Besant Hill School

8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd, PO Box 850, Ojai, CA 93024

A project of the Happy Valley Foundation, a cultural organization established by political activist Annie Besant for educational purposes, this school occupies a rural campus on a 520-acre tract. After being known for 60 years as the Happy Valley School, Besant Hill assumed its present name, in honor of Dr. Besant, in July 2007. The varied program provides sound academic preparation, and Besant Hill maintains a community setting that stresses responsibility and mutual consideration. An active fine arts program supplements course work in the core subjects and constitutes an integral part of the school curriculum. Community service work consists of mandatory participation in service learning projects.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Grades 9-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd, PO Box 850, Ojai, CA 93024
Year Established1946
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorRandy Bertin
Applications DueFebruary
Total Enrollment100
Boarding Students84
Day Students16
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