The resident student's schedule for school days is structured to support their studies and guide the balance of the many extracurricular activities they participate in. The schedule for non-school days is more flexible but filled with activities to develop new friendships, celebrate other cultures, and balance studies and relaxation.
Schedule for School Days
6:30am: Breakfast begins and is served until 5 minutes before school begins.
7:00am: Residents are expected to wake up by 7:00am each day using their own alarm clocks. Prefects and the school nurse come through the dorms to make sure students are awake.
8:00am - 3:00pm: Students are in classes. Classes and lunch time vary depending on the school schedule each day.
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Students are encouraged to see teachers for extra help and tutoring. All faculty members have open office hours.
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Students participate in a sport, 8th period class, or another approved extracurricular. Students may not be in their dorm rooms at this time.
5:00pm - 5:30pm: Free time treated as a break or transitional time.
5:30pm - 6:15pm: Dinner is served. Students and staff eat together in the Dining Hall.
6:15pm - 7:00pm: Free time. Many residents begin their homework and study during this period.
7:00pm - 9:00pm: Study Hall: students may study in the Resource Center with two experienced teachers and tutors, or in their own rooms.
9:00pm - 10:30pm: Students continue studying or engage in recreation. The Gymnasium is typically open for basketball, as is the weight room for exercise. Some students cook during this time or make a snack in the school kitchen.
10:30pm - 11:00pm: Students prepare for sleep and it is quiet hours in the dormitories.
11:00pm - Lights out for underclassmen unless they requested late study. Some students choose to sleep earlier.
12:00am - Lights out for the seniors.
Schedule for Non-School Days
10:00am - 12:00pm Brunch
Daytime - Examples include: trips to the beach, hiking, mini-golf, grocery store, downtown Ojai, Target, etc. The campus has open pool hours, tennis courts/track/gym, trails on 130 acres, and available bikes
2:00pm - 3:00pm Deli Bar
5:30pm - 6:30pm Dinner
Evening - Open Gym, a movie, games, courtyard bonfire with s'mores
Activities and trips are posted well in advance. They include open pool hours, 3 on 3 basketball tournaments, karaoke, hiking, beach visits, museums, shopping for necessities, college visits, etc.
Most weekends there is at least one mandatory event: the whole Dorm will have an on-campus community building activity or an off-campus activity.