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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. Our family-style boarding facility provides a warm and friendly home for 15 - 20 boarding students. Our dedicated residential staff lives on the premises offering support and guidance.

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About Us:

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.

Accreditations:
- 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