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  • Students Sing During School Open House

    Posted October 14, 2016

    From the delightful California weather to the stunning musical performances during assembly, it was a special day hosting another great Open House!

  • Admissions Open House Events 10-10 & 1-16

    Posted September 13, 2016

    Join us here in Ojai, California and get a true sense of what makes Besant Hill School such a special place. Tour our campus and mingle with friendly teachers and students. Experience an all-school assembly and enjoy lunch together.

  • Los Angeles Admissions Info Session 10-19

    Posted September 12, 2016

    Join us in Los Angeles for an intimate information session at the City Club on October 19.


Are you interested in applying to Besant Hill School? If so, it is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Admission 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.

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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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