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  • Aun Aprendo, Seasonal Magazine, Spring 2015

    Posted March 20, 2015

    For this edition, we are thrilled to have an alumni illustrated cover! Thanks to Chi Birmingham '01 for taking time to help create a very special edition. See the Alumni Message Board for more updates on Chi. We thank our alumni for their contributions, our dedicated staff for the amazing work they do and our students for the great spirit they fill the campus with, each and every day.

  • MLK School Celebration Inspires

    Posted January 22, 2015

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day inspired an uplifting school assembly during Monday's private school Open House. Along with the assembly, visiting families were able to experience a day in the life of a Besant Hill School student, attending classes, an informative panel discussion, campus tours, and a delicious lunch.

  • Open House, Monday Jan 19

    Posted January 14, 2015

    Admissions Open House is almost here! Join us Monday, January 19 (9am to noon), for a day in the life of a Besant Hill student. Meet our faculty, chat with students, visit our classrooms, and experience an all school assembly


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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