Besant Hill School of Happy Valley is an independent boarding and day school in Ojai, California. Besant Hill School sits on 500 acres of scenic rural land, providing a unique environment for learning for a student body of 100 international middle and high school boys and girls. Rigorous college preparatory curriculum is balanced with an expansive performing and visual arts programs, environment and sustainability program, ESL, summer programs, sports, fitness and outdoor education. The school was originally founded in 1946 as Happy Valley School by a community of educators and philosophers who were convinced of the need for new approaches to education. Founders include Dr. Annie Besant, Dr. Guido Ferrando, J Krishnamurdi, Aldous Huxley, Robert Logan, Rosalind Rajagopal, Louis Zalk and others.