Bentley School

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  • 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.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1920
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students712 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
53%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Bentley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers96 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
77%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 2D/3D Visual Art, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP French, AP Latin, AP Mandarin, AP Music Theory, AP Spanish, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Engineering, English Seminars, Environmental Science, History Seminars, Multivariable Calculus, Physics C
Average SAT score1310
Average ACT score31
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 7
Tuition NotesLower School: $32,415 Middle School: $35,410 Upper School: $46,735
% on Financial Aid
29%
Average Financial Aid Grant$28,500
Admissions DirectorPeter Jordan
Admissions AssociateKatrina Ong

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
LacrosseRock Climbing,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drawing, Photography, Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ultimate Frisbee

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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We are so glad our daughter got admitted in the Middle school here. She came home so happy after school every day. She made friends the 1st day in school that students here are polite and friendly. Teachers are very carrying about the well been of the students and very responsive to their academic works. The best decision we made for our child to attend school here.
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