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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 686 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students
686 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Bentley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
95 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 686 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Oakland, CA is $19,352 for elementary schools and $21,331 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Oakland, CA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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