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欢乐谷学校的办学理念, now known as 欢乐谷贝赞特山学校, 是来自我们的founders的愿景吗, who believed that the environment which encourages the fullest development of student potential is one that affords the opportunity to explore creative as well as intellectual abilities. We believe in working together in a spirit of cooperation, 不合格, seeking to cultivate and express what is excellent in each student. Intellectual curiosity and a spirit of inquiry are the activating factors in the educational process, while active participation in school community builds caring and responsible individuals, 提倡诚信生活, 意识, 和目的.


The Happy Valley Foundation was established in 1927 by Dr. 安妮Besant, one of the great women of the 20th Century. Dr. Besant, president of the worldwide Theosophical Society for more than twenty-five years, was a renowned social activist who generated significant social and humanitarian reforms in Britain and lent strong support to India’s independence movement.

In 1926, on a journey to the Ojai Valley with J. 克里希那穆提, D. Rajagopal, 罗莎琳德·威廉姆斯(Rajagopal), Fritz Kunz, 安妮Besant visited a vast area of pristine land. She envisioned this site as a place to establish an educational center that would nurture spiritual, 正规赌平台网址大全, intellectual growth as well as physical and mental well-being. She also knew that sustainable worldwide improvement in the human condition begins with the individual. In 1927, she raised funds to secure nearly 520 acres in the Upper Ojai Valley. She appointed trustees to further her vision of a non-sectarian foundation, 不分种族, 信条, 性, 种姓, 或颜色,,她将其命名为欢乐谷基金会.

During WWII an unusual coalition of idealists, including 罗伯特·洛根, 路易Zalk, J. 克里希那穆提,拉贾戈帕尔, 奥尔德斯·赫胥黎, Dr. 圭多Ferrando他们聚集在欧康. Recognizing the prescience of 安妮Besant’s educational concepts, they incorporated these into the core philosophy of the Happy Valley School (now called the 欢乐谷贝赞特山学校).

安妮Besant saw this land as a place where her ideals could be given form through activities in which the multiple aspects of culture would find expression. This has been realized with the creation of the Happy Valley Cultural Center.


为了纪念博士. 安妮Besant, founding member of 欢乐谷贝赞特山学校, the school underwent a name change to reflect its deep commitment to her visionary principles. Dr. Besant, 以倡导妇女权利而闻名, 神智学会主席, support for causes like freedom of thought and socialism, exemplified an unyielding commitment to progressive values. Renaming the school honored her legacy and underscored its dedication to education that reflects her influential legacy.

自2007年7月1日起,“欢乐谷贝赞特山学校” was made after a HVF Board driven initiative sought input from over 700 alumni, 父母, 和长久的朋友. The selection highlighted the truly remarkable visionary and public servant, 安妮Besant, who raised the funds for the 1927 purchase of the 520 acres in Upper Ojai, who firmly believed this breathtaking land would be the cradle of and model for the “new civilization of education,” where improvement in human history begins with the individual who knows how to think, 而不是去想什么, with a culture embracing interrelationship: self to self, 对人类, 到地球上去, 为了科学进步.

This name selection was deemed to authentically reflect and honor our history, our past and the principles formulated by the founders. It was felt that by honoring Annie we not only honor her but also honor and reaffirm a future she predicted, which today’s administration and board are committed to fulfill. The selection was felt to be a win-win for both our alumni and our prospective students and families.

土地本身, the 520 acres owned by the Happy Valley Foundation, is 并将 forever be known as the Happy Valley.

链接至:博士. 安妮Besant链接至:克里希那穆提链接至:奥多斯·赫胥黎
链接至:博士. 圭多Ferrando链接至:罗莎琳德Rajagopal链接至:罗伯特·洛根链接至:路易Zalk
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