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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Sports
    grade B

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Applying

Application Deadline
January 7
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$46,735
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
$26,000
From Bentley School

Celebrating 100 years of excellence in learning, Bentley is a K-12 co-ed, independent day school with beautiful campuses in Oakland (K-8) & Lafayette (9-12).

From kindergarten to the threshold of college, Bentley students enjoy transformative learning leading to lives of purpose and success. With teachers, mentors, advisors, and coaches who value a balance of intellect and character, students participate in unique academic, service, leadership, arts, athletics, and other opportunities, encouraging one another to become their best selves.

Visit our website and school to learn more about Bentley's K-12 program. We look forward to meeting you and learning more about the talents and aspirations you and your child may bring to the Bentley community.

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Bentley School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1320
131 responses
Average ACT
30
77 responses

Celebrating 100 Years

Founded in 1920, today’s Bentley proudly welcomes 700 students representing 74 zip codes. Embracing a vision of transformative learning and a culture of excellence, Bentley still holds the values of its founders while offering cutting edge programs on two beautiful campuses. With rich enhancements in course offerings, we are preparing today’s students for bright futures.

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
  • Mini-Term
    21%
  • Spirit Night
    17%
  • Bentley Fest
    15%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Sports
    9%
  • Our school is not very social or spirited.
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

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Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
700
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 17 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 17 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 17 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 19 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 19 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$178,889
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,222
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$1,428,900
National
$217,500

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