Our school magazine, Aun Aprendo, is named after our school motto, which means “I am still learning.” In the editions below, you will find photos highlighting our beautiful California location and school events along with articles, links to video, save-the-dates, and more. Find alumni news in the Alumni Howl section.
On April 28, our community had the great honor of welcoming alumnus Gunnar Lovelace to campus as our fourth and final Distinguished Speaker of the year.
Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, Huang is an inspiring figure in the world of human rights and racial justice issues.
January 25, Sierra Club’s Bruce Hamilton joins us for our next Distinguished Speakers Series for an interview and conversation with students.
This Wednesday we were honored to have Dan Malloy as our second Distinguished Speaker of the year. Malloy has traveled the world as a professional surfer and, along with his older brothers Chris and Keith, continues his globe-trotting as Patagonia’s surfing ambassador.
As part of our Distinguished Speaker Series, Thomas Pollock ’60, movie producer and grandson of Louis Zalk (one of Happy Valley School’s founders and earliest supporters), was interviewed by Kevin Henschel ’93 in the Zalk Theater during a special assembly.
As part of the Distinguished Speakers Series, we were honored to have acclaimed artist and speaker Binh Pho join us for an inspiring and educational assembly in the Zalk Theater.
For our first Distinguished Speaker Series of the year, alumnus Jesse Kaplan, Class of 2001, returned to speak about his career in photography, world travel, and how he uses drones to capture amazing footage for his clients.
During Wednesday’s assembly, Marion “Ruth” Weil, HVS Class of 1960, gave a presentation as part of our Distinguished Speakers Series. She spoke about Annie Besant’s life, connection to Theosophy, J. Krishnamurdi, her connection to Ojai, and the formation of Happy Valley School, now Besant Hill School of Happy Valley.
Textile, color guru and creator of the mosaic outside the Zalk Theater, alumnus Kaffe Fassett, ’55, joined us yesterday afternoon in the Zalk Theater for our first Distinguished Speaker Series event of the year. Kevin Henschel,’93, conducted a thorough interview that got to the heart of Fasset’s life work in the decorative arts.
News & Events
In this SchoolLinks podcast episode, Head of School Dr. Randy Bertin discusses his progressive vision of education that pushes self-discovery while also preparing students for the college and career worlds.
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8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd.
PO BOX 850, Ojai, CA 93024
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Dr. Randy R. Bertin
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