For the last 15 or so years, Besant Hill School has attended the Bioneers Conference in Marin, CA. In the early years, students from Besant Hill School were among only a handful of student conference attendees.
15 students and two faculty members worked with biologists from CIES to plant 1,100 native plants on one of the island’s more sensitive slopes and seabird habitats.
It was such a pleasure to have families, friends, and alumni join us here on campus for this year’s Family Weekend and 60th-ish Alumni Reunion celebrations last weekend!
Registration is now open for our Experiential Learning trip to Iceland during the 2018 Spring Break. Students and faculty will experience the unique culture and landscape of Iceland as they visit a variety of landmarks, museums, and natural wonders.
Our school magazine, Aun Aprendo, is named after our school motto, which means “I am still learning.” In the editions below, you will find photos highlighting our beautiful California location and school events along with articles, links to video, save-the-dates, and more. Find alumni news in the Alumni Howl section.
Congratulations to Tod Cossairt on his retirement! For over two decades Tod has been a parent, administrator, teacher, mentor, and friend to the school’s community.
Located just off the coast of Ventura and Santa Barbara, California’s Channel Islands provide a great learning opportunity for students.
Waste Not April is a time to bring greater awareness to what we consume and throw away, and practice reducing our waste.
STEAM Droplet research and presentation on the great diversity of both pome and citrus fruits, with a wide variety of berries and stone fruits that can be found on campus.
After weeks of California rain, the school campus vernal pool fills to capacity.
News & Events
The audiences loved this collection of short, one act comedies about relationships, life, con men, typing monkeys and even the Russian Revolution! Ives’ command of language made these short plays very enjoyable and accessible to everyone.
Besant Hill School of Happy Valley
8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd.
PO BOX 850, Ojai, CA 93024
Tel: (805) 646-4343
Fax: (805) 646-4371
Dr. Randy R. Bertin
Head of School
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Director of Admissions
Director of Summer Programs
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