The Academic Experience
Stretch Your Brain
Socrates, an ancient Greek philosopher, believed knowledge was generated by a group of people asking questions and finding answers together. Today, we call this style of hands-on learning and teaching the “Socratic Method.” At Besant Hill, we know your curiosity is motivated by dialogue and active participation in classes that challenge your intellectual creativity and passion. Our teachers facilitate discussion, rather than lecture, and encourage divergent thinking, in which there is never just one right answer but many answers. In the end, you will be a big-picture thinker, someone who can synthesize, solve problems, and help others find meaning.
With Teachers that Get It
Your teachers know what it is like to be a student here. Many are alums, and several have been here more than twenty years; they love living in such a spectacular place and teaching students who want to be active creators of their own learning experience. With an average class size of 10 students, teachers get to know you and appreciate your individual learning style. While they work to foster your creativity and self-expression, they are prepared to bring you through demanding college-preparatory courses. Your teachers here know how to use multi-level instruction for a variety of learners. No matter what path you take to understand a concept, your teacher knows where you are going.