Signature Programs

Signature programs embody our mission statement by focusing on building upon traditional programs and creating new initiatives that support individual learning, and create a value-added student experience that differentiate us from other independent school offerings.

Portrait of a Graduate

The Portrait of a Graduate outlines the aggregate educational process Besant Hill School provides students. Each tenet in The Portrait of a Graduate is examined once every four years (one year two are combined), as a theme to the academic year. Over the four years at Besant Hill School, students complete an entire year dedicated to each of the themes.

Portrait of a Graduate

The Portrait of a Graduate outlines the aggregate educational process Besant Hill School provides students. Each tenet in The Portrait of a Graduate is examined once every four years (one year two are combined), as a theme to the academic year. Over the four years at Besant Hill School, students complete an entire year dedicated to each of the themes.

Portrait of a Graduate

The Portrait of a Graduate outlines the aggregate educational process Besant Hill School provides students. Each tenet in The Portrait of a Graduate is examined once every four years (one year two are combined), as a theme to the academic year. Over the four years at Besant Hill School, students complete an entire year dedicated to each of the themes.

Capstone Program

The Besant Hill School Senior Capstone Program provides students with a variety of opportunities to participate in flexible learning activities that promote 21st-century skills. This professional development offering allows students to directly apply the holistic span of their knowledge-base outside of the classroom.

Capstone Program

The Besant Hill School Senior Capstone Program provides students with a variety of opportunities to participate in flexible learning activities that promote 21st-century skills. This professional development offering allows students to directly apply the holistic span of their knowledge-base outside of the classroom.

Outdoor Education

For over 30 years, Besant Hill School of Happy Valley has inspired, challenged, and taught students through its Outdoor Education Program (OEP). In the field, nature reinforces lessons taught on campus and adds perspective to the comprehensive student experience. This program is an integral part of the philosophy, mission, and culture of the school.

Outdoor Education

For over 30 years, Besant Hill School of Happy Valley has inspired, challenged, and taught students through its Outdoor Education Program (OEP). In the field, nature reinforces lessons taught on campus and adds perspective to the comprehensive student experience. This program is an integral part of the philosophy, mission, and culture of the school.

Outdoor Education

For over 30 years, Besant Hill School of Happy Valley has inspired, challenged, and taught students through its Outdoor Education Program (OEP). In the field, nature reinforces lessons taught on campus and adds perspective to the comprehensive student experience. This program is an integral part of the philosophy, mission, and culture of the school.

Experiential Learning

We believe boarding school offers the unique opportunity to enhance and expand the learning environment. Experiential Learning is a practice that engages Besant Hill School students in active, hands-on learning, integrating curricular goals with practical and consequential real-life experiences. This educational approach begins in the classroom, expands to the community, and eventually takes the learning process into the world at large.

Experiential Learning

We believe boarding school offers the unique opportunity to enhance and expand the learning environment. Experiential Learning is a practice that engages Besant Hill School students in active, hands-on learning, integrating curricular goals with practical and consequential real-life experiences. This educational approach begins in the classroom, expands to the community, and eventually takes the learning process into the world at large.

Sustainability Education

The intention of sustainability education can be summed up with the term Ecological Literacy. Incorporating ecological literacy is an integral part of the Besant Hill School college preparatory program and educational process. We believe this program ensures our students will develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the natural systems that support life on Earth. An ecologically literate student is solution-oriented and has a developing awareness of the ways in which we are all connected to the world around us, to each other, and to those who will come after us.

Sustainability Education

The intention of sustainability education can be summed up with the term Ecological Literacy. Incorporating ecological literacy is an integral part of the Besant Hill School college preparatory program and educational process. We believe this program ensures our students will develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the natural systems that support life on Earth. An ecologically literate student is solution-oriented and has a developing awareness of the ways in which we are all connected to the world around us, to each other, and to those who will come after us.

Sustainability Education

The intention of sustainability education can be summed up with the term Ecological Literacy. Incorporating ecological literacy is an integral part of the Besant Hill School college preparatory program and educational process. We believe this program ensures our students will develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the natural systems that support life on Earth. An ecologically literate student is solution-oriented and has a developing awareness of the ways in which we are all connected to the world around us, to each other, and to those who will come after us.

Instructional Support Program

The Instructional Support Program (ISP) is a comprehensive program that meets students at their academic level, taking into consideration their individual learning style. The program teaches BHS students strategies they can apply in all of their classes to achieve academic success. At Besant Hill School, we do not modify our curriculum for students in the Instructional Support Program, we adapt to better suit students’ learning styles.

Instructional Support Program

The Instructional Support Program (ISP) is a comprehensive program that meets students at their academic level, taking into consideration their individual learning style. The program teaches BHS students strategies they can apply in all of their classes to achieve academic success. At Besant Hill School, we do not modify our curriculum for students in the Instructional Support Program, we adapt to better suit students’ learning styles.

College Counseling

At Besant Hill School, an intentionally small college preparatory school, the College Counseling Office works closely with all students and their families from the moment they arrive on campus. Students are encouraged to develop and explore passions and interests while keeping in mind their responsibility toward their overall health, success, and personal fulfillment. As a college prep school, Besant Hill School provides students with guidance on their journey toward higher education. Our ‘college going culture’ is reflected in our students desire to enroll in the colleges that best fit their future aspirations.

College Counseling

At Besant Hill School, an intentionally small college preparatory school, the College Counseling Office works closely with all students and their families from the moment they arrive on campus. Students are encouraged to develop and explore passions and interests while keeping in mind their responsibility toward their overall health, success, and personal fulfillment. As a college prep school, Besant Hill School provides students with guidance on their journey toward higher education. Our ‘college going culture’ is reflected in our students desire to enroll in the colleges that best fit their future aspirations.

College Counseling

At Besant Hill School, an intentionally small college preparatory school, the College Counseling Office works closely with all students and their families from the moment they arrive on campus. Students are encouraged to develop and explore passions and interests while keeping in mind their responsibility toward their overall health, success, and personal fulfillment. As a college prep school, Besant Hill School provides students with guidance on their journey toward higher education. Our ‘college going culture’ is reflected in our students desire to enroll in the colleges that best fit their future aspirations.

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