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Besant Hill School of Happy Valley
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  • Private, Boarding
  • OJAI, CA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Sports
    grade B minus

About

8585 OJAI SANTA PAULA RD
OJAI, CA 93023
About Besant Hill School of Happy Valley...

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
No data available  

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$27,900
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$61,215
Received Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid
$11,000
From Besant Hill School of Happy Valley

Besant Hill School is a small boarding school in California. We honor individuality, critical thinking, creative and artistic passions, global citizenship, and environmental activism. 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.

Our intimate environment allows us to be more than just a school to our students. We foster a culture of caring, learning, and empowerment.

Since 1946, our small California boarding school has been an environment where adolescents are cared for, allowed to grow, and free to be themselves in a culture of learning and respect; Besant Hill students are encouraged to try new things in our supportive environment. Most importantly, they become lifelong learners who are adaptable to change and know the importance of continuous growth.

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Besant Hill School of Happy Valley Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1240
29 responses
Average ACT
28
6 responses

Small By Design

Our founders envisioned a small, college-prep community to provide each student education not available at larger institutions. With a maximum of 100 students, we provide consistent mentorship for every student and facilitate engaging programming to enrich students’ educational interests. Given our small size, we encourage variety and accommodate all students through creative scheduling.

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 3 responses
  • Variety Shows
    100%

Boarding

Students Boarding
90%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
Japan, Mexico, China, India
International Boarding Students
15%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
98
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 5 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 5 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 5 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 5 responses

Besant Hill School of Happy Valley Reviews

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