Outdoor Education

For over 30 years, Besant Hill School of Happy Valley has inspired, challenged, and taught students through its Outdoor Education Program (OEP). This program is an integral part of the philosophy, mission, and culture of the school.

Two science teachers and eight students explore and learn about California’s Channel Islands.

Students in Channel Islands, California

The mission of the Besant Hill OEP is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the intellectual, social, and personal skills, through challenge and adventure in a safe and supportive environment. It is from these experiences that students will become positive, contributing members of their communities through a connection between themselves and the world at large. Special curriculums have been designed in order to fulfill this mission, including an all-school Fall Trips Program and a variety of outdoor excursions such as rock climbing, hiking, and skiing/snowboarding.

Fall Trips Video: