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.

Top Placements

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students686 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Bentley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers95 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Oakland
    Grades: K-12 | 876 students
    3.5 miles
    4315 Lincoln Ave
    Oakland, CA 94602
    (510)531-1300
    3.5 K-12
    876
  • Oakland
    Grades: NS-8 | 302 students
    1.9 miles
    360 42nd St
    Oakland, CA 94609
    (510)653-0317
    1.9 NS-8
    302
  • Oakland
    Grades: NS-8 | 418 students
    3.8 miles
    3245 Sheffield Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94602
    (510)534-0800
    3.8 NS-8
    418
  • Oakland
    Grades: K-5 | 109 students
    0.9 miles
    40 Dulwich Rd
    Oakland, CA 94618
    (510)428-2606
    0.9 K-5
    109
  • Oakland
    Grades: 9-12 | 364 students
    0.5 miles
    6100 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94618
    (510)652-4364
    0.5 9-12
    364

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The average private school tuition in Oakland, CA is $17,744 for elementary schools and $20,946 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Oakland, CA is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).