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

College Acceptances

High College Acceptance Rate for Besant Hill Seniors

Besant Hill School seniors are enjoying an early and high college acceptance rate with 80% of seniors being accepted to at least one college of their choice before mid-December.
School Magazine Fall 2017

School Magazine, Fall/Winter 2017

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.

Photos Highlight Thomas Fire & Need for Fire Relief Funding

We remain so grateful to the fire crews who SAVED OUR MAIN CAMPUS, but the damage to lower campus costly and will require everyone's help as we move forward. We thank everyone for supporting the Besant Hill School Fire Relief Fund!
Thomas Fire

A Call to Action, Fire Relief Fund

It is humbling to have to ask, but we are in a place where we have been humbled by this firestorm. Our community is small and it is going to be on all of our shoulders to help us rise up from the ashes. We have done it before, and this is a place of education that needs to exist for generations to come. This is our collective responsibility.

Thomas Fire Update & Thank You

I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude to our entire community, which not only entails the students, faculty and staff, but also our parents, alumni, trustees, and independent school colleagues from around the country offering assistance, a listening ear, prayers, and positive energy.
Ojai fire status

Ojai Fire Message & Update

We are all safe, and evacuated at approximately 8pm last night (Monday 12/4) to Oak Grove School. Jodi Grass, Head of School and the amazing staff here have been fantastic. We are now in Santa Barbara to get into an area with better air quality and to relieve the anxiety of our community.

January 2018

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  • Winter Break
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  • Winter Break
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  • Winter Break Ends Dorms Open at Noon
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  • Classes Resume Semester 2 Begins
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  • Admissions Open House
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  • Finals / Assessment Week
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  • Finals / Assessment Week
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  • Finals / Assessment Week
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  • Finals / Assessment Week
  • Commendations Dinner & Ceremony
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