Our parents, trustees, grandparents, alumni, families and friends champion Besant Hill School and advance the mission in remarkable ways every day by providing volunteer, financial and moral support.

We invite you to browse our web pages to see first-hand how philanthropy is helping to build Besant Hill into one of the nation's finest independent boarding schools.

Like all independent boarding schools, we raise funds to support faculty, students, programs, and activities. The Annual Giving Program is our number one philanthropic priority and the first gift we ask of all members of our school community, as tuition covers only part of our annual per student expenditure.

Parent Organization

Our school's parent organization runs so many parent volunteer activities that any list of its accomplishments and support, no matter how carefully assembled, would be incomplete. All parents are invited to become involved in this group. If you are interested in learning more please contact:

Terra Furguiel

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

Events, Major Gifts & Planned Giving

Other ways to support our school include special events, major gifts, and planned giving. Please consider a tax deductible gift to one of our giving programs. To learn more about various giving options, contact:

Kathy Zotnowski

Director of Development
(805) 646-4343 Ext.131

Kevin Henschel '93

Development Officer
(805) 646-4343 Ext. 344

Besant Hill School of Happy Valley is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Financial gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. We receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of parents, alumni, trustees and friends to sustain our programs.

Besant Hill School
Development Department

P.O. Box 850
Ojai, CA 93024

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." Benjamin Franklin

Besant Hill featured on "InFocus"


New Aquatic Center 2016
New Aquatic Center 2016

New School Bus 2015
New School Bus, 2015

New Faculty Housing, 2014
New Faculty Housing, 2014

New Permeable Pathways
New Permeable Pathways, 2013

New Amphitheatre
New Amphitheatre, 2013