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

Open House

Welcoming Families to October's Open House

We are excited to host prospective families from all over the world for our first Open House of the new school year on Monday, October 9.
Registration Day

Welcoming Students and Families to the New School Year

What a wonderful day of reconnecting and new friend making, with our student government really stepping up with such energy and positivity to greet classmates, families, and facilitate ice-breakers.
Dr. Randy Bertin teaching AP Economics

Head of School Talks Critical Thinking Over Standards-Based Thinking

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In this SchoolLinks podcast episode, Head of School Dr. Randy Bertin discusses his progressive vision of education that pushes self-discovery while also preparing students for the college and career worlds.
Summer Institute Field Day

Summer Institute Welcomes Students from Around the World

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Besant Hill Summer Institute began July 2 with the arrival of students from 10 different countries! We have students from the academic year as well as just for the summer program here to learn English, STEM and prepare for the SAT.
School Summer Magazine 2017

School Magazine, Summer 2017

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Our school magazine, Aun Aprendo, is named after our school motto, which means "I am still learning." In the editions below, you will find photos highlighting our beautiful California location and school events along with articles, links to video, save-the-dates, and more. Find alumni news in the Alumni Howl section.
Alumnus Jorge Uribe gives Commencement Address

Alumnus Jorge Uribe '60 Commencement Address

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Alumnus Jorge Uribe '60 delivered an eloquent, erudite, and thought-provoking commencement address to the graduating class of 2017.

September 2017

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  • Faculty Institute
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  • Student Leadership Arrives on Campus
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  • All-Student Registration & Move-In
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  • Orientation & First Day of Classes
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  • Orientation & First Day of Classes
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  • Beach Day
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  • Fall Trip
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  • Fall Trip
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  • Fall Trip
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  • TOEFL
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  • Freshman Class Community Service
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