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A+ 4.9 / 5 44 Reviews


The Thacher School is anything but typical. Here, perched at the foot of Ojai’s Topa Topa Mountains and beneath a big Western sky, students encounter a combination they won’t find anywhere else: demanding academics, tough character-building challenges and a healthy, authentic community culture that supports them every step of the way. It’s how Thacher succeeds in shaping resilient, compassionate, and ambitious young men and women who are prepared to take on the challenges of today’s world. We invite you to dive in and see for yourself what makes Thacher, Thacher.
The Thacher School With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

A+ Boarding
A+ Matriculation
A Academics
B+ Extracurricular activities
B+ Community
A Reviews
A+ Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12
Boarding Tuition: $77,880
Day S. Tuition: $63,080
# of Students: 258
Boarding Rate: 90%
Teacher:Student: 1:6%
International Student: 14%
AP Courses: 0
Endowment: $798,450/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 72%
SAT: 1395/1600
IB: No

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Ranking University/College Students
#1 Princeton University 1
#2 Columbia University 2
#2 Harvard College 1
#6 Stanford University 1
#8 University of Pennsylvania 1
#9 Duke University 1
#13 Dartmouth College 3
#14 Brown University 3
#17 Cornell University 1
#17 Rice University 2
LAC #4 Pomona College 1
#21 Emory University 1
#22 University of California: Berkeley 4
#23 Georgetown University 1
#25 Carnegie Mellon University 1
#25 University of Virginia 1
#27 University of Southern California 2
#28 New York University 1
#28 University of California: Santa Barbara 1
LAC #6 Bowdoin College 2
LAC #8 Claremont McKenna College 1
#42 Boston University 1
#42 Tulane University 1
#42 University of Wisconsin-Madison 1
LAC #9 Middlebury College 1
#51 Spelman College 1
#55 Santa Clara University 2
#57 Penn State University Park 1
#59 University of Washington 1
#63 George Washington University 1
LAC #13 Hamilton College 2
#83 Marquette University 1
#83 Texas Christian University 1
#84 Bennington College 1
LAC #17 Barnard College 1
LAC #17 Wesleyan University 1
#100 Cornell College 1
#103 University of California: Santa Cruz 1
#104 University of Colorado Boulder 2
LAC #26 Colorado College 3
LAC #30 Kenyon College 1
LAC #30 Scripps College 1
LAC #38 Bucknell University 1
American School of Paris 1
American University of Paris Tulane University 1
California Community College California State Polytechnic University 1
California Poly University Pomona 1
California Poly University San Luis Obispo 1
California Polytechnic State University: San Luis Obispo 1
California State Polytechnic University: Pomona 1
Carnegie Mellon University Claremont McKenna College Colorado College 1
Games Animation Hamilton College 1
Gnomon School of Visual Effects 1
GNomon School of Visual Effects Games Animation 1
Marquette University Middlebury College 1
New York University Northeastern University 1
Northeastern University Oakland campus 1
Oakland Campus 1
UC TAG California Community College 1
University of California Berkeley University of California Santa Barbara University of California Sa 1
University of Colorado Boulder University of Edinburgh 1
University of Edinburgh Scotland 1
University of Pennsylvania University of Southern California University of St Andrews Scotland Unive 1
University of St. Andrews 1
University of Wisconsin Madison Wesleyan University 1


(Total 15)
Cross Country
American Football
Track and Field
Cross Country
American Football
Track and Field
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 37)
Bicycle Repair Club
Cheese Club
Chemistry Club
Chess Club
Tuibakayi Club
Conservative Club
Croc Club
Fencing Club
French club
Girl Up Club
Bicycle Repair Club
Cheese Club
Chemistry Club
Chess Club
Tuibakayi Club
Conservative Club
Croc Club
Fencing Club
French club
Girl Up Club
Golf Club
Grey Club
Hip-Hop Club
Hockey Club
Indie Music Club
It's Debatable
Japanese Club
Knitting Club
Lefty Club
Minecraft Club
Mountain bike club Music Club
Noodle Club
Parkour Club
Philosophy Club
Ping Pong Club
Polar Plunge
Robotics Club Short Film Club
Skate Club
Ski Club
Songwriting Club
Stress-Relief Club
Surfing Club
Tea Club Thacher Dog Walking Club
Thacher Downhill
Thacher Investment Club
Thacher Political Alliance Ultimate Frisbee club
Volleyball Club
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(Total 11)
Chamber Choir
Music Theory
Art History
Studio Art
Chamber Choir
Music Theory
Art History
Studio Art
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1889
Campus Size: 427 acres
Boarding Rate: 90%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 01/15
Interview: Zoom
Pre Interview: No Requirement
School Code:
TOEFL: 6955
SSAT: 7648
ISEE: 52265



Brief Reviews

(Total 38)
4.9/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 2)
5.0 / 5 Overall
5.0 / 5 Academics
4.5 / 5 Campus
5.0 / 5 Student Life
5.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
4.5 / 5 Transportation


(Total 69)

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Frequently Ask Questions about The Thacher School

Tell me a bit about The Thacher School.
The Thacher School is Co-ed private boarding school located in California, US. It was founded 1889 , and currently has about 258 students, 14.00% of whom are international students.

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Does The Thacher School have rigorous academic requirements?
The Thacher School also have 72% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do The Thacher School students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 25% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 21.67% go to top 25, and about 23.33% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
What is the application requirement for The Thacher School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, The Thacher School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for The Thacher School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for The Thacher School in 2024 is $71,480 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at .
Where is The Thacher School located?
The Thacher School is located in the State of California of USA.
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The overall rating for The Thacher School is A+.

The section ratings of The Thacher School are:
A+ for Matriculation
A for Academics
B+ for Extracurriculum
B+ for Community
A for Students and Parents reviews
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