A Small College Prep Boarding School In Ojai, California

Besant Hill School is a small boarding school in California. We honor individuality, critical thinking, creative and artistic passions, global citizenship, and environmental activism. We believe it’s values, small size, committed faculty and staff, and beautiful location in the Ojai Valley that make Besant Hill School a special place to study.

Besant Hill School isn’t like other boarding prep schools. It’s our intimate environment that allows us to be more than just a school to our students. We foster a culture of caring, learning, and empowerment. After 4 years on our campus, our students go on to do great things in the world, and that’s something we couldn’t be more proud of. The relationships our students build with others while here are priceless. In fact, it’s something that many of our alumni remark as being one of the best parts of boarding with us.

Here you’ll find important information about the application process. You’ll also be able to arrange a visit to our unique boarding school that so many of our students feel is their home away from home. Be sure to look for our key admissions dates and deadlines. Simply contact us with any questions you may have along the way.

In the News

George Winston

Piano Legend George Winston Benefit Concert July 14

This is a DO NOT MISS event! Experience the amazing George Winston right here in the Zalk Theater and support a number of important causes!
Aun Aprendo Magazine, Summer 2018

Aun Aprendo: Summer Magazine 2018

Our Summer Magazine is always a special one, highlighting our annual Spring Arts Celebration & Family Weekend as well as the Class of 2018 and end-of-year ceremonies and festivities. Enjoy!

The Hill is Alive with the Sound of Music

Grammy Award-winning, Chicago-based ensemble Eighth Blackbird takes over campus in for second Blackbird Creative Lab culminating in two concerts June 22 & 23 at 7:30 in the Zalk Theater. Tickets on sale now.

Photos from End-of-Year Ceremonies 2018

View photos from end-of-year celebrations and ceremonies including Commendations Dinner & Award Ceremony, Passing of the Torch Ceremony, and Commencement Ceremony.

College Update, Class of 2018

We congratulate our 2018 graduates and recognize the dedicated work of our entire faculty, staff, ISP Program Director Kelly Henschel and Director of College Counseling Abby Elizabeth Croft for supporting students through their college admissions process.

Looking Ahead to Summer 2018

Summer heats up with Music Festival concerts, return of Eighth Blackbird, Besant Hill Summer Institute, and the Ojai Playwrights Conference.

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