Mission Statement

CREATE a nurturing, safe environment that focuses on the unique academic, emotional, social and physical needs of adolescents as they make the transition from elementary school to high school.

OFFER through shared decision-making, a quality academic curriculum, and a variety of experiences and maximum opportunities for success.

Vision Statement

Matilija Junior High School enriches and nurtures student achievement and academic excellence in the Ojai Valley. We provide a stimulating and rigorous curriculum through the teaching of the California Content Standards with an emphasis on the core subjects. Our highly qualified teachers are determined to raise student achievement by using data-driven researched-based instructional strategies and modeling lifelong learning.

We are committed to providing a safe and orderly campus that has a zero-tolerance for bullying/harassment (including cyber-bullying). Each student is given the opportunity to participate in a variety of enrichment opportunities through our exploratory programs, music, support classes, and after-school clubs and sports.

Matilija is a school that values each child’s personal growth, academically and socially, in preparation for the challenges and opportunities in high school and beyond.