The focus of the residential boarding
program is to encourage an atmosphere that supports the academic,
creative and personal growth of each student within the framework of
a healthy community. Achieving this balance requires the effort and
goodwill of all of us who live closely together in the community of
Our residences feature comfortable,
modern rooms, as well as lounge areas and a student center that lend
themselves to plenty of relaxing. Students are free to leave campus
on most weekends, but those who remain can take advantage of our full
program of organized weekend activities - everything from beach trips
to kayaking, movies, shopping mall expeditions, hikes, concerts,
trips to Universal Studios, and more. Living as part of a residential
community is not only great fun, but it helps develop the empathy you
need to get along with all kinds of people - a skill you'll draw on
time and again in all aspects of your life.
Our Diverse Community
In an increasingly multicultural world,
it's very important to become comfortable with diversity. There's no
better way to achieve that level of comfort than by living, learning
and playing alongside students from around the globe. Our students
come from China, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mali,
Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine,
and the United States. At Besant Hill, students enter into a
synergetic relationship: International students study the language
and culture of our country, through both our English as a Second
Language program and their interaction with their American peers.
Likewise, American students learn about the diversities of peoples
and cultures throughout this world, from their international friends.
This sharing helps to foster the kind of understanding that is
imperative for all of our students, as they prepare to live and work
in a world that is becoming more interconnected every day.
Students & Staff
Much of the magic of Besant Hill
happens through the equally connected relationships of students and
staff outside of the formal class setting. These close relationships
are among the richest rewards of boarding school life at BHS. Every
member of the Besant Hill faculty is a member of your residential
life team. They and their families (and our 20 campus dogs!) become
extensions of your family and together we create an amazing
BHS is a place where you can be yourself. No matter who you are,
everyone becomes friends. You're not an outcast EVER. It's a place where
teachers aren't JUST your teachers - you build relationships with them.
You begin to think of them as good friends rather than teachers ...
It’s not just a school—it’s a community..."
Lily Jensen '10