A Small College Prep Boarding School In Ojai, California

Besant Hill School is a small boarding school in California. We honor individuality, critical thinking, creative and artistic passions, global citizenship, and environmental activism. We believe it’s values, small size, committed faculty and staff, and beautiful location in the Ojai Valley that make Besant Hill School a special place to study.

Besant Hill School isn’t like other boarding prep schools. It’s our intimate environment that allows us to be more than just a school to our students. We foster a culture of caring, learning, and empowerment. After 4 years on our campus, our students go on to do great things in the world, and that’s something we couldn’t be more proud of. The relationships our students build with others while here are priceless. In fact, it’s something that many of our alumni remark as being one of the best parts of boarding with us.

Here you’ll find important information about the application process. You’ll also be able to arrange a visit to our unique boarding school that so many of our students feel is their home away from home. Be sure to look for our key admissions dates and deadlines. Simply contact us with any questions you may have along the way.

In the News

Seniors to Present Capstone Project Experiences

Seniors will share their Capstone experiences through a series of half-hour presentations in the Zalk Theater. 

Students Visit Library of Congress Photo Exhibit

US History students recently visited the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles to view photos on loan from the Library of Congress.

2018 Capstone Projects Begin

This week, seniors embarked on their Capstone Projects! We wish them a fulfilling and educational experience.

Students Sea the Future in Seaweed

During a special presentation this week, ocean farmer Antoinette Marquez educated us on the history, global impact, and importance of sea kelp.

Zalk Hosts Zorá String Quartet

The award-winning Zorá String Quartet performed and spoke with students during a special Monday assembly.

Spring Arts Weekend

Spring Arts Celebration and Family Weekend is special weekend in April when families, friends, and alumni join us to celebrate student achievement in the arts.

May 2018

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  • Prom
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  • Beach Day
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  • Senior Capstone Projects
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  • Senior Capstone Projects
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  • Senior Capstone Projects
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  • Senior Capstone Projects
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  • Senior Capstone Projects
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  • Senior Capstone Projects
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  • Senior Capstone Projects
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  • Senior Capstone Projects
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  • Senior Capstone Projects
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  • Senior Capstone Projects
  • Junior Retreat
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  • Junior Retreat
  • Senior Capstone Projects
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  • Senior Capstone Projects
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  • Senior Capstone Projects
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  • Senior Capstone Projects
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  • Senior Capstone Projects
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  • Senior Capstone Projects
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  • Senior Capstone Projects
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  • On-Campus Weekend for Residential Students
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  • On-Campus Weekend for Residential Students
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  • On-Campus Weekend for Residential Students
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  • Finals / Assessment Week
  • Senior Retreat
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  • Finals / Assessment Week
  • Senior Retreat
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  • Finals / Assessment Week
  • Senior Retreat
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  • Finals / Assessment Week
  • Senior Retreat
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