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
Year Founded1920

Student Body

Total Students706 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
53%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Bentley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
77%
Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 9
Tuition NotesLower School: $31,015 Middle School: $33,885 Upper School: $44,295
% on Financial Aid
29%
Admissions DirectorPeter Jordan
Admissions AssociateMelissa Coveney 9-12

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Robotics

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

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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