Bentley School

  • Families have selected Bentley School for 100 years. Our exceptional faculty develop students of character, inspire purpose, and build community
  • We have a total of 700 students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade
  • K-8 Campus is located in Oakland with 360 students
  • 9-12 Campus is located in Lafayette with 340 students
  • 29% of students receive financial assistance  7:1 Student to Faculty ratio
  • 53% Students of Color  Students represent 74 zip codes from across the Bay Area
  • Over the past five years, 100% of Bentley graduates have been admitted to over 300 colleges and universities, a number that also includes 90% of the institutions named on Barron's "Most Competitive Schools" list
  • Bentley is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Bentley School encourages qualified applicants of all ethnic and religious backgrounds, races, national origins, gender or sexual orientations

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students285 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeBentley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 9
% on Financial Aid
29%
Admissions DirectorGina Gailmard

School Notes

  • Families have selected Bentley School for 100 years. Our exceptional faculty develop students of character, inspire purpose, and build community
  • We have a total of 700 students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade
  • K-8 Campus is located in Oakland with 360 students
  • 9-12 Campus is located in Lafayette with 340 students 
  • 29% of students receive financial assistance
  • 7:1 Student to Faculty ratio
  • 53% Students of Color
  • Students represent 74 zip codes from across the Bay Area
  • Over the past five years, 100% of Bentley graduates have been admitted to over 300 colleges and universities, a number that also includes 90% of the institutions named on Barron's "Most Competitive Schools" list
  • Bentley is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Bentley School encourages qualified applicants of all ethnic and religious backgrounds, races, national origins, gender or sexual orientations

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  • Concord
    Carondelet High School
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 800 students
    7.1 miles
    1133 Winton Dr
    Concord, CA 94518
    (925)686-5353
    7.1 9-12
    800
  • Oakland
    Grades: K-12 | 876 students
    6.5 miles
    4315 Lincoln Ave
    Oakland, CA 94602
    (510)531-1300
    6.5 K-12
    876
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 280 students
    17.5 miles
    2901 California St
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    (415)409-3739
    17.5 9-12
    280
  • Walnut Creek
    Grades: 9-12 | 418 students
    6.6 miles
    245 El Divisadero Ave
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    (925)945-6464
    6.6 9-12
    418
  • Danville
    Grades: 6-12 | 490 students
    11.6 miles
    2100 Mt Diablo Scenic Blvd
    Danville, CA 94506
    (925)837-5375
    11.6 6-12
    490

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