Bentley School

  • 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.

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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 DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • 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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • 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 | 420 students
    6.6 miles
    245 El Divisadero Ave
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    (925)945-6464
    6.6 9-12
    420
  • 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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