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Besant Hill School is a small boarding school in California. Our small size, committed faculty and staff, and beautiful location in the Ojai Valley make Besant Hill School a one-of-a-kind place to study for students from around the globe.

Campus is surrounded by spectacular panoramic views of the Topa Topa Mountains and the Ojai Valley. Besant Hill School provides a serene, natural environment in which students can pursue their educational goals.

As a small school, students contribute to tightly-bonded teams where no teammate is left out. Besant Hill School’s “no-cut” policy ensures each student a spot on any team. During practice, we strive to reinforce the transferable skills developed by participating on a team while practicing drills to improve athletic ability and performance.
The arts are everywhere on campus, in the recording studio, in the ceramics studio, in the Beato Atelier, in the multi-media room, or on stage in their beautiful 150-seat Zalk Theater.

Besant Hill holds an A+ rating on and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS).

Besant Hill's dorms feature comfortable, modern rooms that are shared with just one roommate, as well as lounge areas and a student center that lend themselves to plenty of relaxing. Students are free to leave campus on most weekends, but those who remain can take advantage of our full program of organized weekend activities – everything from beach trips to kayaking, movies, shopping mall expeditions, hikes, trips to Universal Studios, and more.

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School Information

14 - 18

English Literature and Composition, US History, Human Geography, Psychology, Calculus AB, Statistics, Biology, Environmental Science

French, Spanish

Fashion Club, Robotics Club, Cooking Club, Book Club, Movie Club

Basketball, Cross Country Running, Soccer, Volleyball

Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year