy, corporate massage, yoga, sports massage, meditation, tantra, stress reduction and more. Our day spa also offers massage, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and other body treatments for you and your pets.

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.

Ojai Valley Dharma Center

Ojai Valley Dharma Center and the Gekko Kyudojo provide many opportunites for practice and study within the buddhist and Shambhala teachings. Both are located in Ojai, California, 90 minutes north of Los Angeles. The Dharma Center offers weekend intensives, weekly public classes, urban retreats, Shambhala Education weekends, meditation instruction, weekly practice opportunities, and hatha yoga. The Gekko Kyudojo is dedicated to the practice and study of Kyudo, a traditional form of Zen archery.

Happy Valley School

Happy Valley School - The mission of Happy Valley School is the development of each individual's intellectual and artistic abilities. Through awakening the spirit of inquiry, we encourage each student to pursue integrity and excellence. Our non-competitive community builds honesty, respect, compassion and responsibility. Our goal is to develop a lifelong habit of learning as embodied in our school's motto Aun Aprendo, I am still learning.

Nordhoff High School

Nordhoff High School

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Monica Ros School

Monica Ros School is committed to educating young children age three through nine, preschool through third grade. An atmosphere of warmth and acceptance helps students to develop positive feelings about themselves, school and learning. The school's rich, balanced curriculum provides a strong foundation in the core areas of reading, writing and mathematics, science and social studies. Art, music dance and drama are an integral part of each child's experience. Students graduate from Monica Ros after third grade academically well prepared and with an enthusiasm for school that is unparalleled.

Montessori School of Ojai

Montessori School of Ojai philosophy is drawn from the vision of Maria Montessori who believed that the environment contributes to the child’s potential as an intelligent and creative individual who is knowledgeable about both the natural and academic worlds. We believe in working together in a spirit of cooperation, seeking to cultivate and express that which is excellent in each other. Active participation in the school community builds caring and responsible individuals.

Matilija Junior High School

Matilija Junior High School is a California Distinguished School nestled in the arbolada of the community of Ojai, California. The Ojai Valley is a picturesque and beautiful rural locale situated at the foot of the Los Padres National Forest. The Matilija campus with its traditional Spanish architecture, was built in the late 1920's. The exceptional architecture combined with the majestic oaks which frame the arbolada, give the campus a unique and serene learning atmosphere.

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Brooks Institute

Brooks Institute - Brooks Institute is designed for anyone who aspires to a career in photography, filmmaking or graphic design. Whether you are completely new to the field or seek new skills to advance an established career, Brooks' educational philosophy of “learning by doing” can provide you with the artistic, technical, and business expertise needed to succeed.

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Global Village School

Global Village School offers a progressive, accredited, customizable K-12 homeschool diploma program via online and text-based curriculum, complete with individualized teacher services. Our courses integrate peace, justice, and diversity studies with the core subjects. We are an international school; we welcome students from around the globe.

Chaparral High School

Chaparral High School - Chaparral High School is a continuation high school designed to provide
an alternative education for those students in the Ojai Unified School
District unable or unwilling to attend regular high school classes, or for
those not successful in the regular program.

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Meiners Oaks Elementary School

Meiners Oaks Elementary School
Meiners Oaks is situated in the beautiful Ojai Valley in north west Ventura County in the sunny state of California. Meiners Oaks Elementary School is located in the unincorporated area of Meiners Oaks, a community located just to the west of Nordhoff High School.

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Mira Monte Elementary School

Mira Monte Elementary School - Mira Monte is located in Ojai, California, a small town nested in the foothills of the Los Padres National Forest about 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

We serve grades K-6 and our current enrollment is 428 students. The warm and friendly atmosphere at our school is due in large part to the goals expressed in our Mission Statement:

"The Mira Monte Mission is to provide ALL students with a positive and challenging learning environment which empowers them to become responsible and productive citizens of our world."

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San Antonio Elementary School

San Antonio Elementary School - At San Antonio our mission is to provide students with a unique and exceptional education that focuses on the whole child. As a school community, we strive to offer our students an outstanding intellectual, physical, and social curriculum, a rich variety of experiences, and a commitment to student success. Our hope is to work together as students, parents, and staff in an atmosphere of trust, respect, collaboration, and compassion. Our vision is to be a happy place where learning is both challenging and fun.

Summit Elementary School

Summit Elementary School - Summit Elementary School is located in Ojai, California. This school is a public school with grade levels Kindergarten thru Sixth Grade. There are approximately 57 students at this school. There are 3 teachers. This makes the student to teacher ratio 19 students to 1 teacher. The national average is 15 which means this school has more students in the classroom than most.

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Topa Topa Elementary School

Topa Topa Elementary School

Brighton Academy

Brighton Academy

Ojai Christian Academy

Ojai Christian Academy

St. Monica's

New Earth Cyber School

New Earth Cyber School offers resources and services for an alternative to mainstream education which includes the conscious development of inner resources, life skills, environmental awareness and creative expression. Its mission is to support young people in unfolding their gifts so that a new world that is spiritually evolved, peaceful, loving and in harmony with Mother Earth can be birthed.