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Dave Monson, Principal


We are a great small school and look forward to working with our students and families to help them achieve their high school goals and prepare for their post-secondary lives. Our strengths lie in our four pillars of success: Scholarship, Community, Opportunity, and Tradition. We strive for excellence in all academic subjects. We want students to become stronger readers, better writers, and more critical thinkers. Whether a student’s goal is the top university in the country, a local community college, vocational training or military service, we want every student to do their best. We have also found that a positive, supportive, inclusive school culture tends to bring out the best in all of us so we take citizenship seriously. We want our students to be kind, caring role models and strive to leave Nordhoff a better place than they found it. Because of the wide variety, interests, and goals of our students, we work hard to create and maintain as many choices as possible. In addition to our solid core academics, we have art and performing art programs, CTE programs such as welding, auto, health science, video productions, and graphic design, over twenty different athletic programs, and a veteran counseling department and college and career specialist to assist students and families for life after Nordhoff. Finally, this school has been educating and supporting students and families in the Ojai Valley for over one hundred years, and we are excited to be a part of that legacy. We are glad you are here with us.

David Monson, Principal