Thacher School

Ojai
, CA
Location
Secondary (Grades 9-12)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
259
Students
90%
Boarding
Casual
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
14
Sports
1889
Year Founded

Description

The Thacher School, a coeducational boarding high school perched at the foot of the Topatopa Mountains in Ojai, California, is anything but typical. Here, students encounter a combination they won’t find anywhere else: demanding academics, tough character-building challenges, and a healthy, authentic community culture that supports them every step of the way. It’s how Thacher succeeds in shaping resilient, compassionate, and ambitious young men and women who are prepared to take on the challenges of today’s world. We invite you to dive in and see for yourself what makes Thacher, Thacher.

Unique Characteristics

Capitalizing on Thacher’s location at the edge of a national forest, the School’s signature Horse and Outdoor Programs help students pursue adventure and fun in the company of friends while they also develop their abilities, independence, and leadership skills.

A brand new creativity and technology facility anchors a flexible academic program that emphasizes hands-on, interdisciplinary, applied learning experiences. For example, Thacher astronomy students collaborate with university astrophysicists using our research-grade observatory; biology students work closely with the staff a nearby chelonian conservation center to better understand and protect endangered turtles; and humanities and arts classes tackle pressing social issues with primary research, multimedia presentations, and educated activism.

College Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

  • Colorado College
  • Wake Forest University
  • University of Chicago
  • Dartmouth College
  • Columbia University
  • Stanford University

Academics

Trimesters
Schedule
No ESL Programs
No Summer Programs
No Saturday Classes

Admissions

No SSAT Required
January Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
Gateway

Student Body

259
Students
Co-Ed
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.

China, South Africa, England, Korea, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Singapore.

Location

Address5025 Thacher Road, Ojai, California, 93023
Nearby Airports

Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)

Burbank (BUR)

Los Angeles (LAX)

Campus Size427 Acres

Contact Information

Bill McMahon
Admissions Director
Blossom Beatty Pidduck
Head of School
805-646-4377
Phone