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The Thacher School

Call: 805-646-4377
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The Thacher School

At a glance

Location Ojai, CA
Tuition $47,950
Grades 9-12 Students Receiving Aid 30%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $2,181,350
Student/Faculty Ratio 6:1 Endowment $100,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 13%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 240

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 11

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 48*
Average SAT Score (Math) 650
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 660
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 1
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Los Angeles CA Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1889
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 425
Head of School Michael K. Mulligan
Endowment $100,000,000

History

Founded in 1889, The Thacher School is a coeducational boarding high school located 85 miles north of Los Angeles, California. The School serves academically talented students who will benefit from a rigorous college preparatory experience. The faculty and students live and work closely together in a community in which cooperation, trust, honesty, and respect are the cornerstones of school life. Together, we commit to the belief that demands in the academic classroom, when combined with those of mountains and horses, of sports and the arts, produce independent minds, strong bodies, and powerful character.

Academics

% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 78%
Faculty with doctorate 0
Faculty with masters 31
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 11
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Chorus
Community Service
Computer Math
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Ecology
Economics
English
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
Film
Fine Arts
French
Geography
Geology
Geometry
Health
History
Journalism
Latin
Logic
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Music
Music Theory
Other (SAT & ACT Preparation)
Outdoor Education
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Psychology
Religion
Science
Social Studies
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Theater Theology
Trigonometry
World History
World Literature
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Other (School offers 18 Advanced Placement courses)

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 240
% Boys/Girls 50/50
Boarding Students 220
Day Students 20
International
Australia
Canada
China
France
India
Italy
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (South Africa)
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
UK
United States
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Montana
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Texas
Washington
West Virginia
Wyoming
Majority of students come from Other(47% boarding students from outside CA, 12% International)
% of Students of Color 37%
% of International Students 12%

Admission

E-mail info@thacher.org
Web Address www.thacher.org
Director of Admission William P. McMahon
Admission Application Apply to The Thacher School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 75
Application Deadline(s) Jan
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 10
Financial Aid Awarded $2,181,350
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 30%
Acceptance Rate 13%
Total Applicants 640
Admissions Selectivity Very selective
Admissions Yield 82%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (Applicants for grade 11 may submit their PSAT scores.)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $31,750
Boarding Student Tuition $47,950

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 650
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 660
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 660
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Stanford, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Princeton, USC, Harvard, MIT, George Washington, Wesleyan, Bowdoin, Middlebury, Georgetown, Colorado College
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
equestrian
football
lacrosse
other (Ultimate Frisbee)
soccer
tennis
track and field
volleyball
Recreational Sports
camping
dance
hiking
horseback riding
other (Horse Program)
outdoor club/skills
riflery
rock climbing
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Choir
Chorus
Community Service Program
Computer Club
Dance Club
Debate Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
French Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
Habitat for Humanity
Honor Council
Judiciary Board
Literary Magazine
Math Club
Model UN
Newspaper
Radio Station
Recycling Club
Relaxation Club
Science Club
Ski Club
Spanish Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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Contact Info

Phone 805-646-4377
Address 5025 Thacher Rd - Ojai, CA 93023
Website www.thacher.org 
Email info@thacher.org 
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