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Thank you for your interest in Besant Hill School.

Application Process

We’re thrilled that you’re considering Besant Hill! Our goal is to ensure that your application process is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

1. Submit Inquiry
Complete the inquiry form to connect and to receive information about events, deadlines, and important reminders.

2. Submit Application
Families can apply online or via the Standard Application Online (SAO). The application consists of: 

  • Student Profile and Short Essay 
  • Parent Questionnaire 
  • Current English and Math Teacher Recommendations
  • Student Choice Teacher Recommendation
  • Transcripts: Academic records including the past 3 years 

3. English Proficiency (International Applicants)
Proof of English proficiency must be submitted for applicants for whom English is not their primary language and have not been in a setting where English is the primary language of instruction. Official scores must be sent directly from one of the testing organizations. 

4. Complete Admissions Interview
Once your application has been submitted, you may schedule your interview online by contacting the admissions office. 

InitialView: InitialView is a live, interactive interview platform that can be used to showcase communication ability. An InitialView interview is not required, but, if you have completed one, we encourage you to submit your results to Besant Hill. Please note that this does not replace the required admissions interview. 

Application Process

We’re thrilled that you’re considering Besant Hill! Our goal is to ensure that your application process is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

1. Submit Inquiry
Complete the inquiry form to connect and to receive information about events, deadlines, and important reminders.

2. Submit Application
Families can apply online or via the Standard Application Online (SAO). The application consists of: 

  • Student Profile and Short Essay 
  • Parent Questionnaire 
  • Current English and Math Teacher Recommendations
  • Student Choice Teacher Recommendation
  • Transcripts: Academic records including the past 3 years 

3. English Proficiency (International Applicants)
Proof of English proficiency must be submitted for applicants for whom English is not their primary language and have not been in a setting where English is the primary language of instruction. Official scores must be sent directly from one of the testing organizations. 

4. Complete Admissions Interview
Once your application has been submitted, you may schedule your interview online by contacting the admissions office. 

InitialView: InitialView is a live, interactive interview platform that can be used to showcase communication ability. An InitialView interview is not required, but, if you have completed one, we encourage you to submit your results to Besant Hill. Please note that this does not replace the required admissions interview. 

Standardized Testing

Besant Hill does not require standardized testing in the application review process. You’re looking for the right match and we’re looking for qualities of character and maturity, as well as the ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the school community. Differences in a student background, economic circumstance, and educational opportunity are also valued and thoughtfully weighed in our decisions. Above all, we strive to bring a well-rounded, interesting, and diverse group of creative students to our boarding school.

Dates & Deadlines

September 1Applications Open for the 2023-2024 academic year
October 31Application Deadline for Spring 2023
November 15Notification of Decisions for Spring 2023
December 1Enrollment Reply Deadline for Spring 2023
January 15Financial Aid Application Deadline for Fall 2023
January 31Most recent tax forms and W-2’s due to Admissions Office
February 1Priority Application Deadline for Fall 2023
March 10Notification of Decisions for Fall 2023
April 10Enrollment Reply Deadline for Fall 2023
April 15Prior year tax forms due to Admissions Office
May-AugustRolling Admissions

“My four years at Besant Hill are filled with great memories and experiences that I could never have at another high school. My first year had been pretty rough as an English learner from Japan, and the community there really supported me overcome a hard time.”

Standardized Testing

Besant Hill does not require standardized testing in the application review process. You’re looking for the right match and we’re looking for qualities of character and maturity, as well as the ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the school community. Differences in a student background, economic circumstance, and educational opportunity are also valued and thoughtfully weighed in our decisions. Above all, we strive to bring a well-rounded, interesting, and diverse group of creative students to our boarding school.

Dates & Deadlines

September 1Applications Open for the 2023-2024 academic year
October 31Application Deadline for Spring 2023
November 15Notification of Decisions for Spring 2023
December 1Enrollment Reply Deadline for Spring 2023
January 15Financial Aid Application Deadline for Fall 2023
January 31Most recent tax forms and W-2’s due to Admissions Office
February 1Priority Application Deadline for Fall 2023
March 10Notification of Decisions for Fall 2023
April 10Enrollment Reply Deadline for Fall 2023
April 15Prior year tax forms due to Admissions Office
May-AugustRolling Admissions

Tracy How

Director of Admissions & Financial Aid

With so much history, Besant Hill is a place that is committed to honoring the past but focused on the future. It’s exciting to be part of a school where the only constant is change.

thow@ebrandwatches.com
(805) 646-4343 Ext. 142

Terra Furguiel

Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, Parent Liaison

“Besant Hill allows students to follow their path. We help guide you when you don’t know the way, and everyone is encouraged to be the best person they can be.”

(805) 646-4343 Ext. 111

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