Boarding School in Ventura County, California

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Oak Grove School:
Oak Grove School is a progressive, co-educational day and boarding school offering a 7-day boarding program to both American and international high school students in 7th through to 12th grade. Based in Ojai City, Ventura County, southern California, we are situated approximately 54 miles (86 km) north of Los Angeles.

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The school provides a well-rounded and challenging academic experience balanced with a rich extracurricular program in fine, performing and practical arts, physical fitness, environmental and outdoor education, community service and travel. 

The average class size is 12-16 students. Our immersion ESL program is available to high school students. We are the only Krishnamurti school in North America, with sister schools in India and England. Our aim is to assist students in developing those qualities of mind, heart, and body that will enable them to function with excellence, care and responsibility in the modern world. 

We support an approach to learning that emphasizes depth over coverage, project-based learning, a model of student-as-worker / teacher-as-coach, a genuine appreciation of each student’s unique capabilities, and the balance of traditional testing with authentic assessment practices such as portfolios, demonstrations of learning and student exhibitions.

Accreditation:
- 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).

Our Mission:

Inspired by the original intent and statement of philosophy left by the school’s founder J. Krishnamurti, the mission of Oak Grove School is to assist students in developing those qualities of mind, heart, and body that will enable them to function with excellence, care and responsibility in the modern world.

In addition, it is the intention of the school to offer a place where the whole community can inquire together into the perennial questions of humankind and explore an approach to life that is whole, mindful and intelligent.

Our Teachers:
Our teachers are caring, highly trained, enthusiastic and experienced in their fields. Approximately half of our faculty have advanced degrees and combine both youth and the wisdom of many years of teaching. Our faculty and staff are more than teachers and support – they are friends and partners in education.

Co-educational Boarding School Program:
- 7-day boarding program available to American and international high school students in 7th through to 12th grade.
- ESL Immersion Program for international students.

Boarding Accommodation and Facilities:

- Our family-style boarding facility, Besant House, provides a warm and friendly home for 15 - 20 American and International students. A dedicated residential staff lives on the premises offering support, guidance, great food, good conversation, and abundant opportunities to explore Southern California, as well as the local town of Ojai, home to many famous writers, actors and artists.

- Oak Grove School is fully vegetarian, and wherever possible we use vegetables from our own organic garden. Both day and residential students are offered delicious mid-day meals through Oak Grove School’s award-winning Vegetarian Hot Lunch Program.

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Address: 220 W. Lomita Avenue, Ojai, Ventura County, California , USA
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Villanova Preparatory School
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Located in Ojai in Ventura County, California (approximately 54 miles north-west of Los Angeles), Villanova Preparatory School is a Roman Catholic co-educational boarding & day school based on the Augustinian tradition.

We offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum for grades 9-12, with a residental / boarding school program available for both national and international students. Our students are consistently placed into many of the top colleges in the country.

Villanova has a student-teacher ratio of 10:1 and an average class size of 16. We channel students' curiosity, enthusiasm and energy so they can reach the full potential of their abilities and interests.

This is achieved through a balanced program of academic courses, athletics, community service, art and extra-curricular activities. Students are guided to achieve their full academic potential through disciplined study and an enhanced spirit of inquiry.

Established in 1924, as a Catholic school in the Augustinian tradition, Villanova is a member of the Augustinian Secondary Education Association (ASEA) which comprises 8 secondary institutions in North America and over 100 schools worldwide.
Day & boarding programs for Grades 9-12 for both national & international students:

- College preparatory curriculum

- Students achieve strong college preparatory skills & gain a broad knowledge in the humanities, arts and sciences

- English Immersion with Support (EIS) Program: For international students whose English is not yet strong enough for a full college-preparatory course load

- Athletics, art, extra-curricular activities & community service
THINK Global School
Courses / Programs
With our headquarters in New York City, THINK Global School is the world’s first global, traveling high school! There is no other school like TGS on the planet.

Designed for 10-12th Grade students from California, the U.S. and around the globe, our school year consists of 3 terms, each held in a different country. Our students have the unique opportunity to delve into the history and culture of these fantastic international locations.

Authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, our mission is to provide a challenging academic experience for multinational students in a multicultural learning environment, with a specific focus on engaging with the local culture in each of our host cities.

During the academic year 2016-17, we are in Canada, Morocco & Peru, while in previous years we have been situated in Australia, Sweden, Japan, China, Germany, Argentina, and the U.S. among others.

TGS students are competitively selected from all corners of the globe and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature United Nations, representing more than 20 different countries of citizenship and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.

THINK Global School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.

Expert Testimonial:
"The collective energy that the students at TGS possess is remarkable. Somehow, the more places they go and things they do, the more energy they have!… It is such an inspiration!"
- TGS Residential Advisor
International Traveling High School Program for Students in Grades 10-12:

- Pre-IB Program (Grade 10)
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (Grades 11-12)

- Taught in small classes by experienced & dedicated teachers

- All subjects are inspired by the location & designed to combine learning with a wealth of cultural experiences.

- Rich program of curriculum-linked field research, guest lectures, and workshops in each city

- Classroom instruction is student-driven, with emphasis on investigative inquiry and deliberative dialogue
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The Thacher School, Ventura County
Courses / Programs
The Thacher School is a co-educational boarding high school for grades 9-12 located in Ojai, 85 miles northwest of Los Angeles in Ventura County, CA.

The school serves academically talented students who will benefit from a rigorous college preparatory experience with ACT, SAT and AP courses. 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.

Dormitory life is a rich blend of studying, relaxing, sleeping, and enjoying with friends and prefects. In each dorm, senior prefects help administer rules and serve as role models for other students. Faculty members are also an integral part of dorm life, as most live in apartments attached to the dormitories.

We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Boarding Programs for boys and girls in Grades 9-12:
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses SAT and ACT
- Study Abroad Program
- Outdoor Program
- Horseriding Program
- International Students welcome

Rigorous College Preparatory Curriculum:
- English
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- History
- Fine Arts
- Modern Languages
California Leadership Academy
Courses / Programs
California Leadership Academy is an affordable and caring secure facility for troubled teens (ages 12-17) located near San Diego, CA.

Our school is a residential, therapeutic academy for boys and girls 12-17 who exhibit defiance, rebellion, failing grades, or emotional issues.

We believe that each teen that walks through our door has a bright future in front of them. Our mission is to help them find that root-cause that is destroying their lives and in many cases their families.

In collaboration with parents, teachers, and the community, students will develop skills to become critical thinkers, problem solvers and leaders in order to reach their highest potential.
Therapeutic Boarding School for Troubled Teens ages 12-17:

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- Most of our students arrive with an average GPA of 1.92 and leave with an average GPA of 3.50
Oaks Christian School, Los Angeles County
Courses / Programs
Oaks Christian School (OCS) is an independent, college preparatory boarding school serving middle & high school-age boys and girls in grades 6-12. It is located in Westlake Village in Los Angeles County, California, adjacent to the 101 Freeway, approximately 40 miles north-west of Los Angeles.

Oaks Christian School, founded in 2000, continues to build a reputation of being one of the most respected private Christian high schools in California, and welcomes nationwide and international students to our high school.

Our mission statement reflects a top-notch academic program with an outstanding and competitive athletic department and a visual / performing arts division rivaling the top schools in the United States.

Oaks Christian Homestay is a unique feature of our boarding program. We believe it creates a much better educational environment and provides more social and emotional support than an impersonal boarding dorm.

Our school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Boarding / residential school program for grades 6-12:

- All courses are college-preparatory. AP & honors courses in all disciplines allow students to be challenged to their fullest academic potential.

- Homestay program for international students.

- Small classes allow for meaningful interactions & foster the concepts of unity and teamwork.

- Learning is often discussion-based.

- Teachers encourage students to analyze, and explore critical thought, in order to develop a qualified point of view.