Spiritual Life

Although Thacher is nonsectarian and nondenominational, we want every student to have access to the spiritual and religious resources they need to live their fullest lives.

In our outdoor chapel overlooking the Ojai Valley, nondenominational services are offered on many religious holidays. Regular convocations give the community a chance to reflect on and investigate spiritual, religious, and ethical questions. Faith-oriented student groups and affinity groups hold meetings, invite outside speakers to campus, and plan events that offer the community a chance to explore and develop spiritual and religious ideas. Students often coordinate meals in the Dining Hall or Open House themes based on upcoming religious and cultural events. 

For observation of religious holidays or attendance to services, transportation to local places of worship can be coordinated with support from the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In recent years, students have attended services at local churches, mosques, gurdwaras, synagogues and more. 
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.