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

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.

Students Give Back More Through Community Service

As part of a new plan to increase the intentional aspect of our work in the community, students are traveling across Ventura County and beyond to experience what it truly means to “give back.”
Online Alumni Platform

Giving Tuesday Launches New Alumni Platform

Giving Tuesday has been praised as an antidote to a consumer culture and a way for people to give back. This year, Besant Hill School launches HVS-BHS Connect.

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.

December 2017

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  • Fall Variety Show
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  • SAT
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  • Sophomore Class Community Service
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  • ALL EVENTS CANCELED
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  • On-Campus Weekend for Residential Students
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  • On-Campus Weekend for Residential Students
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  • On-Campus Weekend for Residential Students
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  • Finals / Assessment Week
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  • Commendations Dinner & Ceremony
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  • Winter Break Begins -- Dorms Close at Noon
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