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

Students to Explore Iceland in 2018

Registration is now open for our Experiential Learning trip to Iceland during the 2018 Spring Break. Students and faculty will experience the unique culture and landscape of Iceland as they visit a variety of landmarks, museums, and natural wonders.

A Few Words In the Wake of Las Vegas & Resources for Parents

Awful. That is the word I have heard most today. Just Awful. Like many of us, I was awoken in the early hours of the morning to alerts on my phone from all major media outlets which shared the horrific events that unfolded in Las Vegas last evening.
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.

October 2017

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  • SAT Exam
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  • Admissions Open House
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  • PSAT
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  • Bioneers Conference
  • Junior Class Community Service
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  • Bioneers Conference
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  • Bioneers Conference
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  • Parent Coffee
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  • Fall Concert
  • Family Weekend
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  • Family Weekend
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  • Head's Holiday -- No Classes
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  • Linden College Fair On-Campus
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