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Admission Open House

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Priority Application Deadline

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Admission decisions mailed (for priority applications)


Enrollment Contracts due to admission office; rolling admissions begins


  • Senior Felix White to attend UCSB

    Posted November 13, 2015

    Felix White, a 6'9" senior, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This is the fourth major signing for Besant Hill's basketball program.

  • Great Student Participation in Wednesday's On-Campus College Fair

    Posted November 11, 2015

    This Wednesday we hosted over 20 colleges in an on-campus College Fair! Thanks to students for their exceptional participation.

  • School Community Rallies for Ojai Day Festival!

    Posted October 17, 2015

    Enjoy pictures and video from this year's Ojai Day Festival, an all-day community event in downtown Ojai featuring local artisans vendors, great food, and great music, including our very own talented student musicians!


Are you interested in applying to BHS? If so, it is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. The application to Besant Hill School contains the general application, parent and student questionnaires, transcript request, student essay and three teacher recommendations. Your application will be read by each member of the Admissions Committee, who will then reach a decision about your acceptance to the school.

Although a demonstrated responsibility for learning is the most important criterion, the committee also looks for qualities of character and maturity, as well as the ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the school community. Differences in background, circumstance and educational opportunity are also valued and weigh in our decisions. Above all, we strive to bring a well-rounded, interesting and diverse group of creative students to BHS. These students should be eager to take advantage of the many opportunities the school has to offer.

Please contact us at any time, and we will do our best to make sure that applying to BHS is a positive experience.


Besant Hill School of Happy Valley is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)  and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS).

Besant Hill School offers open admissions by application and admits students of any color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or creed. It does not discriminate on the basis of any of the above, nor on gender or sexual orientation, in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

Contact Us

Kristen Kaschub

Director of Admissions
Director of  Summer Programs
(805) 646-4343 Ext.142

Terra Furguiel

Associate Director of Admissions
Director of  Financial Aid
Parent Liaison
(805) 646-4343 Ext.111


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