A Small Day & Boarding 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

Green Cup Energy Challenge PSA

Check out this fun and creative public service announcement by some energy-conscious students.

Celebrating International Week 2018

As always, International Week was full of fun and learning through community participation in a variety of events and presentations.

Foundation Announces Interim Head of School for 2018-19

The Happy Valley Foundation is pleased to announce that Portia Johnson '00 has agreed to assume the role of Interim Head of School beginning on July 1, 2018.

Distinguished Speakers Series Welcomes Dr. John Lawrence 2/21/18

On February 21, Besant Hill School will welcome Dr. John Lawrence, president of the board of directors of MSF-USA.

Thirst Project Comes to Besant Hill

On Monday, February 5th, Besant Hill School was honored to welcome a group of socially conscious members of the Thirst Project, who presented on their work around the world and their new initiative to provide clean drinking water to every citizen of Swaziland.

Green Cup Challenge, Week One Update

The FIRST WEEK of our 2018 Green Cup Energy Challenge is complete and here are the results for our competing dorms.

February 2018

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  • Head's Holiday -- No Classes
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  • International Week
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  • Chinese New Year
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  • "100 Nights" Event for Senior Class
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