Long Live The Monarchy!

Once again, the Upper Campus is experiencing a surge of monarch caterpillars, which feed on milkweed planted around the school, anchor their chrysalises to buildings and bushes and eventually emerge as beautiful butterflies. OVS has been home to a sizable monarch population over the past decade, prompting teachers and students to take measures to protect this endangered species.

From Court to Classroom

OVS English teacher Terry Wilson, fascinated by a New York Times article, assigned her AP students reading from a court case involving racist teenagers. Those teenagers were required to read well-known books, including Reading Lolita in Tehran, that explore the issue of racism and discrimination in society.

College Exploration

Nearly 50 OVS sophomores and juniors participated Wednesday in a long-standing Upper Campus tradition — the Ventura/Tri-County National College Fair. This year’s fair was held at Camarillo Airport and featured representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities worldwide, ranging from American University in Washington D.C. to York University in Toronto, Canada.

OVS Honored for Environmental Excellence

In recognition of its long-standing commitment to environmental conservation, preservation and sustainability, Ojai Valley School has been named a California Green Ribbon School, the state’s top honor for environmental excellence in education.

Sweet Science

Five Ojai Valley School students, ranging from sixth to eighth grade, took top honors at the Ventura County Science Fair, with a handful qualifying to go on to compete at the state level.