Applying for Fall 2023

As we all work to adjust to ever changing circumstances and to prioritize the health and safety of our community and our applicant families, we want to assure you that the admission process at Thacher will remain fluid, flexible, and above all, equitable.

With this in mind, we will offer optional in-person family visits for fully vaccinated guests twice per week; virtual campus visits and interviews; standardized testing will be optional; and we are waiving the application fee for all U.S. families applying for financial aid.

At Thacher, we look for motivated, highly capable students who are prepared to commit their energies, talents, and personal integrity to a unique experience—one that will encourage them to focus on existing passions while also asking them to tackle a wide array of new challenges. And it all takes place in a rich community where honor, fairness, kindness, and truth are the touchstones and where racial, ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic diversity is valued and embraced.

We look forward to partnering with your family as you embark on the journey.
We invite you to leap into an education unlike any other, where high-achieving academic rigor and uplifting community go hand in hand.

Have a look at our School profile

Visit this page, A Look at Thacher, for a profile of the academics, program, and community.

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Contact us via email at or by phone at 805-640-3210. You can also find our individual contact information here.
Notice of nondiscriminatory policy as to students: The Thacher School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other School-administered programs.