Discover Besant Hill School
Besant Hill is a small Boarding School in Ojai, California, grades 9-12. Originally founded in 1946 as Happy Valley School, we have always been a community of learning and respect that honors 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, distinguishes Besant Hill School from any other boarding school you may visit.
There’s a lot you can learn about Besant Hill School by browsing photo galleries, watching school videos, reading through our viewbook and school magazine, and browsing our student experience pages. But the best way to get to know our school is to come for a visit! Join us for an Open House event or arrange a personal tour of our campus, stay for lunch (including veggies from the on-site five-acre organic farm), chat with students and teachers, and have an interview with our admissions team.