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We are fortunate that our beautiful Southern California climate, small size, supportive community, and capable student leadership have put us in a strong position to operate safely together on campus. Meanwhile, we remain in a posture of responsive vigilance and prepared to tighten our protocols should conditions require that. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade B

About

5025 Thacher Rd
Ojai, CA 93023

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$46,920
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$62,810
Received Financial Aid
31%
Average Financial Aid
$52,652
From The Thacher School

The Thacher School, a coeducational boarding high school founded in 1889 on a citrus ranch 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.

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The Thacher School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1420
113 responses
Average ACT
32
90 responses

Why Simply Learn Science When You Can Do Science?

At the intersection of mathematics, science, and computer programming, Thacher students are tackling practical, complex problems with real-world significance.

Culture & Safety

Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 15 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
  • Open House
    32%
  • Senior Exhibition
    20%
  • Senior Night Live
    20%
  • Coffee House
    17%
  • The Winter Musical
    10%
  • n/a
    2%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
93%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, France, Japan, Mexico, Philippines
International Boarding Students
9%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
255
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 17 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 17 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 17 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 15 responses

The Thacher School Reviews

Rating 4.36 out of 5  92 reviews
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