Bentley Upper

1000 Upper Happy Valley Rd
Lafayette, CA 94549-0945
Tel: (925)283-2101
Grades: 9-12 | 285 students
Bentley School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school, grades K-12.
Bentley School inspires inquiry, academic excellence, personal achievement, and character by engaging students' intellect and creativity, and by encouraging them to embrace values that enrich their community and the world.
Honor, character, dignity, compassion, and ethical responsibility are fundamental ideals in our community and in our approach to teaching and learning.
Our comprehensive and academically rigorous curriculum promotes a life long pursuit and love of learning; provides a range of challenging opportunities in academics, athletics and the arts; encourages balance in students' individual interests and goals.
The support of intellectual inquiry is developed by encouraging students to explore their individual skills and talents and by provoking a willingness to articulate ideas and to engage critical thought.
We provide an environment that allows students to take risks and to confront challenges in creative and individual ways.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students 285 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Bentley Upper Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Orinda Academy (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Contra Costa Jewish Day School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Perpetua School (2.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lafayette
    Grades: K-8 | 160 students
    0.8 miles
    955 Risa Road
    Lafayette, CA 94549
  • Orinda
    Grades: 8-12 | 111 students
    2 miles
    19 Altarinda Road
    Orinda, CA 94563
  • Orinda
    Holden High School
    Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 34 students
    2.2 miles
    10 Irwin Way
    Orinda, CA 94563
  • Lafayette
    St. Perpetua School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 261 students
    2.2 miles
    3445 Hamlin Road
    Lafayette, CA 94549
  • Lafayette
    Grades: PK-KG | 87 students
    2.3 miles
    1049 Stuart St
    Lafayette, CA 94549

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The average private school tuition in Contra Costa County, CA is $10,225 for elementary schools and $19,777 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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