The Benjamin School

11000 Ellison Wilson Road
North Palm Beach, FL 33408-0334
     Tel: (561)472-3451
Grades: NS - 12 | 1046 students
The mission of The Benjamin School is to provide a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.
The School motivates students to master the skills of learning, communicating and evaluating choices and encourages them to grow intellectually, socially, morally, aesthetically, and physically to their fullest individual potential.  Benjamin inspires its students to develop a coherent set of values that includes love of learning, personal responsibility, self-motivation, concern for others and a commitment to serve society.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Learning Programs Supported yes
Year Founded 1960

Student Body

Total Students 1046 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 12%
State avg.: 36%
Students by Grade The Benjamin School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 143 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 23 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, European History, French Language, Human Geography, Macro Economics, Mandarin Chinese, Micro Economics, Music Theory, Photography, Physics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. Government, U.S. History  
Average SAT score 1778
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(uniform - khakis and uniform shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1
Tuition Notes The tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year is $7600 - $24500
% on Financial Aid 19%
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,691
Acceptance Rate 92%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mary Lou Primm
Admissions Associate Cherie Fromson


Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Over 35 Clubs/Organizations Over 35 Clubs/Organizations,

School Notes:

We are committed to excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, and community service and offer a college preparatory Pre-K3 through 12 independent school education Second to None.  Need-based financial assistance is available.  Please call or email our admission team (phone: 561-472-3451; email: to schedule a personal tour of our two beautiful, state-of-the-art campuses.  We look forward to sharing our story with you.   

Profile last updated: 10/28/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Score At The Top Learning Center & School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Clare School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Mark's Episcopal School (1.6 miles away)
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    Palm Beach GardensFL 33410
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    Palm Beach GardensFL 33410
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  • Palm Beach GardensScore At The Top Learning Center & School
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    Palm Beach GardensFL 33410
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    2.1 mi | 47 students | Gr. K-12                      

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