Oak Grove School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
220 West Lomita
Ojai, CA 93023
Tel: (805) 646-8236
  • 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.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Review Description

  • 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. . .
Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Oak Grove School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1975 1910
Campus Size 150 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 230 students 298 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score 1914 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 14 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 6 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $1 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$39,320 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$17,050 $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $5,000 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsJoy Maguire-Parsons
Andy Gilman

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 6 16
CoursesAP Calculus, AP Physics, English III Honors, English IV Honors, Spanish IV Honors, US History Honors


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 4 14
SportsEquestrian, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 10 23
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 - 2011 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
New York University 3
Berklee College of Music 2
Otis Art Institute 2
UC Berkeley 2
UC Riverside 2
Harvard 1
Middlebury 1
Occidental 1

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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