A Gender Neutral Dress Code

By Malena Solin '20   Upon receiving Thacher’s 2018-2019 Student/Parent Handbook, many community members were surprised to see significant differences in the “Appearance and Dress” section. The handbook notes that the School will not “reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression” of either gender identity or gender expression, revising the dress code to be gender neutral … Continue reading A Gender Neutral Dress Code

Thacher Faculty Pet Spotlights

Name: Cheerio Age: Appx 10 Breed: Lovable unknown breed Favorite toy/activity: Chasing string/rope How did you get your pet: He wandered onto campus and found us. Funny story: I don't have a funny story but I can share one of Cheerio's quirky traits 🙂 He has many quirky traits, but one is that he follows … Continue reading Thacher Faculty Pet Spotlights

My School “Stool”

By Malena Solin '20 In her candidate statement for the school chair position last spring, Piper Stacey emphasized goals for promoting friendships between grades in Thacher’s student body: “I wanted to be able to give people a way to have connections between grades because I felt like I didn’t have that as an underclassman.” She … Continue reading My School “Stool”

Comm Serve, Center Stage: Poco Farms

By Karina Andersen '21 Carved out amongst the cozy bungalows of the humdrum community of Mira Monte lies a patch of farmland, shared by orchards of juicy oranges and savory avocados, succulent vegetables and a medley of barn animals from pigs to goats to chickens. The vibrant Ojai sun warms our hair as our feet … Continue reading Comm Serve, Center Stage: Poco Farms

Understanding Empowerment: Lessons Learned in the Outdoors

By Ronan Byrne CdeP 2017 It was 3 A.M. as I turned my headlamp to look uphill towards the towering mountains above us. My two partners, both ahead of me, had stopped. We had already been hiking an hour to reach the summit of Mt. Whitney for sunrise. To avoid an extra day of hiking, we … Continue reading Understanding Empowerment: Lessons Learned in the Outdoors