Rolling Admissions

Admissions Calendar

Welcome to the Admissions Calendar. We are currently accepting applications for 2017-18 on a space available basis. Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office if you are interested in applying, or visit our Application/Information Portal to apply online (buttons in sidebar or below).

Important Dates

  • January 16
    Admissions Open House
  • February 1
    Priority Application Deadlines
  • February 15
    Open Enrollment for Summer Programs

Admissions Events

Admissions Open House events take place in October and January with private tours available throughout the year on an individual basis. If you would like to attend a school event such as a sporting event, Fall Play, Spring Musical, or Art Gallery Show, please contact the Admissions Office to schedule your visit. To see other calendar events happening on campus, visit our School Calendars.

On The Road

Besant Hill School admissions representatives will attend secondary school fairs, visit schools, meet alumni or prospective families in the following areas.

Contact the admissions office at (805) 646-4343 Ext. 111 for more information or to schedule an appointment with us when we visit your area. (Check back soon or contact us, as dates and locations are updated frequently.)


9Los Angeles, CaliforniaPark Century School
9-11Seattle, Washington Outreach
10-12Frankfurt, Germany Outreach
13-14Munich, Germany Outreach
15Vienna, Austria Outreach
16Prague, Czech Republic Outreach
17-19Bucharest, Romania Outreach
20Belgrade, Serbia Outreach


1-3Baltimore, Maryland NAIS Conference
22-25Boston, Massachusetts SBSA Conference


6-8Tokyo, Japan Outreach
9-12Beijing, China Outreach
12-13Taipei, Taiwan Outreach
14Atlanta, Georgia Outreach
14-17Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Outreach


3Palo Alto, California WBSA Panel
4-6San Francisco, California WBSA Conference
7San Francisco, California Town School Fair
8-9Denver, Colorado Schools Connections Conference
10-13Denver, Colorado IECA Conference

Admissions News

Featured below are some recent Admissions News stories. For a complete overview of the latest news stories, please click here.

International Week Cultural Catwalk
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School Community Celebrates International Week

Watch video from International Week's Cultural Catwalk, music and dance performances, and see photos from student-led language courses.
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School Magazine, Fall 2016

With possibly the best Aun Aprendo cover photo EVER, courtesy of student Han S. '20, our Fall edition of Aun Aprendo is hot off the digital press. We thank our alumni and dedicated staff for their many contributions, and our students for the great spirit they fill the campus with, each and every day.

Students Sing During School Open House

From the delightful California weather to the stunning musical performances during assembly, it was a special day hosting another great Open House!
Co-Presidents welcome registration day students.
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A New School Year Begins: Registration Day 2016

September 2 was a perfect California day when families and students were welcomed to the Beatrice Wood Atelier by administration, faculty, and student government representatives.
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School Magazine Summer 2016 Edition

Aun Aprendo is hot off the digital press. Thanks to the many dedicated staff members and alumni, and to our students!
Commencement Ceremony 2016
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Commencement 2016

On a cool and crisp Ojai morning, 30 seniors from Besant Hill School of Happy Valley became the latest addition to the school’s beloved group of alumni. The school’s 70th Commencement ceremony took place on the campus green, with graduates in their best dress, surrounded by families, friends, faculty, and staff.
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Small Boarding School Association Conference Comes to California

An incredible three days hosting a great community of dedicated small boarding school professionals to the first ever California Conference! We are very thankful to our entire staff for the team effort that was put forward to make the conference occur seamlessly and smoothly. Thanks to Mother Nature for her perfect weather and wildflowers!