A Small Boarding & Day School in Ojai, California

The Besant Hill community honors individuality, critical thinking, creative and artistic passions, global citizenship, and environmental activism. This unique combination of values along with our small size, a committed faculty and staff, and beautiful location in Ojai, California, makes Besant Hill School a special place to study. Here you will find important information about the application process, how to arrange a visit, as well as key admissions dates and deadlines. Simply contact us with any questions you may have along the way.

In the News

Advancement professional honorees Kyle Button, Pam Pacelli, Randy Bertin.
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Dr. Randy Bertin Receives CASE CEO Leadership Award

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For only the second time in the last fifteen years, a secondary school head has been given this extraordinary award for institutional leadership!
Music students being coached by David Tanebaum
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Music Students Hit the Road

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Music students from Advanced Instrumental Music and Instrumental Music courses hit the road to attend music festivals in Goleta and San Jose, California.
Special Musical Guests
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Special Musical Guests

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On March 5th, special musical guests Sang-Eun Lee (Cello) and Carlos Avila (Piano) gave a special musical performance followed by a question and answer period with students
Spring Variety Show 2017
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Spring Variety Show Features Over 20 Acts

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Enjoy video and photos from the 2017 Spring Variety Show featuring over 20 acts by students and faculty performing music, magic, acting, and dance!
Model United Nations
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Model United Nations Presentation

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Bravo to our Model UN delegates for Wednesday’s informative presentation about their experiential learning trip to Philadelphia & Washington D.C.!

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Besant Hill School campus in Ojai, California

About

Learn About Our School, its History & Heritage, and study our campus and surroundings in the Location & Maps section.

Open House reception

Admissions

Review our Application Requirements and Tuition & Fees.  Check out our School Viewbook, and find out about Visiting Our Campus.

Physics class

Academics

Check out our Academic Subjects, our various Signature Programs, and how we assist in planning and preparation through College Counseling.

Digital Arts student project

Arts

Get an overview of our various Performing Arts and Visual Arts programs, and check out our Arts Calendar & News.

Cross Country runners

Athletics & Fitness

We provide a variety of Team Sports, as well as Fitness related sports and activities including golf, yoga, and surfing.  Find out more in our Athletics section.

New faculty housing construction 2014

Giving

Volunteer or Contribute via our Annual Fund, through our Major Gifts program, or our Online Giving form.  Check out our Giving Tuesday tradition, too!

Fall Trips, students watch sunset

Student Experience

Learn about Besant Hill School from the students’ perspective, including Student News, VideosPhotos and much more.

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