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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B
Address
1 Hiller Dr.
Oakland, CA 94618
Telephone
(510) 843-2512

Applying

Application Deadline
January 11
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$39,645
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
28%
Average Financial Aid
From Bentley School

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.

Bentley School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1300
80 responses
Average ACT
29
51 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Mini-Term
    23%
  • Spirit Night
    18%
  • Bentley Fest
    15%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Sports
    10%
  • Pink Elephant Day
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
696
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$142,977
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,816
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,127,400
National
$184,700

Bentley School Reviews

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As a recent alumnus, I’m proud to say that my experiences over my four years at Bentley changed my life in the most positive and possible ways. Not only did Bentley offer an amazing community of students and teachers, but it allowed me to grow in ways that I didn’t know were possible – both academically and socially. I’m not sure I completely understood the ways in which Bentley prepared me for life after high school until just recently. As a college freshman, I’m amazed how well prepared I’ve been for life away from home at school. Honestly, my college feels like an extension of my time at Bentley. I’m home this week for Thanksgiving break and can’t wait to visit Bentley for the alumni basketball game this Friday. Go Phoenix!
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Bentley is standout school in the Bay Area. It has the outstanding academics and college acceptance you would expect of an institution of this caliber, and phenomenal facilities. But Bentley uniquely shines in its approach to individuality and decision-making. Bentley takes its educational ethos seriously, meticulously planning the trajectory of curriculum to make students better learners and leaders, both academically and in their everyday lives.

Core to Bentley is the way the team of teachers thoughtfully introduce leadership & independence in subtle and increasing ways to form a framework for success. The attention to the individual, at every level, is outstanding. Curriculum like Mini-Term & the Senior Internship give students real-world leadership experience and make superb use of Bentley's exceptional network.

Plenty of other school have rigorous academics & great college acceptance rates in the Bay Area, but none lay the foundations for lifelong success like Bentley.
My daughter thrives at Bentley. As a former public school teacher and administrator, I am impressed with Bentley’s ability to implement its philosophy. The community is supportive, and the teachers are talented, committed and inspiring. The environment is positive and pretty chill. It is a gem, and we feel fortunate to have this opportunity for our child. Bottom line: the Best decision we could have made!