Faculty and Staff

Teachers, the Heart of Our Learning Community

Experts in their fields, passionate about the art of teaching, and eager to introduce innovation into the classroom, Bentley’s faculty members are the heart of our learning community. They include artists, engineers, musicians, scientists, computer programmers, and writers. The experience they bring to their classrooms makes lessons come to life, and they serve as models for the joys and rewards of lifelong learning. Bentley teachers set high standards of academic excellence and they provide students with the tools to evaluate and interpret the world around them. With knowledge of the developmental needs of children, Bentley’s faculty members are mentors and leaders guiding students along a path of academic discovery.

Our Philosophy on Effective Teaching and Learning

Bentley faculty and staff are motivated to inspire inquiry, academic excellence, personal achievement, and character. Students are encouraged to understand how they learn best and how to effectively communicate their learning needs to teachers. Self-advocacy is a value esteemed and cultivated at Bentley, one that lends itself to developing confidence and academic success.

At Bentley, students are expected to take initiative and advocate for themselves. By setting high academic standards for each student and establishing a creative environment where students are encouraged to take risks, Bentley cultivates learning opportunities where all students can experience success.

Emphasis on Continued Professional Development

Bentley makes a concerted effort to support the growth of teachers wherever they may be in their career. The Board of Trustees and the community, primarily through the Annual Fund, provide the resources required for comprehensive professional development opportunities. Sharing the enthusiasm and information acquired at conferences, workshops, and one-on-one mentoring is an expectation so that individual faculty members can feel inspired to “teach the teachers.” Collegiality, expertise, and collaboration are integral to the professional development of Bentley faculty.


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The Bentley Story

Founded in 1920, Bentley School has fostered an environment that challenges the mind, striving to bring out the best in every one of its students. Bentley School is committed to academic excellence as well as the development of character and spirit in each of its students. (Read more in the Head of School's Message.)

Where We Are

K-8 Campus
1 Hiller Drive
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 843-2512
9-12 Campus
1000 Upper Happy Valley Road
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 283-2101

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