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Besant Hill School

Call: 805-646-4343
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Besant Hill School

At a glance

Location Ojai, CA
USA
Tuition $48,900
Grades 9-12, PG Students Receiving Aid 23%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $450,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 4:1 Endowment $2,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 50%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 100

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 10

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 35*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 11
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Los Angeles CA Area
Santa Clarita CA Area
Program Emphasis Art School
Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Learning Differences
Small Boarding School
Summer School
All Grades 9-12, PG
Boarding Grades 9-12, PG
Grade Divisions Post Graduate
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1946
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 520
Head of School Randy Bertin
Endowment $2,000,000

History

"Founded in 1946 Besant Hill is a college preparatory, co-educational, independent day and boarding school of 100 students from grades 9 to 12, PG in Ojai, California. If you are the kind of student who is looking to balance academic challenge with creative expression through the arts and experiential education then you have come to the right place!" (Besant Hill School, 9/2008)

Academics

Full Time Faculty 25
Part Time Faculty 12
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 50%
Faculty with doctorate 0
Faculty with masters 10
Student/Faculty ratio 4:1
Average Class Size 10
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
Art
Art History
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Computer Science
Drama
Driver Education
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Ethics
Expository Writing
Fine Arts
French
Geography
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Chemistry
English Language
Environmental Science
Human Geography
Macroeconomics
Physics B
Spanish Language
Statistics
US History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 100
Boys 50
Girls 50
% Boys/Girls 50/50
Boarding Students 85
Day Students 15
International
China
Germany
India
Japan
Mexico
Other (UAE)
Russia
Rwanda
Taiwan
Thailand
United States
Alabama
Arizona
California
Colorado
Illinois
Minnesota
Mississippi
New Mexico
Oregon
Utah
Washington
Wisconsin
Majority of students come from West Coast
% of Students of Color 10%
% of International Students 40%

Admission

E-mail admissions@besanthill.org
Web Address www.besanthill.org
Director of Admission Kristen Kaschub
Admission Application Apply to Besant Hill School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $75
Application Deadline(s) Feb 1
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 15
Financial Aid Awarded $450,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 23%
Acceptance Rate 50%
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 50%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $22,500
Boarding Student Tuition $48,900
International Student Tuition $55,600

College Placement Office

Recent College Matriculations Stanford, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, Hamilton College, Claremont McKenna, Berkeley School of Music, California Institute of the Arts; Eugene Lang College; New School University; University of California, Irvine; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of California, Santa Cruz
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
basketball
cross-country
soccer
swimming
volleyball
Recreational Sports
camping
dance
golf
hiking
mountain biking
ocean kayaking
outdoor club/skills
surfing
swimming
table tennis
tennis
ultimate frisbee
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Art Club
Astronomy Club
Choir
Community Service Program
Dance Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Envirothon
Habitat for Humanity
International Club
Literary Magazine
Model UN
Photography Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Yearbook

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Location

Contact Info

Phone 805-646-4343
Address 8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd, PO Box 850 - Ojai, CA 93024 USA
Website www.besanthill.org 
Email admissions@besanthill.org 
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