A Small Boarding & Day High School in Ojai, California

Besant Hill School is a small boarding school in California honoring 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 the Ojai Valley, 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

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Music Festival and Creative Lab Come to School Campus

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Following the weekend Ojai Music Festival Sunrise Concerts in the Zalk Theater, our school campus is host to the first-ever Eighth Blackbird “Creative Lab”, a week long intensive worshop for musicians and composers.
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Photos & Video from End-of-Year Ceremonies

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On June 2, twenty student graduated as the newest alumni of Besant Hill School of Happy Valley. End-of-year celebrations and ceremonies included Commndations Dinner & Award Ceremony, Passing of the Torch Ceremony, and Commencement Ceremony.
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Tribute to Tod Cossairt

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Congratulations to Tod Cossairt on his retirement! For over two decades Tod has been a parent, administrator, teacher, mentor, and friend to the school's community.
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Student Government Elections 2017

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Student Government elections included two teams of candidates, each comprised of three rising seniors, gave their presentations in a bid for Student Body Presidents.
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Looking Ahead to Summer 2017

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Coming this summer: two Ojai Music Festival events, Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab, Summer Institute, and the Ojai Playwrights Conference.

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  • Finals/ Assessment Week
  • Senior Retreat
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  • Commendations Dinner and Torch Ceremony
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  • 2017 Commencement Ceremony
  • Summer Break Begins
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