Oak Grove School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (805) 646-8236
220 West Lomita
Ojai, CA 93023
  • Oak Grove School is a progressive, pre K – twelve college preparatory day and boarding school nestled on 150 acres in beautiful Ojai, California.
  • The school provides a well-rounded and challenging academic experience balanced with rich extra-curricular programs in fine, performing, and practical arts, physical fitness, environmental and outdoor education, and travel.
  • Inspired by the school’s founder J. Krishnamurti, Oak Grove helps students develop the qualities of mind, heart, and body that enable them to act with excellence, self-knowledge, and responsibility in the modern world.
  • The school’s unique community offers an environment of inquiry where whole, mindful, and intelligent approaches to life are investigated and perennial questions of humankind are explored.
  • Oak Grove features a vegetarian campus, organic gardens, and a commitment to sustainability in all forms.

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  • Class of 1990
    5 Stars   4/9/2012
    Lafayette College
    Focus on the education of the whole student. Respect for individuality and personal expression. Non-competitive approach to sports and learning. Travel all over the southwest and the world. Coed, international, vegetarian family style. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Oak Grove SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19751910
Campus Size150 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment230 students300 students
% Students of Color
18%
20%
% International Students
22%
20%
% Students Boarding
26%
66%
Average SAT Score1914* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size14 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered616
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$1 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$39,320$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$17,050$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$5,000$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
60%
57%
Director of AdmissionsJoy Maguire-Parsons
Andy Gilman

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered616
CoursesAP Calculus, AP Physics, English III Honors, English IV Honors, Spanish IV Honors, US History Honors

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered414
SportsEquestrian, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1023
ExtracurricularsBattle of the Bands, Camping Club, Community Art Show, Community Service Club, Environment Club, Gardening Club, International Travel, Jazz Club, Rock Academy, World Music

College Matriculation

Year: 2008 - 201110 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
New York University3
Berklee College of Music2
Otis Art Institute2
UC Berkeley2
UC Riverside2
Harvard1
Middlebury1
Occidental1
UCLA1
USC1

School Notes

  • Co-educational Day and Boarding.
  • Just north of Los Angeles, set on 150 beautiful acres in Ojai, California, 20 minutes from the beaches of Southern California.
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).
  • Members of National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Western Boarding Schools Association (WBSA) and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS).
  • Challenging, integrated & inquiry-based college-preparatory experience.
  • Progressive, child-centered elementary and early childhood programs that integrate state standards while honoring the whole child.
  • Average class size of 12-16.
  • A rich extracurricular program including fine, performing and practical arts, foreign language, environmental and outdoor education, team sports and travel.
  • A caring community dedicated to academic excellence while fostering mindfulness, understanding, and awareness of self, others, and the world.
  • Family-style residential program for junior high and high school students.
  • Vegetarian campus with organic gardens.
  • Environmentally friendly facilities and practices.
  • Graduates accepted at top colleges and universities worldwide.
  • SAT scores surpass national averages among both public and private high schools.
  • Immersion ESL program available for high school students.
  • The only Krishnamurti school in North America, with sister schools that include India's Rishi Valley and the UK's Brockwood Park schools.
  • 12th grade students participate in a month-long signature trip to India.
  • School accreditations: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
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