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CQ9的哲学

欢乐谷学校的办学理念, now known as 欢乐谷贝赞特山学校, 来自CQ9的缔造者的愿景吗, 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.

欢乐谷的历史

The Happy Valley Foundation was established in 1927 by Dr. 安妮Besant她是20世纪最伟大的女性之一. 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, 艺术, 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,她成立了欢乐谷基金会.

During WWII an unusual coalition of idealists, including 罗伯特·洛根, 路易Zalk, J. 克里希那穆提,rajagopal 奥尔德斯·赫胥黎, Dr. 圭多Ferrando,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.

名称的改变

到2006-2007学年, 应用程序和招生, 任何学校的命脉, 正在以惊人的速度下降吗. 反馈是:不幸的是, the adjective “Happy” suggested images of a drug rehab, 或者是问题少年收容所, 或者小学. The HVS administration and the HVF board deeply understood and shared the alumni’s individual and heartfelt attachment to the name “Happy Valley School.” It was indeed painful to believe that market image might trump a 60-year tradition. Yet even more painful was the reality that many children were missing a Happy Valley School education because the name deterred families from investigating the school.

由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, 而不是思考什么, with a culture embracing interrelationship: self to self, 对人类, 地球, 以及科学进步.

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:博士. 安妮Besant链接到:Jiddu克里希那穆提链接到:奥尔德斯·赫胥黎
链接:博士. 圭多Ferrando链接到:罗莎琳德Rajagopal链接到:罗伯特·洛根链接到:路易Zalk