Ojai Valley Information

Ojai is a city in Ventura County in the U.S. state of California. Located in the Ojai Valley, it is northwest of Los Angeles and east of Santa Barbara. The valley is about 10 miles (16 km) long by 3 miles (5 km) wide, surrounded by hills and mountains. The population was 7,461 at the 2010 census, down from 7,862 at the 2000 census.

Ojai is a tourism destination known for its boutique hotels, recreation opportunities, cycling, hiking, spiritual retreats, farmers’ market of local organic agriculture and just a short drive away from the beaches in Ventura. It also has small businesses specializing in local and ecologically friendly art, design, and home improvement—such as galleries and a solar power company. Chain stores (other than a few gas stations) are prohibited by Ojai city law to encourage local small business development and keep the town unique.

The origin of the name Ojai has historically been known as derived from an Indigenous word meaning nest, though the specific Indigenous nation is not identified.[14] The city’s self-styled nickname is “Shangri-La” referencing the natural environment of this health and spirituality-focused region as well as the mystical sanctuary of 1937 film adaption of James Hilton’s novel Lost Horizon.

Ojai Schools (Click to Expand)

Public Schools

Name Address Phone
Ojai Unified School District http://www.ojai.k12.ca.us 805 640 4300
K through Grade 6
Meiners Oaks 400 S. Lomita Ave 805 640 4378
Mira Monte 1216 Loma Drive 805 640 4384
San Antonio 650 Carne Rd 805 640 4373
Summit 12525 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd 805 640 4391
PreK through Grade 6
Topa Topa 916 Mountain View Ave 805 640 4366
Grades 7-8
Matilija Junior High 702 El Paseo Rd 805 640 4355
Grades 9-12
Nordhoff High 1401 Maricopa Highway 805 640 4343
Chaparral Continuation High 114 N. Montgomery Ave 805 640 4330
Home School
Valley Oak Charter School 105 E. Topa Topa 805 640 4421

Private Schools

Grade Name Address Phone
9-12 Besant Hill School 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd 805 646 4343
K-6 Ojai Christian Academy 190 E. Roblar 805 646 0139
K-12 Laurel Springs 302 W. Ojai Ave 805 646 2473
PreK-8 Montessori of Ojai 806 W. Baldwin Rd 805 649 2525
PreK-3 Monica Ros School 783 McNell Rd 805 646 8184
PreK-12 Oak Grove School 220 W. Lomita 805 646 8236
K-12 Oak Meadow School Box 740, Putney, VT 05346 805 646 4510
PreK-12 Ojai Valley School 723 El Paseo Rd 805 646 1423
9-12 The Thacher School 5025 Thacher Rd 805 646 4377
9-12 Villanova Preparatory 12096 Ventura Ave 805 646 1464

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