Career Opportunities

Besant Hill School of Happy Valley is a unique private coed college prep boarding school with a beautiful campus located 90 minutes northwest of Los Angeles in Ojai, California.

Besant Hill School seeks qualified men and women who have the desire, motivation, and skills to enrich the student experience at our high school. Candidates should be creative, resourceful, and optimistic. As a boarding school with students from around the world, we seek candidates who have a deep appreciation and respect for the privilege of teaching and being role models to adolescents with many backgrounds.

Besant Hill School does not discriminate on the basis of physical handicap, race, creed, color, gender or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions, scholarships, loans, and other school programs. Besant Hill School is an equal opportunity employer.

Head of School

HOS Opportunity Statement

HOS Opportunity Statement

Besant Hill School is seeking an enthusiastic educational leader who is authentically aligned with the Founders’ vision of an intellectual, creative educational community and who will embrace the school’s mission to serve as its next Head of School beginning July 2019. Besant Hill is a little school with a rich, intriguing history, engaged community, and an array of great programs; it is, however, not a “little” job. This small, residential school with an international population and dynamic initiatives requires a multi-­‐talented and highly energized, engaged leader—a person who can coach or cheer on the sidelines of a game, enjoy an outdoor trip, dig in the dirt on Project Day, travel to Asia, make a big ask, and lead the school’s council meetings with authenticity—while knowing every student, faculty, and staff member.


For Consideration Please send electronically: Resume, Letter of Interest and Educational Philosophy and/or Personal Statement to:

Jane Armstrong or Bill Lyons, Managing Partners
Independent Thinking

All inquiries will be treated confidentially and review of candidate files will begin immediately.