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Door-to-Door Delivery

The COVID pandemic prevented seniors in the Class of 2020 at Ojai Valley School from receiving their diplomas. OVS has set out to remedy that with a door-to-door campaign to deliver diplomas in person.


The College Conundrum

After working hard to get into their top schools, members of the Class of 2020 were ready to take on the world. Then came COVID-19, which upended their college experiences through quarantine, closures and unprecedented restrictions. Read some of their stories.

The Great Outdoors

Six Ojai Valley School seniors recently took part in the inaugural outdoor education trip of the year, an outing to Santa Rosa Island nearly entirely organized and run by students. Organizers hope it's the first of many student-led outdoor trips this year.

Give a Holler for the AP Scholars

Ojai Valley School produced a record number of AP Scholars last year, with 25 students being recognized by the College Board at the start of this school year for their excellent performance on those exams.


Staff Profile: Manny Lopez-Calderon

As the maintenance supervisor at the Upper Campus of Ojai Valley School, Manny Lopez-Calderon puts plenty of heart and soul into his job. He's also a good guy, and a favorite of students and teachers alike.
JM enjoying the OVS Upper Campus pool .

New Kids on The Block

Each school year, exceptional and talented individuals attend Ojai Valley School. Among these include three new and outstanding students; Emma Watanabe, Jean-Michel Lin-Hurtubise, and Alana Mollison.


Web Workouts

In an effort to help students remain active and keep spirits high, OVS nursing assistant and girls soccer coach Paloma Sandoval hosts twice-weekly workout sessions over Google Meet.

Seasons Cut Short

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, one crucial aspect of many people's lives is being greatly affected: sports. From amateurs to professionals, athletes have had their passions put on hold. Hear from three high school seniors whose last varsity seasons have been called off.

OVS eGames

In an effort to brighten spirits and heighten a sense of community, the OVS Student Council and members of the community have begun hosting various online activities for students to participate in together while they are unable to meet in person. The events so far have included group trivia games, online drawing competitions, and more.

The Arts

Art Apart

Ms. Hersk and the OVS art students are adapting to the current circumstances and making the most out of class despite the online format.

Painting A Pandemic

When Senior Angela Qu chose the focus of her AP Art portfolio -- the beauty of infectious diseases under the microscope -- there's no way she could've ever known that six months later it would become such a global topic.

The Bigger Picture


OVS senior Adam Pepper-Macias, who serves as publications editor for On The Hill, reflects on his thoughts regarding the first day of the new Instagram page, @DearOVS