• Experiential Learning students visit orphanage in Nepal

Signature Programs

Signature programs embody our mission statement by focusing on building upon traditional programs and creating new initiatives that support individual learning, and create a value-added student experience that differentiate us from other independent school offerings.

Instructional Support

The Instructional Support Program (ISP) is a comprehensive program that meets students at their academic level, taking into consideration their individual learning style. The program teaches BHS students strategies they can apply in all of their classes to achieve academic success.

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning is a practice that engages students in active, hands-on learning, integrating curricular goals with practical and consequential real-life experiences.

Outdoor Education

For over 30 years, Besant Hill School of Happy Valley has inspired, challenged, and taught students through its Outdoor Education Program (OEP). This program is an integral part of the philosophy, mission, and culture of the school.

Capstone Program

The Besant Hill Senior Capstone Program provides students with a variety of opportunities to participate in flexible learning activities that promote 21st-century skills.

English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language Program is designed for students who are not native speakers of English. Students are placed in ESL levels by scores on the Institutional TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and TWE (test of written English) along with in-house oral and written assessments administered during the first two weeks of school and again in April of the school year.

Sustainability Education

“If we design an educational system with an intention that encourages environmental awareness and connection, then those are the results we will get…”