Looking for best USA boarding schools in California. Have a closer look at this one! Besant Hill in Ojai, California offers co-educational boarding facilities. In each class we demand that students take full responsibility for their education. We offer honors and AP classes in the junior and senior years. Instructors in our ISP Instructional Support Program) help students to better understand their learning styles and to utilize strategies and techniques in support of their academic success.The school offers interscholastic opportunities in: basketball, cross country running, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and volleyball.
Intramural activities we offer include: dance, drumline, golf, hiking, surfing, weight-training and yoga. The arts are explosive and passionate and the arts are everywhere at BHS, in the recording studio, in the ceramics and metal forging studio, the gallery or the dark room, or on stage in our beautiful 150-seat Zalk Theatre. In fact, the arts' course selections are as expansive and comprehensive as those in some liberal arts colleges.
With nearly 30 offerings in music, performing arts, visual arts and digital arts, the arts at BHS involve the whole person and affect the whole community. Rich in artistic history, BHS has a long lineage of teachers who are professionals in the stage, film, music and visual art world in this country. Imagine being taught musical theatre by someone who has directed over 50 shows and has former students performing on Broadway? Or learning guitar and jazz music from one of the area's greatest guitarists? Or performing on stage next to a professional actor? You get the picture. Because of our location and proximity to Los Angeles and the town of Ojai, home to many writers, actors, directors, musicians and artists, we have a smorgasbord of guest artists. The application to Besant Hill School contains the general application, parent and student questionnaires, transcript request, essay and two teacher recommendations. Your application will be read by each member of the Admissions Committee, who will then reach a decision about your acceptance to the school.