Summer Institute

Nestled in the beautiful resort town of Ojai in Southern California, Besant Hill School offers a dynamic five weeks of summer programming. Students interact with peers from all around the world while mastering study skills and life lessons and gaining a better appreciation of California.

Each summer, as an extension of our college prep school curriculum, we offer a variety of courses in English as a Second Language, SAT Prep, a hands-on STEM Program, and our Young Innovators program. The day is structured for academic courses in the morning, with afternoon art classes and multiple off-campus excursions.

SAT Prep & College Application Essay Writing

July 8 – August 4

This three-week course, taught by Besant Hill School faculty trained in the A-List method, provides an in-depth overview of all three sections of the SAT test, including discussions about format, content, and overall strategies.

STEM Program

July 8 – August 4

As a College Preparatory High School, Besant Hill School believes in preparing and supporting high school students to pursue an undergraduate career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

English Language & American Culture

July 1 – August 4

Students will embark on an immersion journey in speaking English, getting to know the Besant Hill School campus and exploring Ojai and California.

Tuition & Fees

A breakdown of boarding school and day school tuition and expenses for the listed Summer Institute programs can be found here.

General Information

View the daily schedule and read about off-campus activities, options for day students, general conduct information, the required clothing/dress code, facilities, laundry, safety, and health services.

Samuel Wu ’13

It was like time stopped, and our friendships grew and grew.

Samuel Wu ’13Student