A Small Boarding & Day High School in Ojai, California

Besant Hill School is a small boarding school in California honoring individuality, critical thinking, creative and artistic passions, global citizenship, and environmental activism. This unique combination of values along with our small size, a committed faculty and staff, and beautiful location in the Ojai Valley, makes Besant Hill School a special place to study. Here you will find important information about the application process, how to arrange a visit, as well as key admissions dates and deadlines. Simply contact us with any questions you may have along the way.

In the News

Announcement from Randy & The Happy Valley Foundation

After careful thought and consideration, I have concluded that this will be my last school year at Besant Hill School of Happy Valley.

"All in the Timing" Had Perfect Timing

The audiences loved this collection of short, one act comedies about relationships, life, con men, typing monkeys and even the Russian Revolution! Ives’ command of language made these short plays very enjoyable and accessible to everyone.
Bioneers Presentation

Bioneers Inspire

For the last 15 or so years, Besant Hill School has attended the Bioneers Conference in Marin, CA. In the early years, students from Besant Hill School were among only a handful of student conference attendees.
Director Miao Wang

Screening Maineland

On Thursday, November 9, a special screening of the documentary film Maineland was followed by a question and answers from director Miao Wang.
J. Paul Getty Trip

Getting to the Getty

On Friday, November 3, 35 students and four teachers traveled 90 minutes south to The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles where we stood face-to-face with master works and toured current exhibits.
student on Anacapa Island

Exploring & Restoring Anacapa Island

15 students and two faculty members worked with biologists from CIES to plant 1,100 native plants on one of the island's more sensitive slopes and seabird habitats.

November 2017

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  • Linden College Fair On-Campus
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  • SAT
  • Junior Class Community Service
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  • Senior Class Community Service
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  • Winter Fitness/Athletics Begin
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  • Fall Drama Production
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  • Fall Drama Production
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  • Fall Break Begins Dorms Close at Noon
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  • Fall Break Ends Dorms Open at Noon
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