Education2018-06-07T08:53:14-07:00

A Community of Lifelong Learning…

Ojai Valley offers renowned institutions for elementary & secondary education. Furthermore, Ojai offers learning opportunities for adults who want to develop their skills, knowledge or achieve a deeper understanding of society.


The Ojai Valley has a lot to offer learners of all ages. With dynamic and innovative public schools, K-12 private schools of national renown, and a huge variety of adult education opportunities, ranging from skills building to art making to philosophy, there is something to engage everyone.

Teachers such as Jiddu Krishnamurti, Beatrice Wood, Annie Besant, and Aldous Huxley have infused the valley with a rare spirit of inquiry and self-cultivation. This passion has manifested into our public and private schools, foundations, art centers, and a growing number of focused retreats and festivals that take place throughout the year.

Offerings for residents and visitors range from acting, writing, literature, civic engagement, spirituality, philosophy, cooking, fermentation, tennis, art instruction, permaculture, hiking, environmentalism, and much more. There is always something going on and the common Ojai problem is deciding which opportunity among many to participate in.

Along with the environmental beauty and the spiritual focus of Ojai, robust educational resources for all ages are a main priority for the valley, taking to heart the words of Krishnamurti: “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” We invite educators to join this page and to showcase their offerings. Please contact us by clicking here.

The Agora FoundationPromoted

The Agora Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit endeavor, striving to provide an understanding of the ideas that shape civilizations and to promote civil discourse on complicated subjects.

Krishnamurti Foundation of America

The Foundation preserves and disseminates Krishnamurti's teachings through publications, a school, an adult educational center, and international outreach.

Krotona Institute

The Krotona Institute is a residential community of Theosophical Society members dedicated to service in a center where the Ageless Wisdom is studied and lived.

Private K-12 Schools

Chapparal High School

Secondary level programs that enable youth who have dropped out or been expelled from school to complete their formal education.

Matilija Junior High School

Our mission at Matilija Junior High School is to create a nurturing, safe environment that focuses on the unique academic, emotional, social and physical needs of adolescents as they make the transition from elementary school to high school.

Mira Monte Elementary

At Mira Monte our top priorities are to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment and to ensure a rigorous and relevant academic path for our students. We strategically plan curriculum, instruction, assessments, and professional development activities to meet the learning needs of our students.

Nordhoff High School

Nordhoff Mission Statement With Nordhoff's broad array of academic, club, athletic and artistic experiences available, Nordhoff represents many opportunities for our students to grow into the kind of people we would be thankful to have as neighbors, friends, coworkers and leaders.

San Antonio Elementary School

Welcome to San Antonio Elementary School.  We are a small, quaint school located amongst the orange groves of Ojai’s East End.  San Antonio is the perfect choice for families looking for a small, family-like environment that values high academic standards and an enriching educational experience.  Our teachers, staff, and parents work collaboratively to create a school experience that focuses on the principles of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) to prepare our students to be 21st Century learners.  Through a positive learning environment, we believe that all students can learn and achieve success.

Summit Elementary School

Our unique size allows for a supportive and tight-knit community, and offers students the opportunity to develop academically, to reinforce respect for self and others, and fosters an appreciation of the arts.

Topa Topa Elementary

Topa Topa is a school that serves students from kindergarten through sixth grade.