The Thacher School

5025 Thacher Road,
Ojai, CA 93023
Tel: 805-640-3210
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 240 students
Founded in 1889, The Thacher School 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.

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
The Thacher School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1889 1907
Campus Size 427 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 240 students 300 students
% Students of Color 37% 18%
% International Students 12% 20%
% Students Boarding 90% 67%
Average SAT Score 2018 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1850 - 2160 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 11 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 19 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 71% 65%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $117 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$50,550 $46,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$33,470 $26,300
% Students on Financial Aid 27% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $36,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 84% -
Acceptance Rate 14% 57%
Director of Admissions Bill McMahon  

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 13
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 31 24
ExtracurricularsAmnesty International, California Mathematics League, Chamber Singers, Cheese Club, Chorus, Christian Fellowship Club, Community Service Program, Computer Network Consultants, Cum Laude Society, Dance Ensemble, El Archivero (the yearbook), Film Society, French Club, Games Club, Gourmet Society, Gun Club, Indoor Committee, Instrumental Ensemble, Latin Club, Literary Society and Symposium, Mad Bomber Ski Society, Prefects, Radio Station, Sir Winston Churchill Debating Society, Spanish Club,

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1889, The Thacher School 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.

  • School accreditations: TABS, NAIS, WBSA, SSATB

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Besant Hill School (3.9 miles away)
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