A Love For Learning
Academic programs at Besant Hill School emphasize our school motto, “Aun Aprendo, I am still learning.” We aim to instill a lifelong love of learning. Besant Hill School is a rigorous college preparatory school offering curriculum balanced with experiential learning and arts programs.
We demand our students take full responsibility for their own education in every class. We offer honors and AP classes in the junior and senior years. Instructors in our ISP (Instructional Support Program) help students better understand their own learning styles and utilize strategies and techniques in support of their academic success.
The foundation of our curriculum is based on the University of California A-G class requirements. Our courses are approved through the University of California System. This, along with our WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accreditation, ensures our classes are of the highest academic level.
The basic graduation requirements at Besant Hill School are as follows:
|Science||3 years-including 1 year Biology and 1 year Chemistry|
|Foreign Language||2 years of the same language / 3 years highly recommended|
|Math||3 years, through Algebra II|
|Social Sciences||3 years-including World History and American (U.S.) History|
|Arts||3 years (visual or performing)-at least one year of the same art|
|Fitness||Each year while attending Besant Hill School|
|Electives||At least 3 classes, one must be Senior Capstone|
Our graduation requirements surpass both the University of California and the California State University systems, preparing graduates for admission into American colleges and universities.
At Besant Hill School, we believe our learning community embraces our motto, Aun Aprendo. To that end, we offer a curriculum that inspires students while demanding excellence and his or her best effort. We teach students to use their knowledge to become thoughtful, ethical members of the world community. We truly believe the boarding school experience offered at Besant Hill is unparalleled.